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The NPBPA Thanks Participants for a Successful 2010 New Providence Street Fair

The New Providence Business & Professional Association wishes to thank the overwhelming support and efforts by so many vendors, merchants and volunteers.  In addition to the many local vendors and merchants that JC Promotions organized, this year’s fall street fair offered delicious foods, many children’s activities, such as a blowup slide, a bouncy house, a rock climbing wall, and Kafka Farms’ petting area.

A new and extremely exciting addition to the 2010 New Providence Street Fair was the “Healthy Avenues Van” from Overlook Hospital.  The “Healthy Avenues Van” came on a volunteer basis to do blood pressure screenings, hand out information on Overlook Hospital, and give out information for breast health awareness - all free of charge. 

“It was truly a priceless group to have join us the day of the street fair.  I am looking forward to their participation in 2011!” stated Michelle Brugger, owner of Karate World in New Providence, and NPBPA board member who chairs the annual street fair.  “We are extremely grateful for the contributions by the many volunteers that were there for the day,” continued Brugger.  “The drivers of the van, Joe Aliseo and Matt Hand; the nurses, Joan Patella, Giovanna Gherardi and Gladiola Ilada; and the health educators, Marlen Chinchilla and Raúl Cadavid all did a wonderful job!  I would also like to include a thank you to Overlook Hospital COO, Mark Holtz, and Manager of Community Health, Joyce Passen, as well as Raul Cadavid for coordinating everything for the day and being there to take part in the day.”

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About The NPBPA:

The New Providence Business & Professional Association is a group of merchants, professionals, and service providers who are working together to provide community leadership in the promotion of economic development in New Providence.  For more information about the NPBPA, please visit

About The Healthy Avenues Van

The “Healthy Avenues Van” is a joint initiative by Overlook Hospital’s Community Health department and Schering-Plough, which takes community health educators to 24 surrounding communities, offering free education and health screenings for diabetes, stroke, blood pressure, cholesterol, colon health, skin damage and cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer, among others.  For more information, please visit


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