Sulcoski fundraiser set for Saturday at Fat Tuna

Area residents continue to pour out support for the local woman who lost her home and all of her possessions in an early-morning fire on July 31.

Friends have organized the third in a series of fundraisers for Jennie Sulcoski, who ran a popular produce stand next to her home near the intersection of Route 26 and Central Avenue in Ocean View until fire devastated the structure.

Sulcoski was forced by the tragedy to close the produce stand prior to her planned final day of operation, on Labor Day, necessitating that she find both a new home and job, as well as replace the possessions she and her toddler daughter lost in the 11-alarm blaze.

The Fat Tuna Grill in Millville will host the latest fundraiser for Sulcoski on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. Sulcoski’s close friend Liz Raskauskas said the plans for the event include raffles, a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction.

“She’s doing good,” Raskauskas said of her friend early this week. “She’s moving into a place and is working at Lord’s (Landscaping). Everything’s starting to come together.”

The public is invited to help Sulcoski get things back on track by attending the Saturday event at Fat Tuna and participating in the fundraising events. Local businesspeople are also invited to donate items for the auction and raffles. For more information on fundraising efforts, call Raskauskas at (302) 344-9098.