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.