Thehas lined up nearly a dozen area bands to perform Saturday in the lodge's first music festival aimed at helped the lodge sponsor a week at camp for two special needs children.
Lodge leader Kim Girgus said the event should help the lodge raise about $2,000, which will be used to sponsor two autistic children for a week at Camp Moore, a camp operated by New Jersey Elks Lodges specifically for special needs children.
"It's a special week for the kids and the families have a nice break, too," Girgus said.
The music starts at 3 p.m. and will continue until midnight, with a steady rotation of bands, each performing for about 45 minutes. Among the bands scheduled to play are Mingo and Friends, the Slackjaw Blues Band, Near Gravity and more.
The admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and will include food, door prizes and Girgus promises, "All the music they can enjoy."
And since the concert is set for an outdoor stage on the lodge's lawn area, there's room for hundreds to enjoy.
Girgus added the event will include vendors, many of whom are donating their products. Among the featured vendors will be crafts, funnel cakes and other refreshments. A dunk tank will also help raise money for the camp.