Community Bulletin Board

Pupil explores American
leadership in Washington

Community Bulletin Board Pupil explores American leadership in Washington

Pupil explores American
leadership in Washington

Terrance Brown, a student at Carl Goetz Middle School in Jackson, recently attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

The NYLC is a leadership development program for middle school students sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential.

This year’s JrNYLC theme, "The Legacy of American Leadership," introduced the tradition of leadership throughout American history where students could better understand the role of individuals in American democracy and develop their own leadership skills. Brown had the opportunity to visit historic national landmarks, such as Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, examine U.S. leaders and historic figures, and study the impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history, including the Civil War and Reconstruction, World War II, the Great Depression and the civil rights movement.

The exercises developed by the JrNYLC are designed to challenge students to think and act strategically when working cooperatively, solving problems and setting goals.

Green Thumb club seeks

Jackson gardens for tours

The Green Thumb Garden Club of Jackson invites anyone interested in showing off their garden to other gardeners to be part of the Treasures of Jackson Garden Tour next spring. Participants can choose to display all or part of their gardens. The Green Thumb Garden Club can provide volunteers to help show the gardens for people who cannot be present during the entire time span of the tour. The deadline for entry is Nov. 1. Call (732) 833-8211, (732) 928-0878 or (732) 364-0795 to participate.

Lakewood sets annual

‘Halloween Fun Festival’

Lakewood’s annual Halloween Fun Festival, sponsored by the Township Committee in cooperation with the Lakewood police and fire departments, is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. at Town Square. The event will feature a costume contest with awards, face painting, pumpkin decorating, the Lakewood BlueClaws mascot Buster, treats and candy for all children, police and fire demonstrations, and more. In the event of inclement weather the festival will be held inside Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Ave. Details: (732) 905-3685.

‘Safe House’ open

for trick-or-treating

Jackson Health Care Center/Genesis Eldercare, 11 History Lane, Jackson (behind the STS on County Line Road), will provide a "Safe House for Trick-or-Treating" Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. The public is welcome to see the haunted house and join the party.