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Sakinah Hoyte on New Jersey’s homeless

Sakinah Hoyte, Director of Project Connect at Bridges Outreach, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the surprising new face of New Jersey’s homeless.

Hoyte says that the homeless demographic is changing drastically. “Years ago, the focus was on single men. Now, we’re seeing women with children, adolescent youth,” she says. “The people that are falling into homelessness are people like you and I.”

Can homelessness be one check away? “There are individuals that lose their jobs, and they don’t have enough savings to get them to their next paycheck,” Hoyte explains.” “That’s what catapults them into homelessness.”

To learn more about Project Connect at Bridges Outreach, check out their website.

National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day

Now that Halloween is quickly approaching it is time to go pumpkin picking with family and friends. On National Pumpkin Day we have the top farms in the Garden State to pick pumpkins.

Alstede Farms in Chester

Even the minis are excited it's October! #october #fall #pumpkins #minihorse

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Conkin Farm U-Pick

Pumpkin patch🍂🎃 #family

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Happy Day Farm in Manalapan

1st Pumpkin Picking 👻

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Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon

#pumpkinpatch #heavenhillsfarm #pumpkins and #bluesky everywhere

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Terhune Orchards in Princeton

Enjoy the fall weather and get outside to pick pumpkins on National Pumpkin Day!

Free or Almost Free Halloween Events

Jersey Family Fun has compiled a list of free or almost free events spanning across the state to do with your family during the Halloween month. There is only a week left but still a ton of fun activities to check out. Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Website to get a detailed list and description of all the Halloween events.

Morris County Community College Halloween Happenings on October 28, 2016 from 4-5:30 pm in the Student Community Center. There will be trick-or-treating, singing, dancing and crafts for the entire family.

Dover’s 4th Annual Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade on October 29, 2016 from 1:30- TBD at the Crescent Field Parking Lot B in Dover. There will be a Halloween parade, trick-or-treating and costume contest for ages preschool through eighth grade.

Millburn Halloween Parade on October 30, 2016 from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm at Taylor Park in Short Hills. The Millburn Fire Department is hosting this years 66th annual parade.  There will be hayrides, pumpkin picking and music throughout the day.

The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience on October 28 from 6:30- 10:00 pm, 29 from 6:30- 10:00 pm and 30 from 6:30- 9:30 pm at Monmouth Park Racetrack. This event includes pumpkin patch carvings, large structures and illuminates landmarks to rockstars and movie stars.

These are just a few events happening this week in New Jersey. Be sure to go to Jersey Family Fun to get the full list of events in your area. Happy Halloween!

Dinosaurs at @theglow_jackolanterns ! #theglownj

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