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Owners of East Windsor Bowl, members of the East Windsor PBA and members of the Rise staff at the Rise Holiday Party hosted by the EWPBA.

Windsor Nissan Recognizes East Windsor Bowl, EWPBA and Rise as Residents of the Month.

Story and photos contributed by Rise, a Community Service Partnership.


In what was truly a remarkable community event, the East Windsor Police Benevolent Association #191 (EWPBA) and donors from across the area hosted a bowling and pizza party at the East Windsor Bowl for 35 children identified through Rise, a Community Service Partnership. This was the second year for this event, and many members of the community played a part to make it a success.

The inspiration for the party started with David Berez, an 18-year veteran of the East Windsor Police Department. Mr. Berez explained that the PBA always had a family party for officers and their children every year, but he was inspired to find a way to extend this to members of the community with a focus on children and families who may need a little more assistance during the holiday season.

Again, a special thank you to the East Windsor Bowl and all the other sponsors who made it possible: Kids Preferred, Ideal Cars USA.com, Party Fair-East Windsor, Plant Pizza and Wings, Triangle Copy, Trenton Thunder, Dairy Queen – East Windsor and Church and Dwight Employee Giving Fund. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work.” This event was born out of an idea but it came a reality because of the efforts of many. When the community comes together to help other members of that community, some might say that is exactly what the holidays are all about.

Neighbors of East Windsor February 2018 edition.

(L-R) East Windsor Bowl co-owners Mike Papaiya and Vijay Papaiya with East Windsor Police Officer David Berez.

(L-R) Rise Executive Director Leslie Koppel, Trenton Thunder Mascot Boomer and East Windsor Police Officer David Berez handing out gifts to the children of Rise at the Rise Holiday Party.