The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association of Union County will hold its 27th annual Irish Festival and Picnic to benefit children with a life threatening illness through the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® on Sunday, October 5 at the Blackthorn Irish Pub and Restaurant in Kenilworth from 12:30 until 5:00 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person or $50 per family (2 adults with children under 18) and includes food, beer, soda and games for the children. There will be continuous live Irish-American entertainment featuring the Ed Kennedy and Chris Kelly Band, DJ Joe O'Coletti, Irish step dancers and bagpipers.

For information about the benefit picnic please call Carol Martin at 732-851-5109 or Kevin Dowling at 732-535-2212. For Tricky Tray information call Liz Welsh at 908-925-1921. The Nugent Association was founded in 1933 and is the oldest independent Irish-American organization in New Jersey. The Association has been recognized many times for its civic involvement. Donations may be sent to: The Joseph Nugent Sr. Association C/O Carol Martin 484 Elizabeth Street Oakhurst, NJ 07755