UNION, NJ – The first Heritage Potluck dinner event took place at Franklin School on Friday night. 

Franklin School families brought dishes to share representing cultures from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Guyana, Ireland, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, the USA, the Philippine Islands, Uruguay, and Haiti. 

“I’m excited to participate in this event,” said Joselyn Trejos.  Trejos and her husband Diego prepared dishes from their native Puerto Rico and Columbia.  “You don’t get the chance very often to taste so many kinds of foods from all over the world,” said Diego.

“We had a great turnout and great food at Franklin Elementary's 1st ever Heritage Potluck Dinner,” said event Chairwoman Antoinette Gelin.  “The Children's Institute of Music's harmony class provided incredible entertainment.   It was a wonderful evening that showcased all of the diversity that Franklin Elementary School is so fortunate to have.”