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Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake to honor Darlene Love

The 10th Annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake, sponsored by Shore Point Distributing Company, will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. This year’s event will honor Rock and Roll Hall of fame artist, Darlene Love. The cost is $250 per guest and includes a premium open bar and a lavish buffet including lobster, filet and raw bar.

Darlene Love, who recorded the hit single, “All Alone on Christmas” for the movie Home Alone 2, will be honored at the event. “All Alone on Christmas” is the signature theme song for Holiday Express and performed at every Holiday Express event. “The song truly embodies the reason that I started Holiday Express”, explains founder Tim McLoone. “We truly believe that the lyric, ‘Nobody ought to be all alone on Christmas,’ is why we will be doing 100 events this holiday season.”

There will be a live and silent auction with items donated by many generous individuals and companies, including tickets to area sporting events, designer clothing and jewelry, 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 25th Anniversary and will be visiting a record setting 100 locations in 49 days. Proceeds from the Clambake will improve the quality of life for the 25,000 adults and children being served by Holiday Express during the 2017 holiday season. Holiday Express visits the mentally and physically disabled, 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 non-profit organization comprised of 2,500 volunteers, including 150 professional rock, jazz, folk, gospel and pop musicians. Holiday Express 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.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information, visit holidayexpress.org or call 732.544.8010.

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