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Salt Brook Elementary Hosts 'A Taste of New Providence' to a Sellout Crowd

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Salt Brook Elementary School held their annual Spring Fundraising event Friday March 24th, with A Taste of New Providence at the DeCorso Community Center. The event allowed parents a night out without kids, to socialize with fellow community members, parents, and Salt Brook educators, while still raising money for Salt Brook students.

PTA President Korin Markel spoke on the importance of this annual spring fundraising event, which is the PTA’s biggest of the year. “The funds from this event will go primarily towards the renovation of the school’s library,” said Markel. She announced the great achievement they had all accomplished to the crowd.

The purpose of the PTA, when hosting these fundraising events, is to raise funds for the school that is outside of the school’s budget. The Salt Brook PTA has been successful, using these extra resources to renovate the school courtyard and provide cultural outreach for students.

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The event started promptly at 7 p.m., and the DeCorso Community Center quickly filled up. Tickets had been sold out and when all ticket holders had arrived, roughly 220 participants had filled the venue. Jean Drexinger, Salt Brook’s Principal attended the event, along with 12 other staff members, and said, “It is nice for parents to get out and have a nice social event for the kids, without the kids.”

The Taste of New Providence featured familiar food from around town such as Bagel Café, Bellariva, Trattoria and Pizzeria, Paolo’s Kitchen, Prestige Diner, Providence Bar and Kitchen, Moe's Bistro,Table for Two, and Towne Deli, each restaurant provided donated food for the event. Other sponsors included Campus kids, Atlantic Rehabilitation, The Max Challenge, and Torbilt.

Food wasn’t the only attraction at the gathering, party goers had the opportunity of participating in the March Madness pool, 50/50 raffle, or the silent auction, which included prizes like NY Giants tickets, tickets to Broadway, or a principal for a day opportunity at Salt Brook elementary.

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