Twenty-five of the borough’s restaurants set up stations in the White Street parking lot for the second annual festival. About 120 volunteers turned out to help, with many recruited through the organizations benefitting from the proceeds.
The cost was $5 and proceeds will benefit the Red Bank Regional Athletic Foundation, Monmouth Day Care Center and the Red Bank RiverCenter, said James Scavone, acting executive director of the RiverCenter.
Bands played on two stages at each end of the festival, with bag pipers marching in between sets. Scavone said the location was chosen to get people into the downtown
Staten Island, N.Y. resident Rich McDonnell called the festival “absolutely excellent.”
“Good people, good food, good entertainment,” McDonnell said.