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Festival Provides Hope, $11K for Long Valley Teen

Music and fun filled fall Sunday at Ort Farms with proceeds benefitting Glenn Lightner.

The Long Valley community came together again to support one of its own on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the Festival of Hope at Ort Farms.

The festival was a benefit for Glenn Lightner, a 13-year-old Long Valley resident who has been battling brain cancer since 2007.

Proceeds from the event topped $11,400, according to one of the event's coordinators, Leanne Ajbuszyc. Approximately 300 attendees dropped in and out of the live entertainment event as the day went on, Ajbuszyc said, and was aided by nearly 100 volunteers.

Bands from the area kept live music playing throughout the five hour day and local restaurants offered discounted food.

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Janen L. Ardia Broker RE/MAX Heritage Properties September 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM
What a wonderful story of community, kindness and good will! Prayers for his continued recovery!
Indoor Outdoor September 24, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Thanks to Ort Farms for sponsoring such a successful community event for Glenn! Let's turn out for the 5K run, walk, or bike on October 6!
Naomi Drake September 25, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I love coming to the farm, it is so beautiful and tranquil. t saddens me that we can cot come to the farm as much as we would like to. I love the staff and am honored to be part of such a great family. Love u all and see you soon.!

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