November 28, 2018

Watershed Thanks Community for Support Of 43rd Annual FEST: Passport to Cuba

To the Editor:

The Watershed Institute wants to share a huge thank you to our community and committee chairs for their amazing support of our 43rd Annual FEST: Passport to Cuba. On October 13, nearly 300 friends helped us celebrate the culture, music, and cuisine of Old Havana with an evening of general festivity.

The evening featured a Cuban-themed dinner, cocktails, desserts and an array of specialty coffees. Many couples enjoyed dancing to music played by the Tren Latino Band inside the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center.

Proceeds from many generous individual and corporate sponsors, as well as private donations, support the Watershed’s mission to protect and restore clean water and healthy habitats in central New Jersey.

The generosity and hard work of our volunteers, sponsors, guests, staff, and donors helped raise more than $50,000 for The Watershed Institute. These funds will support conservation, advocacy, science, and education initiatives, which for close to 70 years have led to open space preservation, environmental policy and funding to protect our local environment, water quality testing, and vital educational programs for children and adults.

This year’s FEST committee chairs were Sandra Allen, Carrie Dyckman, Lindsay Bracken and Jennifer Staikos. Corporate sponsors included PNC, Bloomberg, Bristol-Myers Squibb, PSE&G, Glenmede, Bryn Mawr Trust, Farewell Architects, Taft Communications, and Zubatkin Owner Representation.

By supporting the Watershed, they have done a great service to the communities in central New Jersey.

Scott Sillars, Chair

Board of Trustees

The Watershed Institute