Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) announced that over one ton of non-perishable food items were collected during the first weekend of the 4th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Admission to the event is free, but visitors are being asked to donate non-perishable food items to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Standing with the County Executive with some of the food that was collected are Turtle Back Zoo Director Dr. Jeremy Goodman and Community FoodBank of NJ Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing Phyllis C. Dunlop.
The Holiday Lights show at the zoo is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and the following weekend (December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12), and then daily from December 17 to January 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
For more information, please call the zoo at 973-731-5800. (Photo by Glen Frieson)