NUTLEY, NJ – Nutley’s Relay for Life surpassed an amazing fundraising milestone on behalf of American Cancer Society during the fifth annual Franklin Spring Festival on June 14 in Nutley.
Team Annie’s Courage from Nutley Relay, in honor of Anne Rotonda, blew past the $25,000 mark during the festival thanks to $665 raised through Pretzel Factory sales at the event.
Annie’s Courage is the first-ever emerald level team in Nutlet Relay History, bringing the team as of press time to $25,821 raised during the 2018-19 fundraising season.
Rotonda, as the team captain, has raised $12,828 herself. The overall 2018-19 total for Nutley Relay is $91,447 and counting.
The milestone was just part of the excitement during the festival on Franklin Avenue that stretched between Vreeland Avenue and High Street.
Local restaurants, deli’s and food trucks provided outdoor dining and cocktails throughout the evening, as well as live musical entertainment and concerts.
There were zeppole’s, gourmet crepes, pizza, kettle corn, a video gaming trailer, laser lights, face-painting, air brush artists and more. The food trucks were the biggest draw for the adults, while the kids loved the amusement inflatables and ice cream stands.
The event is a collaboration between Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and the Board of Commissioners to bring the township a jam-packed night of family fun.
Nutley prides itself on its strong sense of community involvement. This festival is one of the highlight events of the spring season since 2015.