Garden dedicated in memory of 9/11

Garden dedicated
in memory of 9/11

On Sept. 11, Bob Haraz of Jensen’s Deep Run retirement community dedicated a memorial garden to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. A remembrance ceremony was held with 150 of Jensen’s residents attending.

Plumsted Mayor Ron Dancer was the featured guest speaker. Sgt. Bob Pintye of the Plumsted Police Department and Aaron Heller of the New Egypt Fire Department were also present. Barbara Platt of the New Egypt First Aid Squad spoke of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Patriotic songs were performed by Pat Becker and Joanne Hewitt.

The ceremony was a combined effort of New Egypt’s fire department, first aid squad, police department, and Dancer, Jim Sonday, the Jensen’s Corp. and Jensen’s Deep Run community.

Dennis Tilghman, New Egypt funeral director, donated the memorial plaque; Jerry Clark of ERA Advantage Realty, supplied the flags; Bullock Landscaping donated the memorial tree and plantings; and Jensen’s Corp. placed a bench in the memorial area.

County to start sale

of First Night buttons

First Night Ocean County will kick off its button sales at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall, Hooper Avenue, Toms River, Nov. 18 from 7-9 p.m. There will be entertainment for all ages including The Wizard, a magician, and the band All the Girls performing songs of the ’50s and ’60s.

The First Night buttons, which sell for $10 each, will be offered at a special two-for-one rate on this date.

First Night Ocean County starts midday on Dec. 31 with performances and giveaways in Seaside Heights on the boardwalk, and continues at dusk with a variety of entertainment (music, big band/dancing, magic, comedy, children’s/family activities) at various Toms River sites. Headliners this year will include The Happenings and Uncle Floyd. A fireworks display over Toms River will end the evening.

Church slates winter bazaar/silent auction

The Christ United Methodist Women will present a Winter Wonderland Bazaar Luncheon and Silent Auction on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, North Lake Drive at Fifth Street, Lakewood. The luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the auction will begin at 2:15 p.m. Among the featured items will be one-of-a-kind crafts, ‘new to you’ gifts, gadgets and treasures, homemade soups, cookies, cakes and pies. For more information. call Joyce, (732) 363-8885.