Thousands Raise Hope and Funds For Highlands

Photography by Paul Scharff

As estimated 3,000 people braved the cold and traveled by land and sea Sunday afternoon to to raise hope and money for the sea side community of Highlands, NJ, much of which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy,  at the Hope For Highlands Concert.  The concert was held at the Seastreak Ferry parking lot.  Seastreak provided ferry service from Atlantic Highlands and New York City to the event.

13 year old Max Kyrillos kicked off the concert with a Hendrix style rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Big Joe Henry, Southside Johnny and Pat Guadagno joined the previously announced talent of the Asbury Jukes, Glenn Alexander, Tony Seguso, Tony Tino, Bob Bandiera, Bob Burger, Lisa Bouchelle, Lisa Lowell, Layonne Holmes, and Tommy LaBella in raising the spirits of the tight knit community and the thousands came out to support their recovery.

Brian Spagnolo and Kari Belusko of Highlands were engaged to be married during the concert.

Over $35,000 has been raised so far.  Click here for more information on how to donate to the Hope for Highlands Fund.


Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Thousands Raise Hope and Funds For Highlands”

  1. Remember When said at 4:43 pm on November 26th, 2012:

    Pat Guadango is the brother of a Superior Court Judge. He is the brother-in-law of our current Lt. Governor. More importantly, he is an incredibly gifted musician. Pat’s rendition of Dylan’s Hurricane was the best I’ve ever heard.

  2. angus said at 3:54 am on November 28th, 2012:

    so now the money is a 60 40 split… the money any business takes should be a loan…..

    and art i volunteered and donated… do i get a say in what a pos the bid is?