Fair Haven Day Fundraiser Set
Fair Haven Day is an annual event now
People asked for it and they got it — an annual Fair Haven Day.
Due to a major influx of requests for the yearly day stemming from the overwhelming popularity of last summer's Fair Haven Centennial Day, the governing body decided to declare one June Saturday a year to the all-day community gathering at Fair Haven Fields. This year it's June 15.
Cost was a concern, but the non-profit Foundation of Fair Haven stepped up to the plate and offered to continue to raise funds to absorb some of it. The food tab, Mayor Ben Lucarelli said, could then be covered by a nominal charge this and every year thereafter.
"It cost us about $22,000," Lucarelli said recently. "The foundation has about $75,000 banked from fundraisers, but we need to be able to keep the fundraising going and cover those costs to keep the cycle going and funds coming in to absorb costs now and in the future."
So, in addition to other events sponsored throughout the year by the foundation, this Saturday night is the night for the Fair Haven Day Gala at 7 p.m. at Raven and the Peach.
“The Fair Haven Day Gala on Feb. 23 promises to be as much fun as last year’s sold out Centennial Gala,” said Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen. "This is the main fundraiser for Fair Haven Day, as last year's Centennial Gala was for the Centennial Day."
River Road Band will provide entertainment for the evening. And there will be hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and a VIP wine room, plus a Pot of Gold gift card raffle, auctions and 50/50.
Reservations are just $65 each or $125 per couple. Drop a check off at Boro Hall.
Fair Haven Day this year, like last, will feature live music from Brian Kirk and the Jirks, River Road Band, and a few more local favorites, a buffet picnic and a fireworks finale.