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Harrison Fest’s Back to School Backpack Event

Sep 04, 2022
The Repair Square, Harrison NJ Anselmo Millan, Joes Silva (Owner)

The Harrison Fest Committee Inc. held a Back to School school supply Backpack event on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in the long driveway of Harrison Fest’s President Anselmo Millan on Warren Street.  The children who came got a backpack and a selection of school supplies to fill their backpacks. 

The children and their parents were treated to an Italian Ice and their snack choice.  Individuals also donated school uniforms.  The Harrison Fest Committee posted photographs on Facebook and thanked those who donated to the event including the parents who came to drop off school uniforms to be utilized by other students.  Joe Silva of The Repair Square Electronics phone and tablet repair shop donated backpacks and boxes of hand sanitizer.

Among the volunteers were Rita Molina and family members, Alicia Monterossa and family members, Monica Miguens, Sam Sanket, and John M. Pinho.  President of Harrison Fest Anselmo Millan expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers, and persons who donated uniforms, backpacks, and supplies to the event. Anselmo Millan stated that those who donated uniforms “made a very kind gesture” for the children of Harrison.  In addition, he thanked Joe Silva, the owner of The Repair Square, located at 307 South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. in Harrison NJ for his “generous donation of backpacks and boxes of hand sanitizer.  May God bless you, and may you continue to be very successful in your business”.  

Anselmo Millan also expressed “best wishes for a safe and joyful year to all Harrison students, teachers and school staff members.”

The driveway event is not the first Harrison Fest event held in Anselmo Millan's driveway.  The Harrison Fest Committee utilized the driveway during Covid to hold Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Drives where a complete Thanksgiving Turkey Meal was distributed to needy families was given out in a safe manner outside and with mandatory masks.  The Turkey Drive was followed by a Holiday Party with Santa Claus giving out age-appropriate gifts to children with snacks, hot coffee, and hot chocolate for the children and parents.  See more on the Harrison Fest website.

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Photo Credit: Harrison Fest Committee