WESTFIELD, NJ — With a heat warning in effect it’s going to be warm Saturday, but that’s not stopping the Westfield Neighborhood Council from celebrating its 50th anniversary with a festival that has lots of options to cool down.

Mary Withers, a trustee with the Neighborhood Council, said that Union County will be providing tents, and vendors coming to the event will be selling snow cones, water and ice. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 127 Cacciola Place.

“We wanted to do this to include the whole community because we know a lot of people could not afford the tickets to the gala,” Withers said, referring to a more elaborate celebration to happen this fall. “We wanted to offer this to the whole town of Westfield.”

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The celebration Saturday will also include bounce houses, a car show, a pizza-eating contest and dunk tank, organizers said.

Eddie’s Amusements will be on hand to provide rides and carnival games, Withers said. The event is free and open to the public; however, there is a small fee for rides and games.

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