“Dunk A Politician” Raises Funds For South Amboy Library

SOUTH AMBOY — On Sept. 23, the Dowdell Library Foundation of South Amboy raised hundreds of dollars in donations to purchase new computers for the library through a dunking booth at the South Amboy Arts Festival and Street Fair.

Dozens of people dunked well-known figures of South Amboy, including former Mayor John O’Leary and City Councilman Mickey Gross as well as South Amboy High School teacher and coach Tony Gonsalves and George Fuller, drum major for the Colonel D.B. Kelly Pipes & Drums of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of South Amboy.

All of the dunkees brought excitement to the event with their own special flair, including costumes and props. George Fuller arrived to take his turn at the dunk tank accompanied by music played by the marching band Colonel D.B. Kelly Pipes & Drums. Dressed as an action hero, Tony Gonsalves was a true life hero in helping to raise funds for the library.

The booth was made possible thanks to a donation from State Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

The Dowdell Library Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information or to contribute, visit www.DowdellFoundation.org or call 1-732-316-1078.

South Amboy’s George Fuller (in tank) and Tony Gonsalves step up to be dunked to help the Dowdell Library Foundation raise funds to purchase new computers for the South Amboy library. (Photo courtesy of the Dowdell Library Foundation)

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