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CBA Hosts Holiday Express Event

Student Volunteers from CBA, Trinity Hall, and Tim McCloone’s Holiday Express  Join Forces to Make the Holidays Merry

On December 15, the McKay Gym at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in Lincroft was transformed into a rocking holiday event hall for the volunteer organization Holiday Express. The event is held each year to help young adults with special needs get in the Christmas spirit.

“This is the best day of the year,” said Tim Sewnig, director of CBA’s Campus Ministry. The academy hosts several holiday season fundraisers each year – including a winter coat drive, a collection for children with pediatric cancer, and a Thanksgiving food drive, to name a few – but this event has a special place among them.

“This is my first year working the event,” said Arthur Adriano, ’17. “We’re responsible for feeding the guests and getting them onto the dance floor.” With more than 300 attendees and a whole lot of holiday cheer, the event was a resounding success that seems to grow with each year.

The CBA-hosted event marks just one of the 90 organizations in the tri-state area that Holiday Express visited in its 2016 season, from early November through Christmas Eve.

About Holiday Express (from www.holidayexpress.org):

Holiday Express is a volunteer, non-profit, and non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing music, food, gifts, and holiday cheer to those less fortunate. 2016 was the organization’s 24th season, with 90 holiday events held for those in need and often forgotten. The Holiday Express team includes approximately 1,600 dedicated and talented volunteers, including over 150 professional singers and musicians.

About Christian Brothers Academy:

Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Learn more at www.CBALincroftNJ.org.

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