WESTFIELD, NJ — Local band The Nerds headlined the Holy Trinity School of Westfield and Mountainside’s fall festival celebrating the school's 100 year anniversary Saturday, Oct. 22, at the school’s Mountainside campus.

Despite the rainy weather, students and members of the school community attended the festival, which had carnival games, crafts and food trucks. The Nerds played in the school gymnasium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., running through covers of classic songs and current hits.

“The kids are having a ball, and parents love The Nerds,” Sarann Wood, a parent volunteer and member of the Holy Trinity School advisory board, said.

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Mountainside Police provided police force at the event to ensure that all the guests were safe and secure.

“We wanted a fun, safe environment for the kids,” Wood said. “They’re comfortable here, because they’re at school, so everyone here can relax and chill out. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy.”

The festival is just one celebration for the school. Next month, they will hold a gala dinner for parents and other adult members of the community.

“We’d like to thank the parents, the sponsors and the parish for all their support,” Wood said. “It’s easy to be discouraged by the rain, but we had a true community that proved the show must go on.”

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