Nearly 3,000 people attended the Brian P. Stack Civic Association fundraiser held at The Graycliff in Moonachie on Thursday night. The event serves as the biggest fundraiser for the Association’s holiday season.
Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack says he enjoys the work being done by the Association because “it is not political. It’s about helping people who need assistance.”
This year, as in all previous years, the money generated from the Fall Dinner Dance will go towards the purchase of turkeys for residents in Union City and the surrounding 33rd Legislative District. 33,000 turkeys will be given this holiday to families in need, the most ever distributed by the Association.
The funds will also go towards the purchase of 25,000 toys for the holidays for children in the area.
Thursday’s event featured dinner, dancing and a lot of familiar faces in the crowd to support the Association and its work. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by, as did the next Hudson County Executive, Craig Guy. West New York Albio Sires and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner also attended. The Boards of Commission from both towns were also in the crowd. Hudson County Commission Chairman Anthony Romano, fellow County Commissioner Fanny Cedeno, and Senate candidate Raj Mukherji, a current Assemblyman, along with Assembly candidates Gabriel Rodriguez and Julio Marenco also made an appearance. Those are just a few names of the group of many politicos who showed up.
Stack reminds residents to go to the polls to cast their votes in this Tuesday’s election if they have not already done so via early voting.