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Volunteers needed for Lake Hopatcong Block Party

LANDING, NJ (Morris County) – Volunteers are needed for the Lake Hopatcong Block Party scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, located at 260 Lakeside Blvd., in Landing.

This annual lakeside event brings visitors together with businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, crafters, and food vendors to celebrate Lake Hopatcong and kick off the summer season.

“Volunteers are the backbone of this community event. Without their support, the Lake Hopatcong Block Party would not be possible,” said Lee Moreau, co-planner of the Block Party. “We encourage community members to sign up and get involved in this fun and rewarding experience.”

The event organizers are planning to accommodate 4,000 guests and 200 vendors, making it one of the lake region’s most ambitious community-building endeavors.

“Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and give back to the community,” said Judy Caruso, volunteer coordinator for the Block Party. “We have a variety of tasks available to suit everyone’s interests and abilities.”

Volunteers are typically slotted into four-hour shifts, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the day of the Block Party. Tasks include helping with parking, assisting vendors, welcoming guests, setting up tables, chairs, and tents, and many other important efforts.

“This is a great opportunity for students, clubs, companies, and others to achieve their community service goals,” said Caitlin Doran, Lake Hopatcong Foundation Development Director. “And what better venue to give back than lakeside at Hopatcong State Park?”

Interested individuals are asked to register at and attend an on-site training session on Thursday evening, May 18, where you can also pick up a free volunteer T-shirt.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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