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“Something For All Ages” at 15th Annual Towacofest

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"Dogs Like Us" Play at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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"Royal Blend" Plays at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Vendors at the Fifteenth annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Buchanan and Callaway Plumbing and Heating at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Boiling Springs Bank at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville resident Terry Cavanaugh (left) discusses makeup with Younique representative Nicole Force, also of Montville, at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Members of Montville Township's Tea Party at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville Republicans at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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State Assembly candidate Avery Hart at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Historic cars at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Members of the Montville Township Historical Society at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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The Holy Spirit Lutheran Church at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Event chair Daria Senaldi at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville Boy Scout Troop 74 at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville Broncos Cheerleaders at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Montville Broncos Cheerleaders at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Judy Rosen and family enjoy the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Pony rides at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Family Fun at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Bounce house fun at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Grandmaster Koh of 3 Tiger Martial Arts shows the technique for breaking a board at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Hope White
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Gyros, hot dogs and fries at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Churros at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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Items for sale at the 15th annual Towacofest Credits: Melissa Benno
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MONTVILLE, NJ – If you like good music, food, shopping and fun, you were in luck on October 24 at the Towaco Civic Association’s fifteenth-annual Towacofest.

Clouds and cool temperatures didn’t deter droves of Township residents from enjoying the festival.

Montville organizations such as the Historical Society, Tea Party and Republican party featured booths at the event to inform residents.

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More than 75 vendors sold wares such as airbrush tattoos, makeup, tie-dye t-shirts, jackets, scarves, hair ties and jewelry.

State Assembly candidate Avery Hart was on hand to meet voters, as was Township Committee candidate Frank Cooney.

Student organizations were there too, including Boy Scouts Troop 74 and the Broncos Cheerleaders.

Businesses set up tents too, such as Buchanan and Callaway Plumbing and Heating and Boiling Springs Bank.

A separate food court was set up with picnic tables and vendors selling crab cakes, lobster cakes, sausage and peppers, funnel cake and deep-fried oreos. Churros were also available.

A kids’ corner offered bounce houses and pony rides.

“This year’s Towacofest is wonderful! There is something for all ages. I can’t get my daughter to leave the bounce house.” laughed Towaco resident Lisa Trovato.

For those who enjoy music, bands playing reggae to folk to rockabilly provided entertainment, along with a demonstration by 3 Tiger Martial Arts and Suzuki violinists from The Music Shop.

“We’d like to thank the Towaco, Montville and Pine Brook communities for bringing your family and friends to Towacofest,” said TCA event chair Daria Senaldi. “It was a huge success because of all of you. I feel this year was the best year yet!”

To view videos from two of the bands, click below.  Also view TAP into Montville's extensive photo gallery from the event.

Dogs Like Us

Royal Blend

Senaldi commented that the Towaco Civic Association appreciates the support of 900 Degrees Wood-Fired Pizza Eatery, Boiling Springs Bank, Condurso’s Garden Center and Farm Market, Lincoln Park Savings, Montville Bagels and Deli Restaurant, Montville Diner, RAR Auto Repair, Red Barn Restaurant, Re/Max Neighborhood Properties and Stonybrook Realty.

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