Franklin Food Bank Set to Host 7th Annual Canal Festival

Event Dedicated to the Late Eric Kvortek, Local Musician, and Supporter

EAST MILLSTONE PARK, NJ - The seventh annual CanalFest will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am to 5 pm at East Millstone Park (Amwell Road & Market Street) in the East Millstone section of Somerset.  A fundraiser for the Franklin Township Food Bank, the event features live musical performances by the Motor City Revue, Lowlight, RocknRoll HiFives, Mariachi Reyes, Stereo 87, Andy B.AND SoulFolk and many more acts on three stages! 

Dozens of diverse original arts and crafts vendors will also be featured. Funding for the strong line-up is possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Grant Program. 

This year’s event is dedicated to the late musician and sound engineer Eric Kvortek who recently passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. Eric was the keyboardist for The East MillSTONES (aka The STONES Band), who called the festival home and played the event several times over the years.  

CanalFest is planned and organized by the CanalFest Community Collaborative which was formed in early 2011 with the shared vision of strengthening the local community. Their key goals are; to help our neighbors in need, to raise the profile of area businesses and community organizations, and to bring friends and neighbors together in the spirit of celebration.  

The event is built around our community’s greatest environmental asset, the Delaware and Raritan Canal.  Volunteer opportunities are available in an inclusive manner and we encourage all people (including people with intellectual/developmental disabilities) to share their gifts in support of their neighbors in need via the Franklin Food Bank. As the event has grown each year, the vision has grown stronger.  

According to CanalFest co-chair and East Millstone resident Patti Sofran, “CanalFest provides a unique opportunity for residents to come together and share in the gifts of our community - to eat good food, appreciate arts and crafts, enjoy music, get to know our neighbors, and help other neighbors through support of the Food Bank.”  

The Franklin Township Food Bank is a private non-profit that relies on support from community donations and grants.  Fundraisers like CanalFest can mean the difference between people having food on the table and going to bed hungry. A suggested donation of $10 goes directly to benefit the food bank services. All are welcome and guests should donate as they are able. Business and Community Member Sponsorships are available on the Franklin Food Bank website.

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Event Dedicated to the Late Eric Kvortek, Local Musician, and Supporter

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