FunFest is a Hit in Montgomery!

Posted on September 16, 2015

The new “Montgomery FunFest” was a resounding success Sunday at Princeton Airport.  More than a hundred business and non-profit groups greeted residents, providing displays, giveaways, kids’ rides, games, crafts and more.  There were vintage cars & airplanes on display, even helicopter rides. Local Montgomery musical talent entertained from three stages and attendees enjoyed great food and beverage choices. Attendance was in the thousands.

The purpose of the event was to support local businesses and strengthen the community spirit of Montgomery Township. Funfest was organized by the non-profit Montgomery Business Association (MBA) with support from the Montgomery Economic Development Commission (EDC), a volunteer committee of the municipality whose goal is to promote Montgomery as an excellent business location.

After bringing her two children Sunday, Mayor Christine Madrid express enthusiasm about Funfest and praised the event organizers:


Officials turned out to support and enjoy “Montgomery FunFest”, a new annual event from the Montgomery Business Assoc. & Economic Dev. Commission which bolsters local business and builds community in Montgomery Twp. Pictured (l to r) are: Assemblyman for the 16th District Jack Ciattarelli, Montgomery Twp. Administrator Donato Nieman, Planning Board Chair Mark Conforti, Montgomery Business Assoc. President Lorette Pruden, Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire (a former Montgomery mayor), Montgomery Mayor Christine Madrid, Mayor Madrid’s two children, Liam and Cassie, and Montgomery Committeeman Rich Smith, liaison to the Montgomery Economic Development Commission. Not pictured: Montgomery FunFest Co-chairs Todd Royer and Jean Robinson.

“Congratulations to the MBA and the EDC on a very successful event! Everyone had a great time and it was such a wonderful opportunity for Montgomery to come together as a community. Thank you for all of your hard work that made Funfest possible,” she stated.

Co-Chairs Jean Robinson & Todd Royer worked tirelessly for months to organize FunFest. The 2015 FunFest committee members were Alicia Schwarcz, Frank Luis, Saul Wendroff, Jane Gore, Wendy Andreotta, Matt Robinson, Christa Bruneau-Flynn and Erin Brendel. Many more volunteers also donated their time and make the event possible.

Montgomery Twp. Committeeman Rich Smith commented on the role of the township’s Economic Development Committee.  He said, “The entire Montgomery EDC was involved in this collaborative effort with the MBA for months which led to a fantastic event that will continue as an annual event for Montgomery.  Special thanks go out to EDC Chair Todd Royer for the countless hours he put into working with the MBA to help make Fun Fest a great event for the families and businesses of our town.”

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