FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea at Fanwood assisted living residence offered an “Ashes To Go Drive-Thru” on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

From 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., Father Duncan Johnston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, imposed ashes to anyone who drove up to the Chelsea’s breezeway at 295 South Avenue.

Drivers and passengers were not required to leave their cars. About 30 cars drove through along with several walk ups. Father Duncan also visited one Chelsea resident who was unable to leave her apartment. The Chelsea and Father Duncan were pleased to offer this service to our community. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.