While numerous South Brunswick kids are spending summer vacation taking advantage of the warm weather at the beach and pool, a group of incoming eighth-graders at Crossroads South Middle School are trying to make a difference for those in need.
Five middle school girls are sponsoring a fundraiser this Friday night as part of the township's Family Fun Night at Beech Woods Park. The girls, who call themselves "Food for Friends," will be selling various baked goods and snacks at the event to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"We thought it would be a great idea to sell food because we want to help the community," said Sukriti Prashar. "This is our way of contributing by selling food and donating it to the American Cancer Society (ACS)."
will begin at 6:30 p.m. at , located at 37 Beekman Road. The event, which is sponsored by "The Learning Experience," will feature roving entertainers, food vendors, dance contests, and a DJ. A showing of "The Muppet Movie" will begin at dusk.
"Food for Friends" will be selling baked goods, like cookies and brownies, pizza, water and juice. They will also have games, raffles, henna tattoos and face painting.
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Sukriti, along with friends Apoorva Goel, Ritu Patel, Ishika Khanna and Shreya Agrawal decided to get involved with the ACS after the disease struck close to home.
"Our friend's dad died of cancer very recently," Sukriti said. "I think it's very important for our generation to understand how other people need help. When out friend's dad died we realized we need to help others and try and prevent other people from dying."