Scotch Plains - This past Sunday marked the 5th Annual Family Funfest at the Jewish Community Center. Families came from all over the area to enjoy this community wide event.
Free entry was included for those who signed up for any Camp Yachad program on April 21. Game truck, food, music, arts and crafts, carnival games, petting zoo, toddler play area, facepainting, inflatables, tie dye, GaGa and many more activities that were ideal for kids ages 9 and under. Proceeds went to benefit community families in need.
The JCC events are a great place for affirming and strengthening Jewish values, fostering an appreciation of Jewish heritage and identity, and nurturing leadership.
"We've been going to the Family Funfest every year for the past several years and this is just the perfect setting... especially for my younger kids to play and hang out with their friends and really participate in all these fun activities in one place. It's these types of events that have really helped to strengthen some of the relationships my kids have made throughout preschool and the various camp programs they've attended at the JCC." said Mitch Harris,a JCC member from Westfield, and a vendor at the fair.
“It was particularly heart-warming to see Emily Kessler playing basketball on the court that was dedicated to her departed father,” said Mitch Harris. “This was a great day for the community to really experience what the JCC has to offer.”
Upcoming events at the JCC are listed on the calendar at http://www.jccnj.org/