UNION, NJ – The Bayanihan Club of Union held its annual picnic Sunday afternoon at Rankin Park. The picnic, attended by more than 100 people, included traditional Filipino food and American fare.

The Bayanihan Club is a Filipino civic association, according to president Resty Mollora-Dilag, who noted the annual picnic, along with the club's induction ball and Christmas party, is held to raise funds to help the needs of people in the Philippine Islands.

She also commented on the large Filipino population in Union, one of the largest in the state. "We embrace the Township of Union and the good progressive changes in our community," Mollora-Dilag said.

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Among those at the picnic were Mayor Manuel Figueiredo, Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan and Board of Education member Thomas Layden. Township Committee candidates Michelle Delisfort and Justin Verzosa were present as well as Board of Education candidates Maria Sanagustin, an officer of the club, Mary Lynn Williams and Steven Le.

Bayanihan Club Vice President Edgar Lim called the picnic "a good gathering for the folks" and added the club is always open to new members.  For more information, contact http://bayanihanclubofunionnj.com/about.