Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser: Dinner & Dance

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade committee will be hosting their kickoff fundraiser at their 6th Annual Dinner & Dance, featuring "Park Avenue".

The event will be held on Friday, October 18, at the Union Columbian Club #4504, 1034 Jeanette Avenue.  Door open at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $65.00 per person.  Wine, beer and soda are included and there will be a dinner buffet, 50/50 raffle, music and dancing.  

For more information and tickets, contact Phyllis Monguso at 908-851-5290.

Fri, October 18
6:00 pm — 11:00 pm
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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Veteran's Alliance Memorial Day Parade committee will be hosting their kickoff fundraiser at their 6th Annual Dinner & Dance, featuring "Park Avenue".

The event will be held on Friday, October 18, at the Union Columbian Club #4504, 1034 Jeanette Avenue. Door open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $65.00 per person. Wine, beer and soda are included ...

1034 Jeanette Avenue Union, NJ 07083

Union Columbian Club

1034 Jeanette Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

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