Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers with RVCC Admissions Staff Member and Record Co-advisor Christian Rosario (Front/Center) man RVCC's Table at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New

Downtown Somerville Spooktacular attended by over 1,000!

Somerville, NJ- At the center of Halloween is family fun, and the EmPoWER Family Success Center specializes in just that! Each month they hold a FREE Family Fun Event and invite Somerset County families to spend quality time together without any cost. Event themes change month to month and often coincide with relevant holidays and celebrations. On Friday October 30th, the 3rd annual Downtown Somerville Spooktacular, co-hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance, drew in over 1,000 attendees. Families enjoyed trick-or-treating, playing games, listening to music, and participating in a ‘Spooktacular Passport Adventure’ touring Somerville’s bewitching downtown. Now THAT’s a community celebration!

Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

Thirteen local shops and organizations worked as ‘Passport Stops’ on both Division Street and Main Street inviting Spooktacular attendees to enjoy Halloween treats and participate in spooky activities. Katili's ChocolatesRita's Italian IceTropiano's Jewelry BoutiqueIllustrated BeautyYogurtlandThree Hearts HomeZen Image Studio, Gems & Stems Floral and Gift Boutique, Affinity Federal Credit Union FoundationBlue Sheep Bake ShopCarol's Creative Chocolatez,Artisanal Tattoo, & Raritan Valley Community College were among the participants. Attendees who completed the ‘Passport Adventure’ were entered to win raffle prizes including a Halloween Pumpkin hand-carved by Rich Palumbo, a ‘Family Game Night’ basket paired with a gift card to Alfonso’s Family Trattoria, a ‘Movie Night’ basket, and a Raritan Valley Community College prize package featuring tickets to the Planetarium and RVCC Arts Theater.

Raritan Valley Community College's 'Find the eyeball in the Haystack' at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

Raritan Valley Community College's 'Find the eyeball in the Haystack' at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

Over 35 volunteers donated their time and skills to this event and many additional Downtown Somerville businesses provided candy, trinkets, and coupons to be used for the upcoming holiday season. The Downtown Somerville Alliance, Katili’s Chocolates, and EmPoWER Family Success Center were the primary sponsors of this successful event.

RVCC student Gia Noe Thanks shows off the great raffle prize package that Raritan Valley Community College donated to EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

RVCC student Gia Noe Thanks shows off the great raffle prize package that Raritan Valley Community College donated to EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

The EmPoWER Family Success Center is a community gathering place that provides free family fun activities, workshops and connects families to local resources. The EmPoWER FSC holds at least one free family fun night each month throughout Somerset County.  To find out more about the EmPoWER Family Success Center’s upcoming events, call (908) 722-4400, “like” their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/empowerfsc or visit their website atwww.empowerfsc.com.

The EmPoWER Family Success Center is a program of EmPoWER Somerset, a nonprofit organization that develops and implements strategies to create healthier communities within Somerset County.  #RVCC #EmPOWER

Christian Rosarion, of Raritan Valley Community College Admissions with EmPOWER member. EmPOWER thanks RVCC for the great raffle items & backpack giveaways. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

Christian Rosarion, of Raritan Valley Community College Admissions with EmPOWER member. EmPOWER thanks RVCC for the great raffle items & backpack giveaways. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers in costume at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Cente

Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers in costume at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Cente

EmPower Community Partner Coordinator Nicole with a great Raritan Valley Community College Volunteer at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

EmPower Community Partner Coordinator Nicole with a great Raritan Valley Community College Volunteer at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

EmPoWER Volunteers & Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

EmPoWER Volunteers & Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey. Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

Raritan Valley Community College's 'Find the eyeball in the Haystack'. Searching for eyeballs! Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

Raritan Valley Community College's 'Find the eyeball in the Haystack'. Searching for eyeballs! Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raritan Valley Community College Volunteers with RVCC Admissions Staff Member and Record Co-advisor Christian Rosario (Front/Center) man RVCC's Table at EmPOWER's Halloween Night in Somervile, New Jersey.  Photo Courtesy EmPOWER Family Sucess Center.

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