Halloween contest winners announced

Halloween contest
winners announced

Lakewood annual Halloween Fun Festival for Lakewood children took place Oct. 31 in Town Square. The event was sponsored by the Township Committee in cooperation with the Lakewood Police Department, Lakewood PBA, Lakewood SOA, Lakewood dispatchers, the Lake-wood Fire Department and the Lakewood Community School.

The winners of the Halloween Costume Contest were:

• 3-5-year-olds — Lillian Tiella, 3, first place; Frank and Sabrina Sicoli, 4 and 2, second place; Anna Castillo, 1, third place; Fernando Gonzalez, 2, fourth place; and Aliah Moore, 3, fifth place.

• 6-8-year-olds — Kaela Alemany, 7, first place; Eric Romano, 6, second place; Andrew and Josh Singer, both 6, third place tie; Crystal Burdge, 8, fourth place; and Joyce Matthews, 8, fifth place.

• 9-12-year-olds — Anthony Bryson, 12, first place; Valerie Guzman, 11, second place; Tamika Davis, 11, third place; John Krueppel, 10, fourth place; and Cassandra Shapiro, 11, fifth place.

Vet to be inducted into new Rutgers society

A World War II veteran from the Lakewood area will be among more than 300 Rutgers alumni to be inducted into the Rutgers Living History Society, a new honor society at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Among the veterans to be inducted is Mark Addison, class of 1937. The society honors participants in the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II project, which records the World War II experiences of Rutgers alumni and their spouses and shares them with others via the Internet. The interviews, recorded and transcribed by staff and students, are posted at http://fas-history.rutgers. edu/oralhistory/orlhom.htm. The charter members will be formally inducted into the society at its first meeting, to be held Dec. 7 in New Brunswick.

Grants available for

outdoor classrooms

The Ocean County Soil Conservation District will award up to four $500 grants in 2003 to teachers to develop and maintain outdoor classrooms on their school grounds.

Outdoor classrooms offer students hands-on learning experiences that demonstrate how the subjects and skills taught in the classroom relate to the world around them, according to a press release from the soil conservation district.

Outdoor classrooms also can demonstrate to homeowners and residents in the schools’ communities how to take positive actions and make improvements to their own home landscapes that will be beneficial to wildlife, promote water conservation, and reduce the runoff of nonpoint sources of pollution such as fertilizers and pesticides, according to the soil conservation district. This will, in turn, help improve the water quality of area lakes, streams and rivers that flow into Barnegat Bay, according to the press release.

Teachers from any public school in Ocean County may apply for a grant. The deadline is Dec. 13. For more information about the grants, including evaluation criteria and an application form, contact the Ocean County Soil Conservation District at (609) 971-7002.