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.

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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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