McKinsey & Company in Summit hosted 80 citizens and the Summit Park Line Foundation on their rooftop patio for a inaugural cocktail fundraiser benefiting the planned pedestrian linear park along the abandoned Raritan River Valley rail line.

Summit Park Line Foundation Board member -- and current Summit Common Council member Robert Rubino -- was joined by fellow Foundation Board member Lisa Allen in presenting an overview of phase one of the program, encompassing the land between Broad Street and Morris Avenue in front of Overlook Medical Center.

The event, which raised more than $10,000, also recognized Henry Lord for his Eagle Scout project which established the first path of the park line a trail head. Many adults and scouts volunteered in the successful effort.

The theme of the night was 'connections', representing the creation of physical and metaphorical connections through the Park Line project. The goals of The Park Line include the display of public art, connecting neighborhoods, providing safe walks and bike paths off city streets, while creating educational opportunities for students and adults.