The 15th Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake is on Sunday, September 18th. The event, benefiting the nonprofit organization that delivers music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. The cost is $300 per guest and includes a premium open bar and a lavish buffet including lobster, filet and raw bar.
“The Holiday Express Clambake is a one-of-a kind fundraiser. It is casual and fun, coupled with great entertainment right on the beach, and it is all for a great cause,” says Holiday Express founder, Tim McLoone.
This year the event will be honoring Investors Bank, a division of Citizens Bank, N.A. Investors Bank is a longtime supporter of Holiday Express, and is committed to financially empowering neighbors, strengthening communities, and supporting colleagues who volunteer their time to make a difference.
There will be a silent auction with items donated by many generous individuals and companies, including tickets to area sporting events, designer clothing and jewelry, vacation destinations, and dinner packages at the shore’s finest restaurants. Dress is casual and the Holiday Express Band will provide entertainment.
This year Holiday Express is celebrating its 30thseason and will be visiting 100 locations during the holiday season. Proceeds from the Clambake will improve the quality of life for the 27,000 adults and children being served by Holiday Express during the 2022 holiday season. Holiday Express visits the mentally and physically challenged, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless and children with serious illnesses.
Established by Tim McLoone in 1993, Holiday Express is a nonprofit organization comprised of 2,500 volunteers, including 150 professional rock, jazz, folk, gospel and pop musicians. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information please visit www.holidayexpress.org o