4th Annual Party in the Park Early Bird Deal!

Posted Aug 27, 2018, by Sarah Martik


We’re ONE MONTH away from our 4th Annual Party in the Park! Join us for a night of fall fun in the name of supporting access to environmental justice across communities in Washington and Greene Counties!

Already know you want tickets? Skip to the end of this blog. Not convinced you want to attend? Keep reading, because we have a lot of good things going on!

Our evening will begin at 6pm with live music performed by The Switch Ups, the same local band who played our event last year. Members Stephen, Zane, and Jacob are an acoustic trio covering hits from the 60s to today – and they accept requests! If you have something you know you’d like to hear, please send the request to Sarah Martik at smartik@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org to get it on the list.

As the music plays, you’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat pasta bar and a sugary dessert station. For guests 21+, the cost of admission includes one alcoholic drink ticket, good for a glass of either beer or wine. Each drink is $5 if you buy them per cup, but you also will have the option to pay for an all-you-can-drink ticket for $20. This option comes with a CCJ Klean Kanteen pint, but if you already have one and don’t want another (although, who wouldn’t want another?!), you can bring your old cup and show your all-you-can-drink ticket.*

After you finish eating, be sure to place your bids on our silent auction items and buy your chances on a 50/50 raffle. Items range from homemade pies (really, homemade: our Campaign Coordinator’s mother makes the pies that day) to an outdoor fire pit (just in time for roasting marshmallows on a fall evening). We’ll wrap up the party at 9pm and have everyone in bed by 10pm-ish or on their way for the rest of the night!

We encourage you to buy tickets in advance, as this helps us plan. With that in mind, we’re offering a registration bonus THIS WEEK ONLY! If you buy your tickets between August 27 – August 31, we’ll give you TWO EXTRA DOOR PRIZE CHANCES! If you purchase your ticket at 12:01am on Saturday, September 1st, no deal. To receive the additional chances, you must purchase your ticket before the end of August!

To keep up-to-date on details of the event, be sure to follow our FB event page here!

Anyone interested in volunteering for the event (perhaps crafting/decorating with our Campaign Coordinator, selling 50/50 tickets with our Community Organizer, or stoking fires and tending bar with the Spouses of CCJ) should email Sarah Martik at smartik@coalfieldjusice.org, or call her at 724-229-3550×1.

We can’t wait to see you there!

*Please note: everyone will be given admission wristbands that indicate whether you are legally old enough to purchase alcohol, and we’ll enforce this policy strictly.


  • Sarah Martik

    Sarah joined the CCJ team as a Community Organizer in 2017 after previous work in performing arts and foreign language education, and became our Executive Director in 2023. A resident of Coal Center, PA, she is excited to work on issues related to legacy coal mining and the connection between the Appalachian petrochemical buildout and increases in fracking in southwestern PA communities like hers. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Policy but often says that her undergraduate degree in Theatre from the California University of Pennsylvania has been more useful in her work than anything else (ask her why sometimes!). When she is not working, Sarah loves spending time with her fiancé, niece, and nephews, and going on walks with her "fur kid" Lucy. Contact Sarah at smartik@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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