On Friday, Aug. 2 from 5-8 p.m., West Windsor Gives Back will be hosting its Second Annual “Dive Into Summer” event at West Windsor WaterWorks Family Aquatic Center in Community Park on Route 571.

Originally scheduled in June, the event was postponed due to bad weather, but it will still feature all the fun activities initially planned.

The event, which benefits the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company, will include a DJ, games, prizes, and a water rescue demonstration, as well as a few surprises.

Fire trucks will be onsite for kids of all ages to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand. And thanks to many generous local businesses, over a dozen items will be auctioned off in a silent auction.

Of course, all of WaterWorks amenities will be available to attendees. In addition to swimming in the large family leisure pool, eight-lane lap pool, children’s wading pool, and two-story waterslide, the WaterWorks complex includes a children’s play area, basketball courts, and a “Rec Deck” recreation area.

Two local businesses have generously agreed to sponsor the event: Healthy Kids Pediatric Group (Gold Sponsor), and Center for Orthodontic Excellence (Silver Sponsor).

Admission is $5 for adults. Kids and pool members are free. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company.

Funds raised will be used to purchase a vehicle stabilization kit. This important safety equipment will be used to stabilize vehicles involved in accidents —even larger trucks and buses—so the occupants can be safely extracted.

The new vehicle stabilization kit will increase the chances of survival for crash victims and help protect our first responders from injury.

The Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company was founded in 1926 and has a long history of hosting community events, including spaghetti, ham, and roast beef dinners; strawberry festivals; rummage and bake sales; bingo; and weekend dances.

The fire company remains 100% volunteer, drawing on 90-plus years of tradition and public service to the community. Although the township provides for many capital expenditures, daily operations, training, and maintenance are all funded by contributions from the community.

To volunteer for the Princeton Junction Fire Company, email pjfd44@gmail.com or call 609-799-2112.

Look for more information on pjfd.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/pjfd44.

For more information on this year’s events or to donate to the Princeton Junction Volunteer Fire Company, email wwgivesback@gmail.com.

Rachna Sharma

Sharma is a founding member of WWGB.