FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ 04/23/10
Remember the days of Studio 54? The infamous Manhattan disco is long gone, but New Jersey Conservation is polishing up its mirror ball and reviving the disco era for one night … in an historic Hunterdon County barn!
As part of the yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary, New Jersey Conservation Foundation will hold “Barn 54” on Saturday, May 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Brook Hollow Farm on Route 604 in the Sergeantsville section of Delaware Township.
“Barn 54” will feature disco music and dancing, appetizers, beverages, a buffet dinner, and silent and live auctions. The barn will be decorated as a disco and guests are invited to dress in the style of “Saturday Night Fever.” John Travolta impersonators are welcome!
Tickets are $100, and proceeds will support New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve natural areas in the beautiful Wickecheoke Creek Preserve of Hunterdon County. For tickets or more information, call 908-234-1225 or e-mail Lauren@njconservation.org.
“Our 6th annual barn dance is a great evening of camaraderie, music and dancing, and delicious food, all for the benefit of land preservation,” said Alix Bacon, regional manager for New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “This year’s disco theme brings back the fun music and dances of the ‘70s. And you don’t have to be a celebrity to get in!”
Food will be provided by Chef Max Hansen, one of the premiere caterers of the area. Hansen specializes in dishes using the finest ingredients prepared simply, with care and attention to flavor and presentation.
Major sponsors include Williams Gas Pipelines-Transco of Princeton, Borden Perlman Insurance of Lawrenceville, Hopewell Valley Community Bank of Pennington, Joseph Finkle & Sons Inc. of Lambertville, Lisa James Otto Country Properties of Stockton, Max Hansen Caterers of Bucks County, Pa., and Gordon A. Millspaugh Esq. and James P. Wyse Esq. of Herold Law in Warren.
Since its founding in 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has preserved more than 120,000 acres throughout the state, protecting precious natural resources, farmland and natural areas. The foundation’s preservation efforts in the Wickecheoke Creek region began more than 20 years ago, and have helped maintain water quality, protect wildlife habitat, and preserve natural and historic areas and farmland.
The Wickecheoke Creek Greenway follows the course of the Delaware River tributary from its headwaters on the Croton Plateau, through its dramatic descent to the Delaware River at Stockton. The area is home to beaver, mink, herons, hawks, turtles, long-tailed salamander and nearly 400 species of native plants. In addition, the Wickecheoke Creek’s waters flow directly into the D&R Canal, which serves as a source of clean drinking water for 1 million people in central New Jersey.
PHOTO CAPTION: Sven Helmer and Rachel Finkle of Sergeantsville are ready to boogie the night away at “Barn 54.” The annual barn dance for the benefit of New Jersey Conservation Foundation will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.