Giving Back

West Orange Community Donates Hundreds of Gifts to Mayor Parisi's Holiday Toy Drive

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Hundreds of gifts are donated. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Rob Parisi, guest, Artist Robert Freese, Bill Cofone of WO Arts Council. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Denise Werzen, WOHS Nurse and Suzanne Curley, WO resident and Weichert realtor. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Tekeste Gebremichael, guest, Joe DiVincenzo, Patty Spango, guest. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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PJ Cassidy. Tony Vecchio, guest, Ken Kayser. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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WOHS Football Coach Jim Matsakis and BOE member Laura Lab. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Stephanie Vanderhoof and Sheila Parisi. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Mike DelPlato and John McKeon. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Guest, guest, Clare Krakoviak, Joe Krakoviak. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Nikki and Perry Bashkoff, Jack Sayers, guest. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Craig Brown and Caroline Cole. Caroline works at Playhouse Pre School. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Mark Robertson, Sunil and Sangeeta Badlani. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Shari Quirk, Patti Duffy, volunteer. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Roosevelt students perform. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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Guest, Ron Bligh WOHS Athletic Director, Mike Gallo of SHP. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Robert Parisi greeted hundreds of community members at Mayfair Farms on Dec. 5 during the annual Mayor's Sunshine Fund Holiday Toy Drive.

The West Orange community donated hundreds of gifts, which will be distributed to the children of struggling families in town.  

The atmosphere was energetic, friendly, and supportive as guests enjoyed several appetizer stations, and complimentary wine and beer while catching up with friends old and new.

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Students from Roosevelt Middle School performed holiday and classical music for the crowd.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the mayor did not hold the annual event last year, and was pleased that the turnout and donations were abundant.  

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