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Westfield PBA Local 90 to Host Car Show Charity Event

Officers Natale, Martinez, O'holla, Penn, Forcenito and Jackus are helping to organize a car show fundraiser for the Westfield PBA Local 90 Credits: C. Forcenito

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Policemen's Benevolent Association has organized the first-ever Westfield Car, Motorcycle and Jeep charity event with all proceeds going toward the PBA Local 90.

The show will be held in the South Avenue Westfield train station parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sharing the space with the Westfield Farmers Market. In the event of inclement weather, there is a rain date of Oct. 21.

“We’ve been working on this for two months now, working with the town and trying to get the word out there,” said Officer Chris Forcenito, one of the event organizers. Forcenito expressed sincere gratitude for the support from local businesses, especially from Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club whose owner, Marc Oren, contributed greatly to the event’s advertising efforts.

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Admission to the event is free and will feature cars, motorcycles and Jeeps along with local vendor booths, a 50/50 raffle, hand-rolled cigars, a live DJ and a dunk tank featuring members of the Westfield Police Department.

“We always think of different ideas to raise money for the PBA,” Forcenito said. “Its something the town hasn’t had in a long time and we are happy to have a lot of local businesses involved.”

Nearly 40 businesses have made a sponsor donation to the PBA, which entitles them to award one car, motorcycle or Jeep of their choice with a trophy on the day of the event.

“We are still looking for sponsors,” Forcenito said. Anyone interested in a sponsorship can reach out to him on the event’s Facebook page or email Forcenito directly at forcenito87@yahoo.com.

If you are interested in registering your vehicle to showcase during the event, a registration form can be found at the event’s Facebook page. Mail the completed document along with a check of $15 to:

Westfield PBA
PO Box 276
Westfield, NJ 07090

There is also the option for day-of registration, which will begin at 9 a.m. the morning of the event and requires a fee of $20.

The PBA will award the three Best of Show vehicles for each category – car, motorcycle and Jeep.

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