Annual Food and Toy Drive

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Annual Food and Toy Drive

One of the most important parts of the holiday season is giving to those in need. Here in Harrison there are hundreds of underprivileged families, children and Seniors that need your help to make it through another year. If you want to spread some holiday joy to those in need, contact us at 201-719-6567 , donate or volunteer your time and services. It’s only through the compassion and goodwill of local citizens that keep our organization going strong, and helps put smiles on the faces of the less-fortunate.

Please make sure the food items you donate are not expired. CANNED FOOD ONLY All grocery items are marked with an expiration date. As you can appreciate, we can not accept expired food items.

Food and Toy drive drop-off locations and contact numbers.

Holy Cross Church - all day EVERYDAY TILL NOVEMBER 18

Harrison Seniors Center -3:30pm to 8:pm

Contact Numbers 201-719-6567 or 973-735-4733

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Annual Fundraiser Brunch

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Annual Fundraiser Brunch

Please join us at the Harrison Fest Committee Annual Holiday Fundraiser Brunch to be held at the Spanish Pavillion, 31 Harrison Avenue, Harrison on Sunday, November 20, 2016 between 11:00 am and 2 pm.  Tickets are $25.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children over 6 years old.  Children under 6 accompanied by a Parent are Free.  For Further information call us at (973) 268-5858.  You can pay at the Door or send a donation to Harrison Fest Committee Inc., P.O. Box 509, Harrison NJ 07029.

Proceeds from the Fundraiser go directly to assist families in need to provide a Turkey and all the fixings for a family Thanksgiving meal and for Food, Gifts (age appropriate) from Santa, and Entertainment at the Annual Holiday Party in December for children and their families.

Please Share this post to spread the word about this wonderful event that helps differ the cost of doing two spectacular events for the community.  You can also volunteer to help with the Thanksgiving Turkey event and the Holiday Party in December.  Two meaningful and special events.  The Spirit of the Season will uplift you.

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Thank You Float Sponsors

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Thank You Float Sponsors

The Harrison Fest 2016 Parade doesn't just appear out of the air.  The organization of the Parade takes a lot of planning.  Besides Marching Bands, Civic Organizations, Elected Official & Dignitaries, School Groups, Cheerleaders,  the Family of the Year, the Veteran of the Year, etc., you need floats.  What's a Parade without floats.  So, we want to thank the sponsors of our floats, Thomas Banker (Miss United Nations Queens Float), Pharmacy Plus & Surgical Supplies (Harrison Schools Float), Berto Construction (Family of the Year Float), Vermela Harrison & Pearlman & Miranda Attorney/Businesses, Heyer, Gruel & Associates, Party Horizons, Banielle Inc. (Veteran of the Year Float). Kushner Real Estate Group (Reviewing Stand/Main Stage).  Here are some pictures of the floats which took part in the Parade.  Thank you Sponsors for your assistance. Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

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Senator Robert Menendez Marches in Harrison Fest Parade

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Senator Robert Menendez Marches in Harrison Fest Parade

On Saturday, September 17th, over sixty-five different organizations marched in the Harrison Fest 2016 Parade.  United States Senator Robert Menendez pulled up at 12 Noon to the cheers of onlookers and minutes later the Parade started down Harrison Avenue in route passed the Town Hall Review Stand then on to 2nd Street.  Senator Menendez was greeted warmly by the parade watchers as he made his way down Harrison Avenue.

Senator Menendez's visit to Harrison was kept under wraps and was a surprise to many.  A woman participating in the Parade said as she passed the reviewing stand in front of Town Hall, "Isn't that Senator Menendez?" to which a onlooker stated "Yes, it is Senator Menendez."

The Senator was very gracious opening the Parade and thanking the Harrison Fest Committee for its great work and specifically mentioning Councilman Anselmo Millan who is the President of the Harrison Fest Committee. 

Senator Menendez stayed for the entire parade and then took pictures with individuals who wanted to record their mutual attendance at Harrison Fest 2016.  At one point, Senator Menendez was helping individuals to get off the main stage.

The Harrison Fest Committee and Councilman Anselmo Millan want to thank Senator Robert Menendez for accepting the invitation to participate in Harrison Fest 2016.  It was not the first time Senator Menendez came to the Harrison Fest Parade.  The last time the Senator came it was raining but stopped raining when he arrived.  This year the Senator brought perfect Sunshine and a breeze before he arrived.  Thank you Senator, it was a perfect Saturday and your attendance made it even better.

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Beautiful Weather for Harrison Fest Parade

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Beautiful Weather for Harrison Fest Parade

The forecast says it will be 75 degrees and Sunny tomorrow at 12 Noon as the Harrison Fest 2016 Parade kicks off from Joseph Supor Boulvard down Harrison Avenue.  There are close to 70 different organizations participating including Marching Bands, Dancers, Musicians, our Queens, Cheerleaders, Youth Sports Teams, Antique Cars, many Civic Organizations some with Folkloric dancers, Harrison Police Department, Hudson County Sheriff's Department, Harrison Fire Department, East Newark Fire Department and Kearny Fire Department, and elected officials from Local, County, State and Federal government.

For those assembling for the Parade on Supor Blvd.  Look at our Map by clicking here.  Assembly begins at 10 a.m. but if your early you can grab breakfast at some of the local restaurants / deli along Harrison Avenue a short walk from Supor Blvd.  Yes... you can go to Burger King as well which is on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Supor Blvd.

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