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Rappellers Will Scale Woodland Park Building For Girl Scouts

Ali Korinis of Ridgewood will rappel 10 stories.
Ali Korinis of Ridgewood will rappel 10 stories. Photo Credit: Submit
Teaneck's Joy Firshein will go 'Over the Edge."
Teaneck's Joy Firshein will go 'Over the Edge." Photo Credit: Submit
Rappellers going down the side of a building.
Rappellers going down the side of a building. Photo Credit: Over The Edge

There are a few slots open for people daring enough to rappel down a 10-story building at Garret Mountain Plaza in Woodland Park while raising money for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

Ali Korinis of Ridgewood and Joy Firshein of Teaneck will join 75 rappellers who will go "Over the Edge" on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Sponsored by Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, Over the Edge will feature the fund-raising rappelling event and a day-long family festival.

The rappellers are expected to raise the minimum $1,000 for the thrill of rappelling down 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park.

Anyone who wants to support GSNNJ is welcome to rappel as long as the participant is at least 18 years old, weighs between 110 and 300 pounds, and raises at least $1,000. No prior experience or training is needed in order to register.

Attendees can watch the rappellers’ descent and enjoy family activities, a rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, entertainment, food and face painting.

“We have a fun day planned for families who want to get outdoors, participate in adventurous activities as well, all while supporting Girl Scouting in northern New Jersey,” said Betty Garger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

Admission to the family festival is $5 per person. Children under three years old are free.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for adult thrill-seekers who love Girl Scouts and want to show their support by helping us to raise money for girls’ leadership,” said Garger.

Over the Edge, a special event company, will assist those rappelling the entire way down.

Proceeds from the event will be used to help recruit, train and retain volunteers who nurture, inspire and empower girls through program activities and adventures near and far.

Click here for more information or contact Jennifer Tanis, Director of Special Events and Alumnae Relations, at (973) 248-8200 or jtanis@gsnnj.org.

Over the Edge is being sponsored by Kearny Bank, Green Giant, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson, Express Scripts, Brian Trematore Plumbing and Heating, New Jersey Natural Gas, QSP/Ashton Farms, PNC Bank of Woodland Park, and Toys R’ Us.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in 160 municipalities in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren counties. There are currently 28,960 girl members and 16,050 adult members.

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