Giving Back

A Night with Santa Toy and Coat Drive for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Being Held Friday

92e347bd09424da2d1af_Santa-Claus.jpg
476c4983f8aeaee3a589_rons2.jpg
befdc92625944d661d10_rons4.jpg
576f7ac6b062d1da79ae_rons5.jpg
290d49be11842ed196fe_rons8.jpg
68ed6d149bdf8fba1445_rons7.jpg
eb282e9ba4b2c987688e_rons9.jpg
5df2d4d8b8591a148ee3_rons6.jpg
33f6c65c91945ccea25c_rons3.jpg
9b80526568dbc8406717_rons1.jpg
92e347bd09424da2d1af_Santa-Claus.jpg

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Santa is coming to town, as it’s almost time for the fourth annual, "A Night with Santa Toy and Coat Drive for St. Jude Children’s Hospital." The fun, free family night, which is being organized by the West Orange Council of PTA's, The We Care 4 All Foundation, and the Charles Family, is taking place on Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 4Sixty6, which is located at 466 Prospect Street. And, once again 4Sixty6 Catering, will be donating the facility, complimentary food and refreshments.

Click HERE to see an event video.

Young guests will have their photos taken with Santa and receive a toy, while Anthony Coogs will be entertaining the dancing crowd. In addition, Grammy Award nominee and Billboard Magazine charting artist Felicia Punzo will be performing.

Sign Up for E-News

While the event is free, guests are asked to each bring an unwrapped new toy for the children in St Jude.

There will also be a new and used children’s coat collection benefiting local children’s charities.

“Last year we donated 1000 toys,” said Ronald Charles, who spearheads the event with his family each year. “This year it’s going to be bigger and better.”

“Come take a free picture with Santa, have some refreshments, dance and have a good time for a good cause,” said Charles. “The entire event is free from our sponsors. All we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy for the children in the hospital.”

Editor's Note: Article photos are courtest of Ron Charles from past events.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

James Caldwell High School Locks Down Following Threatening Message

February 24, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Police confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day “Music Marathon” event after concern was raised about a threatening post. The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation.

"West Caldwell Police was notified of a potential threat at the high school," said ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f1e8b21af9d26c31d2e7_unnamed__8_

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

West Orange High School (Tarnoff Cafeteria), West Orange

44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_f7d9574673b2c2041627_unnamed__4_

Sun, February 25, 12:00 PM

AMC Essex Green, West Orange

The 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Your Health this Nutrition Month

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

This year, we learned that the number of Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke just got a lot higher.  An estimated 103 million adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association, and about 39.7 percent of Americans have high cholesterol.  With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to ...

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes

February 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (MJM) at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.

When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...