Despite heat wave, locals celebrate at first annual ‘Northwest NiceUp’ [gallery]

The heatwave didn’t keep droves of locals from heading to Germantown Avenue on Saturday for the 1st Annual Northwest NiceUp, billed as a “party with a purpose” benefiting The Food Trust.

The “block party/jam session” event, for which a $10 donation was requested of attendees, featured performances from local musicians including Kuf Knotz and Agent Moosehead.

The Lucky Old Souls food truck served up fresh grass-fed burgers from Rineer Family Farms in Pequea.

Adults enjoyed beverages from Yards Brewing Company while healthy smoothies were also available from The Juice Room.

Plenty of activities for children were provided including classic games like foosball, ping pong, corn hole, sidewalk chalk and hoola-hooping. A mini go-kart course had most of the kids in attendance entertained for hours.

Food Trust spokesman Dwayne Wharton said the estimated crowd of 300 people helped raise more than $5,500 for the group.

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