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Kiwanis Hosts Over 230 for Annual Tricky Tray Benefit

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East Hanover, NJ – Kiwanis executed its 2nd Annual Tricky Tray Dinner Benefit on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Hanover Manor, where a dining room of locals participated to help support the West Essex YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

The West Essex Y has committed itself to never turning anyone away due to financial need. The money raised each year during its Strong Kids Campaign is used to keep a variety of programs running and to ensure that the Y remains affordable to all.

We’ve had a beautiful turn out this year and the Kiwanis does such a wonderful job, that everyone is willing to come out and support that,” said Barbara Santola of the West Essex YMCA.  “It’s so nice of them to send the proceeds to the Y.  It’s really special.”

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The Kiwanis engaged the local community to produce over 230 tricky tray donation gifts, ranging from grand prizes such as an Apple iPad donated by Carbon Technologies, LLC, a $500 Visa Card from the Kiwanis Club, two Teeth Whitening packages each donated by Livingston Dental Associates and Dr. Jay Sher, a gift card for a two night stay at Fairthorne Bed & Breakfast, and a 10 week body transformation system and nutrition counseling donated by MAXX to smaller prizes such as Music Lessons at Andy’s Family Music and a day of Pumpkin picking  at Alsted Farms.

“We raised a lot of money to give back to the community,” said Livingston mayor and Kiwanis Club member, Rudy Fernandez. “The Kiwanis club raises money through our carnival, through our golf outings, and through a group of members.  Years ago the members really wanted to do a tricky tray so Barry Friedrich and some other members formed a committee and put this thing together.  They’ve really done a fantastic job.”

“The event’s success was due to teamwork, donations and generosity of the attendees, individuals and business of the community, the Kiwanis members and the members of the West Essex Y,” added Committee Chair Fran Friedrich.

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