WATCHUNG,  NJ  -- The Watchung PTO’s Food Truck Fridays continues with its family-friendly event this Friday, September 4. The vendors for the Dine-To-Donate community fundraiser, held rain or shine at Bayberry School, 113 Bayberry Lane in Watchung, NJ, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, will be ​Angry Archies, a family-owned and operated vendor, selling their signature dishes such as crab cake, lobster rolls, crab poutine, and chicken sandwiches. ​Bro-Ritos ​will be cooking up their specialty burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. ​Oink and Moo BBQ will be serving their smoked meats sliders, chili, and ribs alongside artisanal sauces and toppings. On the dessert front is Flirty ​Desserts providing hand-scooped ice cream, sundaes, floats, and smoothies. Food trucks will be positioned in the back lot for carryout orders only. Parking is available on-site, and attendees need to wear masks and maintain social distancing when ordering. All are welcome to attend Food Truck Fridays to support the Watchung school system​. To preview menus, visit watchungpto.com.
Returning this Friday will be Santaan’s, a Watchung ice cream business, operated by four young teen entrepreneurs who founded a home-based business during COVID. These young businesswomen will be hosting a table at Food Truck Fridays to place orders for their specialty ice creams and sorbet. Flavors available include espresso chip, cinna-yum, smokin’ s’mores, not-hot chocolate, summer rose, salted caramel, and raspberry mint sorbet as well as hand-crafted non-dairy delights for dogs. Santaan’s will be donating 15% of their ice cream sale purchases made from August 28th through September 5th to support the Watchung PTO. All orders will be available for free delivery or pick-up. To learn more about their story, visit www.santaans.com.
Food Truck Fridays is an effort being organized by the Watchung PTO to support students and their families attending district schools. The PTO is commencing its fundraising efforts before the opening of the school year to generate funds for COVID-19 hand-sanitizing stations, cleaning supplies, and contactless paper towel dispensers needed in September at Bayberry and Valley View Schools.
This fundraising initiative takes place on five consecutive Fridays this summer: August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and September 4th, rain or shine from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Bayberry School. The Watchung PTO hopes to continue Food Truck Fridays into the fall. Each week, dinner entree-based trucks alongside a dessert truck will be featured selling local specialties to area residents. Trucks will donate a percentage of their proceeds back to the Watchung PTO. All food purchased will be for take-out, and participants are requested to follow COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing measures.
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 Dine-to-Donate is an effective fundraising method utilized by the Watchung PTO over the last several years, providing a social connection for residents, a boost to area restaurant businesses, and funds for the school district.
The Watchung Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves to strengthen the education and cultural enrichment of Watchung district students as well as to build a closer relationship between the home and school. For more information regarding Food Truck Fridays and to preview menus, please visit the WatchungPTO.com or email ​questions@watchungpto.com​.
 Julie Scherzer,
Dine To Donate Chair publicwordbiz@gmail.com M: 908-347-9197
Daryl Eisenberg Knegten, President, Watchung PTO daryleisenberg@gmail.com ​M: 908-578-328