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The Gala Of Life

Dear Community Friend,

Have you ever played the board game “The Game of Life?”

On Thursday, October 3rd, Mercer Street Friends will host its own version called The Gala of Life, our annual fundraising event, at Stone Terrace in Hamilton, NJ, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Approximately 250 supporters of our programs that help children, adults, and families living in poverty, will attend the event. Our guests that evening will enjoy a cocktail hour reception followed by a seated dinner. Throughout the evening there will be music, candid photo booth and a gift auction.

The proceeds from The Gala of Life provide a substantial portion of Mercer Street Friends annual funding for programs such as our year-round preschool, community schools’ initiative, adult education, parenting programs, and our Food Bank that services all of Mercer County.

As a community friend of Mercer Street Friends, we hope your corporation would sponsor this year’s special event.

I have attached a description of the sponsorship levels. It is possible that you may not be interested in event sponsorship so I am attaching event journal advertisement information as well. Any way that you can support our gala will be greatly appreciated!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need more information. Thank you so much for your consideration.

With warm and sincere regards,

Armstead G. Johnson
Executive Director


Mercer Street Friends is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.  Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law:  Tax ID# 21-0733990.        

Save The Date!



Thursday October 3rd 2019

6:00 P.M. to 9 P.M.

The Stone Terrace by John Henry’s 
2275 Kuser Rd, Hamilton Township Hamilton, N.J.

Presenting For the first time
The Robert M Appelbaum Service Award to:
Robert E. Anderson
Bill Heinemann
Linda Espenshade Heinemann

For additional information
please contact
Brian Peterson by email at:
bpeterson@mercerstreetfriends.org

Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased through Eventbrite Here