LAKE HOPATCONG – For the first time ever the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is aiming to bring together folks from all around the lake for its inaugural Lake Hopatcong Block Party, Saturday, May 10 from 10am until 5pm at Hopatcong State Park in Landing.
The event will include lake demonstrations, booths for local organizations and businesses, live performances, a children’s area, food trucks, antique and collectible vendors, and more. The block party is being promoted as an event that celebrates the many facets of Lake Hopatcong and brings a spectrum of its residents and visitors together to rally behind the beautiful, natural resource that is Lake Hopatcong. And according to the event planning committee, it will be the start of a new annual tradition on New Jersey’s largest lake.
“We are excited to take a day to kick off the summer and celebrate all that Lake Hopatcong has to offer,” said Lake Hopatcong Foundation president Jessica K. Murphy. “People in different towns and different counties around the lake have a lot in common, and it will be nice to bring everyone together in one place.”
Dozens of booth spaces have already been reserved but there is still room for vendors of all types, including local nonprofit organizations, businesses, antique and craft vendors, and food sales. Cost of booth space is $25 for nonprofits, $75 for local businesses, $125 for antique vendors, and $75 for craft vendors (all 10-foot by 10-foot spaces), and $150 for local food vendors or $200 for non-local food vendors (20-foot by 10-foot spaces). Local vendors are those within the four towns that surround Lake Hopatcong. There are also several sponsorship opportunities.
Volunteers are also needed to keep the event running smoothly on May 10. Volunteer opportunities are suitable for teens and adults, and involve a variety of types of activities. “This promises to be a wonderful day to celebrate the Lake Hopatcong community,” said Murphy. “But with so much activity and so many moving parts, we do need the help of enthusiastic volunteers to make sure everything runs like clockwork.”
Those who are interested in being a part of the events, either as a sponsor, a vendor or organization, or as a volunteer should email firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about festivities at www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org.