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South Orange Elks & Rent Party Throw Garden Party June 10

From Rent Party:

The South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden is throwing their annual Garden Party on Saturday from 1 – 3 PM and YOU are invited! The event will feature live music by The Alan Parsnips Project, free face painting, free hot dogs, and tours of the garden.

“This is always one of our favorite days,” said Master Gardener Karen Rutberg. “It’s a nice way to let people see what we’re up to here.”

In its sixth season, the South Orange Elks Rent Party Garden is a 27 raised-bed garden that raises fresh produce for local food pantries. Last year the garden raised almost 1,500 pounds of produce that was donated to the Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Joseph’s food pantries. The produce is harvest on Saturday mornings and delivered directly to the pantries. “The ability to offer our clients fresh produce is such a blessing,” said OLS Food Pantry Manager Kate Cahill. “We are so grateful to the Elks and Rent Party.”

The South Orange Elks will also be presenting Rent Party with a check for $2,000 to support the garden. “Our partnership with Rent Party and this garden is something we are very, very proud of,” said Elks member Robert Donnelly. “This is a nice way to introduce the community to the garden and to the Elks,” added Donnelly.

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