Franklin High School Project Graduation in conjunction with Franklin High School Booster Club have announced their annual Food Truck Festival event will take place on May 18, 2019 from 12 noon until 6 pm at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset.
A host of 10-12 food trucks will be on site for your eating pleasure with many delicious varieties including hot foods, desserts and more. Numerous vendor tables are also expected to provide a shopping experience for the expected 2,000+ guests.
A Kid's Zone area will offer face painting, inflatable rides, sand art and other activities. Guests will also have a chance to win great prizes during a raffle at the end of the night. (Winners do not need to be present to win.) This year the Committee has also hired a live band for entertainment throughout the day.
Vendors interested in sponsoring a table or food trucks looking to book for the event must submit their applications no later than April 30, 2019. For an application form and more information email FranklinFTFestival@gmail.com.
"Project Graduation is an annual event, it is a safe, all night, alcohol and drug-free celebration, that has been taking place in the community since 1994, " states Nicolas DiMeglio, President of Franklin High School Project Graduation. "Each year parents, students and teachers work together to generate approximately $28,000.00 which is required to provide this event for our graduating seniors."
Local businesses continue to support the Organization with generous donations. This year our supporters include Franklin Municipal Alliance, Franklin Township Police PBA, Elizabeth Avenue Vol. Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Renaissance at Raritan Valley, HOA, Bound Brook Moose Lodge 988, Canal Walk HOA, Mens Club, Premier Homes, WaWa, Somerset County Vo Tech, SSP Architects, DRG Architects, Eagles, Peter and Lorraine Provenzale, Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors, La Bonbonniere Bake Shop, Parker McCay Attorneys, Financial Resources Federal Credit Union, Joy Systems of Somerset.
Project Graduation has continued because of school and community volunteers believing in the necessity of striving to keep our children and young adults safe on the night of graduation. In fact, DiMeglio comments, "Many of our members on the Executive Board have been gladly serving the Organization for over 24 years and we truly appreciate their involvement especially since they no longer have children in the school system". Anyone interested in volunteering for the Organization should contact Nick DiMeglio at Nicolas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The culminating event for Project Graduation takes place on the night of graduation at Franklin High School. The celebration includes catered food, music, photo booths, laser tag, basketball, a mentalist and many more activities and forms of entertainment at Franklin High School. The building is transformed into an amusement park for the students. Food is served from 10:00 pm until 4:00 am when the students leave the event.