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Stigma Free Task Force in Woodland Park Plans Coming Out Event

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Stigma Free Task Force will host its "Coming Out Fundraiser" on Friday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dowling Gardens on McBride Avenue in Woodland Park. 

There will be a free concert in the park at Dowling Gardens featuring The Bucket List. For the kids there will be a free bounce house and “touch trucks” including a fire engine, police car and ambulance. Arts & Creations Pottery Studio will also be on hand.

There will be food trucks and vendors including Grizzly Bob’s Vintage Hot Dog Cart and Sip n’ Swirl Ice Cream. Make it a no cook Friday - come have some fun, bring the family and find out all about what "Stigma Free" is all about.

Founded in the fall of 2016, the Woodland Park Task Force for Mental Health Awareness is comprised of various residents, health care providers, educators, business owners, elected officials, clergy, law enforcement, fire and first aid volunteers, library staff, and others working together to increase community awareness surrounding mental health. This Task Force seeks to offer information, education, assistance and support to those who are living with or suffering from mental illness and diagnosable conditions as well as individuals who are impacted by mental health disease.

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