Irish festival in Kenilworth to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation


KENILWORTH — The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association of Union County will hold its 26th annual Irish Festival and Picnic to benefit a child with a life threatening illness through the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Blackthorn Irish Pub and Restaurant in Kenilworth from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person or $50 per family (2 adults with children under 18) and includes food, beer, soda and games for the children. There will be continuous live Irish-American entertainment featuring the Ed Kennedy and Chris Kelly Band, DJ Joe O’Coletti, the Jennifer Lynn School of Irish Dance and the St. Columcille Pipes and Drums.

The Blackthorn Pub is located at 651 Michigan Ave. in Kenilworth.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation ® raises funds to grant these special children their favorite wish.

For information about the benefit picnic call Carol Martin at 732-851-5109 or Kevin Dowling at 732-594-1763.

The Nugent Association was founded in 1933 and is the oldest independent Irish-American organization in New Jersey. The Association has been recognized many times for its civic involvement and is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013.