GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A Jingle Mingle holiday-shopping event and fundraiser was held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge in the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10. The event, hosted by the Glen Ridge Home and School Association, featured many vendors, offering items from food to fur coats. A portion of the proceeds were earmarked to help fund a project at Glen Ridge High School. This is the third year that a Jingle Mingle has been hosted by the HSA.
“In organizing this event, we tried to get a good variety of different types of vendors, with no significant overlap,” said Maria DeMeola, a Jingle Mingle Committee member and organizer of the event.
The Women’s Club was decked out in holiday decor, and food was served. About 50 people were in circulation among the tables at all times, and many were wearing their purchases or toting them in gift-wrapped bags.
“The most rewarding part is raising money to refurbish the library media center at the high school,” DeMeola said.
Vendors who attended the event rented a table depending on the size they needed. Vendors also gave back 20 percent of their sales for the evening to the Home and School Association.
“All proceeds are going toward the refurbishment,” DeMeola said.