FANWOOD, NJ -- For the second year in a row, The Chelsea at Fanwood offered drive-through ashes for Ash Wednesday.
From 12 Noon until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, anyone could drive through or walk into the breezeway, and Father Duncan Johnston of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield would administer ashes and a blessing. Drivers didn’t even have to get out of their cars.
Fr. Duncan provided ashes to 60 people, including 10 walk-ups, two babies, and a “cup of ashes to go” for an infirm loved one, according to Pam Gabel, director of community relations for The Chelsea at Fanwood.
"Two participants were generous enough to donate for the church collection plate," Gabel said.
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