Lighthouse is grateful to all who joined us to take steps for life at HarvestFest 2017, held in early November at Powerhouse Church in Wyckoff. Friends of all ages enjoyed the festive fall atmosphere, delicious food trucks, square dancing, rock climbing, children’s crafts, and more — topped off by a concert featuring the world-famous Sleepy Man band.
Prizes were awarded to those who dressed in their western best, and those who contributed to the world’s tallest (and only?) diaper bale received extra tickets toward door prizes, which included a live Christmas tree from Abma’s Farm and a dinner at Cilantro in New York City. A total of 1,308 diapers were donated that evening to support families in need. Enjoy pictures from the photobooth HERE.
The highlight of HarvestFEST, a Lighthouse fundraiser held every other autumn, is always the concert by bluegrass band, Sleepy Man. The band is comprised of three talented brothers from New Jersey (plus friends Josh on bass and Rocco on drums). The Mizzone brothers made a big entrance on the music scene at an early age, and their musical ability, stage presence, and passion for life continues to grow as they do. Lighthouse was honored to host Sleepy Man for a rare local performance to help save and change lives through our Paterson, Wayne and Hackensack centers.
Thanks to a matching gift, and generous contributions from volunteers, participants, and guests, HarvestFEST raised $43,000 to fund the free, life-enhancing support Lighthouse provides to women, men and teens facing or at-risk-for unplanned pregnancies. This equals more than one month of operations at Lighthouse’s busiest center plus relationship programs in local schools.