Family Fall & Fitness Event

Family Fall & Fitness Event

During this time of year words that begin with the letter F have a certain charisma about them; as they simply find their way falling into the forefront. In addition, these words are not always bad!

Starting off, the first charismatic F word stands for Fundraising. This past Saturday, October 29, 2016, The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties hosted a Family Fall & Fun Event. This fundraiser benefits The Sunshine Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey proudly adopted this network-wide charity in 1991 and raised $132,000 in 2014, with a $150,000 goal for 2016.

The second F word stands for Friends. Move over parents, this fundraiser was all about kids helping kids! Donning bright yellow customized tee shirts with The Sunshine Kids logo, friends from local schools volunteered to work different stations. Youthful energy filled the room as younger kids were about to station hop. The stations included coloring, beanbag toss, tattoos, face paint, and candy corn guessing.


Speaking of candy corn, this leads me to the third and fourth F words, Food and Film. Is there anything better than a room filled with the buttery aroma of freshly popped popcorn? Of course there is. It’s called having a black and white Film playing on the TV in the background. The Monsters and Madmen DVD really brought out the Halloween spirit, as everyone loves a classic movie.

The only thing that may have topped this would have been a flash mob dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Maybe next year!





Holly Owner of AthleticGenius The fifth and sixth F words stand for Family and Fitness. AthleticGenius graciously hosted two spin classes for adults and children. After all the sweets and treats consumed, this was a great way to burn off those extra calories. Cell phones and video games were exchanged for turning torques, spinning legs, and racing hearts. Holly, the vibrant owner and founder of AthleticGenius, led the class with the appropriately themed Halloween songs, starting with Harry Potter’s Double Trouble.

The final F words stand for Foundation and Future. Montclair continues to excel as a thriving neighborhood because the residents have always cared about the future. If you happen to read the people section of, you’ll notice residents raised in Montclair always find themselves coming back. That’s how special this town really is. It’s a fantastic community to raise a family, gain a sense of culture, and take pride in creative endeavors. Now, I’m not a fortuneteller but it’s safe to say Montclair’s Future is in good hands.


Written By
Ashley Wall
For Team Ellenbogen

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