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NJFO Friends Present Scotch and Cigars Fundraiser on Nov. 7


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Friends of NJ Festival Orchestra will host a unique tasting event “Scotch & Cigars under the Stars” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. Guests in attendance will enjoy top-shelf scotch tasting, premium hand rolled cigars, featured cuisine and much more. All proceeds will benefit the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

“The Scotch & Cigar night is a unique experience, and a fantastic way to sample top-of the line Scotches and premium cigars,” said Samantha Altieri, organizer of the event. “Shackamaxon Country Club is crafting a wonderful gourmet menu to accompany the tastings.”

On offer will be a flight of fine single malt expressions from McClelland and a line of quality hand made cigars from renowned boutique cigar maker My Father Cigars reflecting the art, tradition and style of Cuba. An aficionado from My Father Cigars will also be on hand to talk about the features of the different cigars.

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The evening also features live music, full gourmet buffet, and a silent action of upscale goods and experiences.

"We are very excited about this unique fundraising event as we begin our 35th anniversary season,” said David Wroe, music director of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. "Supplemental fundraising for NJFO is critical because only about a third of our revenue comes from the sale of tickets. Income from this special evening will support our education, outreach and music therapy programs which are all critical to the community."

Limited tickets are available.  Donation is $150 and the event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at  Shackamaxon Country Club, 100 Tillinghast Turn, Scotch Plains.  To purchase tickets go to or call 908-232-9400.

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