Port Palooza in Port Jefferson raises cash for the animal rescue group

Jill Nees Russell’s stage at Harborfront Park got here to life with stay music for an enormous trigger on Saturday afternoon at Port Jefferson’s second annual Port Palooza.

The occasion, hosted by the Village of Port Jefferson and the Port Jefferson Harbor Training and Arts Conservancy, featured six teams acting from midday to sundown: Cole Fortier and Band, Grand Folks Railroad, The PJ All Stars, MJT, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and Jazz by the Keenan Zach Trio.

Every of the artists donated their time, permitting all proceeds from the occasion to go to Jaegers Run Animal Rescue Inc. to help the rescue and restoration of injured animals.

Lisa Jaeger, the founding father of the nonprofit, thanked the group for taking part within the second annual pet and wildlife fundraiser. Final 12 months, Port Palooza raised over $ 1,500 to learn the Save the Animals Rescue Basis. She stated the occasion will possible help a 3rd animal-centered basis subsequent 12 months.

“We need to attempt to convey the animal side into it,” Jaeger stated. “We’ve got a lot wildlife on Lengthy Island.”

He additionally thanked Kevin Wooden, the occasion’s founder and Port Jefferson Village’s director of financial growth, for organizing the day, which additionally included jewellery and refreshments.

“It is nice,” Wooden stated of reviving the occasion for the second 12 months. “I like it, I am so glad it got here out.”

Wooden was among the many varied venues enjoying at 3pm with Port Jeff All Stars.

GreaterPortJeff was there to seize a lot of the enjoyable. Have a look at the pictures under and you should definitely click on on the numbered packing containers to see all of them.

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