Boots & Bar-B-Q offers casual fun on April 22


Kick up your boots on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22 – at Raritan Headwaters’ “Boots & Bar-B-Q” fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Hunt’s End Farm in Gladstone.

The event, which benefits Raritan Headwaters’ efforts to protect local clean water, includes delicious hors d’oeuvres and dinner, bourbon and rye tastings, a “Corn Hole Madness” tournament featuring the popular bean-bag toss game, and live music and dancing.

“We are looking forward to celebrating all the good work of our volunteers on Earth Day,” said Cindy Ehrenclou, RHA’s executive director. “This is literally a down-to-earth party. Boots are more than just a style choice; they’re recommended footwear since the party is being held in an indoor riding ring.”

Earlier on Earth Day, more than 1,500 volunteers organized by Raritan Headwaters will clean trash and litter from more than 50 sites along the Raritan River and the tributaries that flow into it.

Food at Boots & Bar-B-Q will be provided by BEX Eatery, bourbon and rye tastings are by the Cocktail Guru, and music is by the North Jersey All Star Band featuring Maribyrd.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $200, and sponsorship opportunities are available. To buy tickets online, go to  For more information, contact Jody Marcus or 908-234-1852 ext. 320.

All proceeds will go toward Raritan Headwaters’ mission of protecting the region’s watershed communities, rural landscapes and a safe, clean water supply.

Event organizing committee members are: Barbara & Stew Brunhouse, Trish Ellsworth, Deborah & Dan Ely, Stephanie & Michael Glickman, Julie Goetz, Deborah & Russ Hawkins, Lee & Ken Klipstein, Beth & Dennis McConnell, Dede & Laddy Merck   , Jenny & Greg Morris, Art Palumbo, John Parker, Kathy & Andrew Platt, Marianne & Jake Saladino, Constance & Eric Silverman, Chris & Dick Smith, and Judy & Andrew Tucker.