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Food Trucks rolling into for Jefferson Fest II

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The different offerings of Jefferson Food Truck Fest are now defined, and we had added doe the extra fun activities.

The Township of Jefferson and The Jefferson Arts Committee invite you to come out with family and friends on Saturday, July 14 for a fresh, innovative, and exhilarating day in Jefferson Township as a fleet of food trucks roll into town and set up their colorful trucks on the fields of the Jefferson Township High School at 1010 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge

These professionals are ready to serve up their delicious menus starting at 5:30 pm.  

  •  Cheezen – gourmet specialty grilled cheese sandwiches (on sourdough, wheat or gluten free bread), wings, nachos, sliders, quesadillas, salads, sides 
  • Surf & Turf – lobster rolls, surf and turf rolls, steak sandwiches, shrimp tacos, burgers, vegetarian rolls and veggie burgers (all items can be done “Gluten-Free” and served on a bed of delicious sautéed citrus kale)
  • Empanada Guys – chicken, pulled pork, beef, cheese, vegetable, and Mexican Chorizo empanadas (meat pies), rice and bean sides
  • Jersey Johnny’s – classic Jersey wieners, Angus burgers, fries and sides, salads and hot sandwiches
  • Oink and Moo BBQ – baby back ribs, pulled pork tacos, chili, black bean quesadillas, chipotle chicken tacos, brisket or pulled pork sliders
  • Good Food=Good Mood – Angus beef burgers, all natural fries, tacos, avocado fries, Parmesan rice balls, crispy mac n’ cheese
  • Pizza Vita – Neapolitan pizza made in an imported Italian wood fired oven in 60 to 90 seconds
  • Jumbo Jr. Ice Cream –novelty ice cream treats
  • Maddalena’s Cheesecake – a variety of cheesecake flavors on a stick, apple crumb pie a la mode, cheesecake filled cannoli
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring a chair or blanket, come with an appetite, come early as the DJ starts at 5 pm, choose your spot on the field, enjoy the music, patronize these food truck vendors, buy a 50/50 raffle ticket, climb the 25’ rock wall, experience the musical performance of The Cameos in concert, be mesmerized by the aerial fireworks, and just have a great time.

There’s free admission and free parking including handicapped parking throughout the event. ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol, NO smoking, NO drugs, NO fireworks, NO bicycles, NO pets or animals of any kind, NO large coolers, NO backpacks, NO drones. Bring a lawn chair/blanket for your comfort.         

For information, log on to www.jeffersonarts.org, email artscommittee@jeffersonarts.org, find Jefferson Arts Comee on FACEBOOK, or call 973-697-2032 or 973-697-3828.

F.S. Burroughs/North Jersey Trout Unlimited (www.nnjtu.org) will continue the tradition started many years ago by Bill Clark and host the very popular annual Children’s Fishing Contest for this coming Jefferson Fest II – Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks event on Saturday, July 14th.

The contest will run from 1 to 3 pm at the Weldon Road Fishing Education Pond, located across the street from the Jefferson Township High School (1010 Weldon Road) in Oak Ridge.

The contest is open to all boys and girls up to 15 years of age, and pre-registration is not necessary nor is there any fee to participate.  Children must, however, bring their own bait and fishing equipment; and the catch-and- release program will be in force.  NJTU members will be on hand helping children bait their lines, measuring and weighing their catch, and awarding prizes.  Prizes awarded will include grand prizes for the first, second, and third largest fish caught in each age group.  For information email info@nnjtu.org

For details about all the activities taking place at Jefferson Fest II at the Jefferson Township High School fields including food trucks, a DJ, a live performance by The Cameos, and a fantastic fireworks display, and more log on to www.jeffersonarts.org or call 973-697-2032 or 973-697-3828 – Also find Jefferson Arts Committee on Facebook.

Saturday, July 14th not only will mark the date of the second annual Jefferson Fest – Food Truck Festival, Concert, and Fireworks event but also the date of the 14th annual Irish Road Bowling Contest.

Originally started by Jack Kelly, then President of the Jefferson Arts Committee, and taken over by Tom Hantson and most recently by George Damerel, this contest has grown into an exciting event associated with Jefferson’s annual township celebration sponsored by The Township of Jefferson and The Jefferson Arts Committee. Last year, all the teams who competed had a fantastic time!

Image result for Irish Road Bowling Contest For those not familiar with the game, the alley is a country road approximately one mile long, and it is not officially closed; and for this event, the Arts Committee is allowed to use Catholic Charities Way off Weldon Road, the home of Wiegand Farms at the Department for Persons with Disabilities facility. No improvements are made to the road; and the road is played “as is” – uphill, downhill, and winding, and there are no bumpers along the edge of the roadway on either side.  There is no stopping the ball when it moves so players have to also watch out for rocks and holes.

 

The “bowl” used is small, black and dense about the size of a baseball but six times as heavy weighing 1 lb. 12 oz.  The bowler is allowed to throw it however he/she sees fit, but the most common approach is basically an underhand fast-pitch softball throw with a running start.  Team members throw the ball in rotation, and the team who takes the least number of throws to complete the course (similar to scoring for golf) is declared the winner. 

        

Now it’s your turn to try your hand at Irish Road Bowling by gathering together a team of four players, filling out a registration form which can be found at www.jeffersonarts.org and the Jefferson Arts Committee's Facebook page and mailing it to the Arts Committee with your $10 entry fee no later than July 8.  Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.   Info:  George Damerel at 973-697-8898 or gdamerel@yahoo.com

        

Will last year’s winners be back to defend their titles? You’ll have to be there to find out as a participant or as a spectator.

        

Visit the Jefferson Arts Committee on Facebook and at www.jeffersonarts.org  for more information on Jefferson Fest which starts at 5 pm on the fields of the Jefferson Township High School, 1010 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge.

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