FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ 03/11/11
DELAWARE TWP. - If New Jersey Conservation Foundation could write the lyrics to Motown favorites, the Supremes would sing, “Stop! In the name of land,” the Four Tops would belt out “It’s the same old song, but with a different meaning since the farm’s been gone” and Marvin Gaye would croon, “Let’s get it saved.”
The Motown sound – if not the revised lyrics – will come to Sergeantsville, Hunterdon County, on Saturday, May 14, from 6 to 11 p.m. at New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s 7thannual Barn Dance.
“Mo-Barn” will be a Motown extravaganza, featuring a soul food dinner, drinks and dancing to the beat of the great songs of the era. The silent auction will include an exciting array of goods and experiences, like an oyster tasting and a guided tour of the Pine Barrens.
Tickets are $125, and proceeds will support New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s efforts to preserve open space and farmland in the Wickecheoke Creek Greenway in Hunterdon County. For tickets and information, contact Kathleen Thayne at firstname.lastname@example.org 908-234-1225.
“The Barn Dance is always a fun time, and it supports a great cause – land preservation,” said Alix Bacon, project manager for New Jersey Conservation Foundation. “Mo-Barn will be held in a big tent on a preserved farm, and a deejay will be playing some of the best Motown dance tunes ever made.”
The event will be held at Brook Hollow Farm, 679 Rosemont-Ringoes Road (Route 604) in the Sergeantsville section of Delaware Township.
Over the past seven years, the Barn Dance has become a much-anticipated event for its creative, fun-loving atmosphere. The tent is decorated by local artists, many guests wear costumes in keeping with the theme, and the music is nonstop. At last year’s “Barn 54” themed dance, many guests dressed like celebrities of the Studio 54 disco era – and “Bianca Jagger” rode into the tent atop a white horse!
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.
For more information New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s preservation work in the Wickecheoke Creek Greenway and beyond, visit our website at www.njconservation.org or call 1-888-LANDSAVE (1-888-526-3728).