Red Bank Flavour knows how to throw a party. It's recent Night on the Navesink summer soiree attracted hundreds of visitors to the Molly Pitcher Inn to savor the eats of the downtown's accumulated culinary expertise.
It's because of that success that Flavour was able to raise more than $6,500 to be distributed to two local charities: Lunch Break and the Red Bank Middle School Athletic Association.
Flavour presented two checks at Wednesday night's council meeting for $3,350 to be given to each organization. Borough council lauded the efforts of Flavour and event organizers, saying they not only hosted a great event following months of planning, but were able to raise money for two great causes. Lunch Break, Red Bank's combination soup kitchen, food pantry, and social services provider, assists thousands of local residents every month. With school aid for extracurricular activities having been cut significantly, the athletic association has taken on the tough task of funding its sports activities almost entirely through donations and fundraisers.
Councilman Mike DuPont said the money provided by Flavour will help both organizations accomplish a lot of the little things many often take for granted.
Mayor Pat Menna also had kind words for the Flavour folks saying they not only proved they could throw an event together, but that they could do it so well.
"(As mayor) You go to a lot of things that are for great causes," he said. "But this one was actually fun."