On Wednesday August 22nd, Inroads To Opportunities held it's second annual Summer Splash at it's own Railside Cafe in Fanwood, New Jersey. Summer Splash featured the amazing chocolates of Carol's Creative Chocolatez of Somerville, NJ (recently voted the best chocolate in New Jersey) paired with a variety of wines sponsored by Total Wine and More of Union, New Jersey. Railside Cafe featured mouthwatering Gelato samples, delicious Hors D'oeuvres along with a beautiful cheese station sponsored by Karen Rotter of Shoprite in Clark, NJ. General Manager Paul O'Loughlin of Railside Cafe did a fantastic job catering the event and we applaud our staff for their support in preparing and serving for this fundraiser.
80+ guests came out to support Inroads To Opportunities, which resulted in a $1300 net profit for our charity. Summer Splash was one of two smaller fundraisers that we held this year. Play It Forward Fundraiser back in winter of 2018 helped us to raise $1,000 for Inroads To Opportunities. Inroads Casino Night will be held on Friday October 12th at the Elks Lodge in Union, NJ. We anticipate raising $25,000 for our program and participants.
As a part of a re-branding for our cafe, Railside Cafe had an official grand re-opening the next morning on Thursday August 23rd. Earlier this year we asked customers of Railside Cafe (previously Mara's Cafe & Bakery) to vote on a new name for the cafe. We received 250+ name suggestions and arrived on Railside Cafe thanks to a Fanwood local who came up with the name while having lunch with his wife.
We are so grateful to our supporters and vendors for helping us make our fundraising efforts a success. Special thanks to Carol from Carol's Creative Chocolatez for giving us all a chocolate education along with amazing samples of your products. Thank you to Karen Rotter of Shoprite in Clark, Total Wines and More, Railside Cafe staff and General Manager Paul O'Loughlin. #FOODFORGOOD