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Sparta Day 2018
Sparta Day 2019


Lafayette Day 2019

Vernon Day 2019

Byram Day 2018


Lafayette Township hosted its annual Lafayette Day at the Lafayette Pond. The event will feature entertainment for the whole family including live bands throughout the day, bounce houses for children, free pony rides, local vendors, food, local craft beer, and more.

The annual Vernon Day and Food Truck Festival was held at its new location on Sammis Road in the field between the Glen Meadow Middle School and the Cedar Mountain Primary School. The event featured food trucks, vendors, bounce houses, music and other activities. The event was sponsored by Vernon Township and the Vernon PAL.



The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta (JWCS) founded SPARTA DAY over 40 years ago in 1975. Over time it has grown into a much loved and anticipated community event, with over 125 vendors, live entertainment, a food plaza, a special Kid’s Country with activities and amusements, and much more.

The event remains free to the public thanks to our fantastic community sponsors. All proceeds from the event go to local and national charities and non-profit organizations.
A fun-filled day for the whole community! This day is usually in the summer.

The Historical School House will be open and Classic Cars will be on display for BYRAM DAY. Touch-A-Truck will be back along with free rides for kids. Check out vendors from all over and amazing Food.

There will be plenty of food vendors, many of which are local non-profit groups raising funds for their organizations. Several Byram-based associations will be on hand to exhibit how they enhance our community. One of them is sure to tickle your interest, so talk to the volunteers and consider joining to help continue the growth and improvement in our town.

The day includes games, demonstrations, Children’s Corner and much more. Shop the vendors, view the Classic Cars or just sit, relax, listen to the music and enjoy a tasty treat. Food will be served all day long, so come for lunch then stay and enjoy a leisurely dinner. This day is usually in the Fall.

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Home & Garden Show 2019 – at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

This event is designed for homeowners like you! Whether you’re in the market to remodel, landscape or decorate.

2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party

The 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party brings visitors together with businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups, crafters, and food vendors for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life. Guests also enjoyed live demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, boat and trackless-train rides, and a children’s scavenger hunt and activity area. We are a dog friendly event. There’s something for everyone! Parking is available at Hopatcong State Park ($10 donation).

Skylands Stadium

The award-winning Skylands Stadium is one of North Jersey’s premier sports and entertainment venues, and home to the Sussex County Miners professional baseball team. It is a year-round, full-service facility where families can spend quality time together. Fans can enjoy exciting baseball games as well as meet-and-greets with Miners players, coaches, and our ever-popular mascot, Herbie the Miner. The all-new Skylands Stadium is also a community center where local businesses, charities, high schools, and colleges gather for their own events. Our stadium is conveniently located within a one-hour driving radius of many New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania towns. As the sun shined on the 2019 season, the Champion Sussex County Miners began their first-ever title defense on Friday, May 17, at Skylands Stadium against the Rockland Boulders at 7:05pm. To commemorate this historic moment, the Sussex County Miners hosted an all-star lineup of festivities including baseball pageantry, community pride, live music, a special giveaway and the biggest fireworks in Sussex County. The gates opened at 5:00pm.

27th Annual Business Expo at Crystal Springs

The Sussex County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business EXPO, now in its 27th year, experienced a big change in 2019. Typically held each fall, EXPO was held in June, amidst flowers and green leaves instead of colorful, falling ones. Everything else about the EXPO remains the same, including the beautiful Crystal Springs Country Club location, an array of exhibitors large and small, lots of giveaways, and of course the delicious food. As always, this event was free and open to the general public.


R. Poust Inc. loves to give back to their community – WE Volunteer, Donate, & Sponsor

(Just ask – 973.579.1202)

So far in 2019 we have supported the following organizations
SCARC Foundation Fundraisers, Sussex County Miner’s Sponsorship, Lafayette Township School’s Tiger Chase Race, Franklin Mutual Insurance’s Fun Run Team, Sparta High School’s Football Booster Club, Sussex County’s 4H Market Animal Sale at the Farm and Horse Show in Augusta NJ, High Point Wrestling Sponsorship, Forever Friends Motorcycle Awareness Charity, DASI, YMCA’s Sussex County 17th Annual Golf Outing, Newton Medical Center Foundation’s The Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Outing, Newton Country Club’s Sussex County Golf Classic, Askin & Hooker LLC’s Labor Day 5k, Fighting for Finkle’s PBA Local 138 Golf Outing – Hamburg, Various Local Tricky Tray Donations, Various Community PTO’s, Other Various charity golf outing t-signs, United Way of Northern NJ, Lakeland Charities, Inc.: Golf Classic, Sussex County Community College Scholarship, Sussex Tech Scholarship, iHeart Media Food Drive, (Pretty In Pink) Girls High Point Basketball Team



supporters of the Annual Sussex County 4-H

We are supporters of the Annual Sussex County 4-H Market Animal Sale that takes place each August during the NJ State Fair in Augusta, NJ.


  • 2016 Sussex County 4-H
  • 2015 Sussex County 4-H
  • 2014 Sussex County 4-H
  • 2012 Sussex County 4-H

SCARC Foundation Board of Trustees

Deborah Poust Johnson is on the SCARC Foundation Board of Trustees and R. Poust Heating & Cooling, Inc. participates in various fundraisers for SCARC.

The SCARC Foundation Board of Trustees is committed to raising funds for SCARC, Inc. and SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc.

The High Point Field Hockey fundraiser Contributor

Contributor to the High Point Field Hockey Play Pink Fundraiser. The High Point Field Hockey fundraiser helps raise awareness of breast cancer.

Sussex County Community College Scholarship donor

We sponsor (2) $250 scholarships each year to help students pay for books and/or tuition. To apply, please see the SCCC website for information. Applications are accepted twice a year. Please see the SCCC Guidance Dept. for information.

We participate in Local Food Drives

Our customers have been very generous in participating along with us in Stuff The Bus & The United Way Food Drive to replenish and stock our local food banks. We thank them tremendously for all of their generous donations towards this cause.

We United Way Gift of Warmth Coat drive each November-December

Local Organization Donations

We also donate gift certificates for local Tricky Trays. Please contact our office by way of email or mail with a letter from your organization and we would be more than happy to donate.

Festival of Lights Contributor

We proudly contribute to the Newton Medical Center’s annual C. Edward McCracken Festival of Lights. Every year, we sponsor a tree.

Chamber of Commerce Member

As a member of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, you will also see us at Sussex County Day and the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at Crystal Springs.

Yearly, Ryan Poust has been invited back to Sussex County Technical School to participate in a program for the students. He does “Mock” interviews with the students and instructs them on what to expect at an interview with a potential employer. Through the years, we have been able to hire 3 HVAC students who are still with us today. We love hiring young, eager employees who are willing to be molded to do things the “Poust Way” – Be honest, be neat, do a quality job, make sure the customer feels they are getting a value for their money.

The Sussex County Technical School, a school of choice, in partnership with family, community, business, industry and institutions of higher learning, empowers secondary and adult students to become self-directed learners and active participants in their community by providing a competitive advantage to pursue ANY career opportunity.

For more information regarding Sussex County Technical School, visit www.sussextech.org

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