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Bow Ties for Charity in the Montgomery News!

Montgomery Recreation’s Bow Tie Sale Supports Six Causes

At the Thursday April 18 Township Committee meeting Recreation Director Karen Zimmerman introduced the new fundraiser, “Bow Ties for a Cause.” Ties are $5 apiece with six colors signifying different causes. Sales starting the week before Easter got off to a fantastic start as Zimmerman said $300 was raised in just the first two days of the fundraiser. Over $100 was raised from bowties bought at the Committee meeting on April 18, as the Rec. Department will feature “Bow Tie Thursdays” for township-wide promotions and solidarity.

“Proceeds from sales of green ties are for N.A.M.I, the National Alliance on Mental Illness; orange ties sold go towards the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America; red tie sales go toward the American Heart Association; purple is for Alzheimer’s Awareness; pink is for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer and black bow ties are for the Wounded Warriors Families Support. We are selling these for $5 at the Recreation office at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Skillman as well as at the Health Department here at the municipal building (2261 Route 206). We ask that everybody wear their bow ties on Thursdays and take a picture or selfie. Then we can post them on the Montgomery Recreation Facebook page and Instagram as we hope this goes viral with more and more people joining in,” Zimmerman explained.

She and Recreation staff had dinner at the Tiger’s Tale just prior to the Committee meeting April 18. They were sporting the bow ties all day and during their meal, and when Tiger’s Tale patrons learned about the bow ties they quickly supported a variety of causes as another $65 was raised on the spot.

Assistant Rec. Director John Groeger and Jared Gutowski, Recreation Department program coordinator, are featured in a video posted on the Montgomery Township website. For more information please contact the Montgomery Recreation by calling (609) 466-3023 during normal business hours or email

By: Rikki Massand

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Bow Ties for Charity

Purchase your Bow Ties at the Otto Kaufman Center (356 Skillman Rd, Skillman) or at the Health Dept (2261 Rt 206, Belle Mead) for $5.00

Each color represents a different Charity. We will be donating the proceeds to each charity.

Red: American Heart Association

Orange: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Green: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Pink: Susan G Komen Foundation

Purple: Alzheimer’s Association

Black: Wounder Warrior Family Support