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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Great Inflatable Race and Food Truck Festival Rescheduled to September

The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union are proud to partner with Union High School to present the Great Inflatable Race and Food Truck Festival. The event, which got rained out on May 12th is set to return on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Union High school and Rabkin Park in Union.

The event, sponsored by PSEG, will feature a fun-run featuring inflatable obstacles, live entertainment, a food truck festival, kids-zone and much more. The first fun-run wave kicks off at 9:00 am and will continue intermittently until 11 a.m., and food trucks and entertainment will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the Inflatable Race, and ALL proceeds from the Food Truck Festival will go to benefit Union High School's Project Graduation.

Registration to run in the Inflatable Race is currently $29.99 for a regular ticket which includes a race T-shirt, wristband, temporary tattoo and race medal; and $49.99 for a VIP Ticket which includes the perks of regular admission plus a sweatband, fanny pack, admission to the Inflatable Village and food truck festival, access to the VIP packet pick up line, FREE bag check, and 10% off of all merchandise.

Registration is now open at: https://thegreatinflatablerace.com/Union-Township

Recently added to the Festival lineup are the following gourmet food trucks:

•The Lab: Asian BBQ Fusion
•El Lechon de Negron: Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast and Cuisine
•The Rolling Dough: Mobile wood-fired pizza oven
•Suzie's Rolling Wrappers: Gourmet Fried Wrappers
•House of Cupcakes: Cupcakes, cookies and doughnuts
•Jerkin Chicken: Traditional Jamaican cuisine
•The Empanada Guy: Specializing in Empanadas and other delicious Latin dishes

Admission to the Food Truck Festival alone is $5, payable at the door.

Visit www.thegreatinflatablerace.com/Union-Township for updates, including new food trucks and entertainment lineup. For additional information, contact Public Information Officer Natalie Pineiro at 908-851-5096 or via email at publicinfo@uniontownship.com.

Project Graduation is the annual alcohol, drug and tobacco free celebration for graduating seniors given on graduation night.  Activities and events are held throughout the year which create an atmosphere for the class to bond together, as well as raising funds needed to ensure that Project Graduation is a gift from a "caring community."

Additional sponsors of the event include, event sponsor PSEG; platinum sponsors County of Union and  MLB Residential Lending; gold sponsors The Ave, BCB Bank, Connect One Bank, Chick-Fil-A, Northfield Bank, the Gateway Family YMCA, Union Special Improvement District and Magic 98.3; and silver sponsors Movement Mortgage and Shoprite.

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