Upper Jay A pig roast and potluck fundraiser for victims of Tropical Storm Irene will be held at the Brookside Motor Inn, on the corner of Springfield Road and Route 9N, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 11 p.m.
Halloween fun and games for children will be held between 3 and 5 p.m., along with a deviled egg contest with entries to be submitted no later than 4 p.m. While many local businesses are pitching in to help provide food and beverages for the occasion, folks are still encouraged to bring a dish to share, as well as lawn chairs and community spirit. Following the meal, the Recovery Lounge will open its doors, turn down the lights and crank up the music for a dance party.
Donations will be accepted for the Jay Relief Fund to help friends and neighbors who were affected by the recent flooding from Hurricane Irene. The town of Jay — which includes the hamlets of Upper Jay, Jay and AuSable Forks — was the hardest hit region in Essex County with 149 homes, residences and businesses either damaged or destroyed by flooding from the AuSable River. There is still a great need for relief funds to help citizens who lost their homes and possessions.
Many local businesses are pitching in to provide food and beverages for the occasion, including Adirondack Heritage Hogs, Devins Deli, Essex Farm, Asgaard Farm & Dairy, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Terry Robards Wines & Spirits, Essex Provisions, Saranac Sourdough, Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood, The Cowboy and Simply Gourmet.
A minimum requested donation for the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. Visit www.helpJayNY.org for more information.