Community Bulletin Board

Volunteers sought for emergency drill

The Jackson Office of Emergency Management (OEM), in conjunction with Six Flags Great Adventure, will hold an emergency drill on March 11. The drill will include the Jackson Police Depart-ment, fire department, first aid, MONOC paramedics, and various other agencies. Volunteers will be needed to simulate “victims.” All participants under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Five hours of community service certificates will be awarded to any participants who need to complete community service hours. Any person or organization wishing to participate can contact the OEM at jacksonoem@jacksontwpnj.net or call (732) 928-1200, ext. 220 for details.

Howell fundraiser for schools, sports, fire dept.

A basketball fundraiser will be held at Howell Middle School South, 220 Ramtown-Greenville Road, March 24 to benefit the Aldrich Elementary School, “Pennies for the Playground”, Howell Sports Federation and Southard Fire Department. This event was organized by the firemen of the Southard Fire Department and Applebee’s to provide an opportunity to help with the funds needed to build the playground at Aldrich School and support the programs of The Howell Sports Federation. A round robin tournament will be played between the Aldrich Elementary staff members, Applebee’s employees and Southard Fire Department fireman.

All are invited to join in the event which will feature music, door prizes and activities. Refreshments will be available. Doors will open 6:30 p.m. with the game starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call (732) 925-6427 for tickets and details.

Howell Township Council public meeting

The township of Howell advises residents that in accordance with the provisions of the “Sunshine Law,” the Howell Township Council has scheduled a public hearing March 21 at 8 p.m. to discuss the proposed Green Acres application pertaining to the Howell Township Environmental Center.

The Green Acres Program provides funding in the form of grants and low-interest loans.

Residents are invited to attend and participate in the discussion process.

Formal action may be taken at that time.

Historic Tour of Lakewood May 9

The Lakewood Community School is accepting reservations for the Historic Tour of Lakewood scheduleded for May 9 from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Tour guides Edith and Sheldon Wolpin will take participants to Lakewood recreational and municipal facilities, schools, churches, synagogues, The Strand Theatre, and more. Lunch will be included at the newly renovated Georgian Court University. The fee is $16. Details and reservations: (732) 905-3685.

Cub Scouts celebrate Arrow of Light ceremony

Cub Scout Pack 152 of Jackson celebrated their Arrow of Light Ceremony on Feb. 17 and announced the recipients of the Arrow of Light badge, the highest award available in Cub Scouts. They are: Jake Convery, Jason Lyons, Daniel Breazzano, Ryan Young, David Montgomery, Drew Seich, John Szeszko, Derek Thomason, Wesley Thomason, and Ryan Trent. Cubs Convery, Lyons, Montgomery, Seich, Szeszko, Thomason’s and Trent also earned a “20 Pin” award for having earned all 20 achievement badges in WEBELOS II. Several of the boys plan to join a local Boy Scout Troop this spring.

The master of ceremonies for the evening was Cubmaster John Learn. The ceremony took place during the Blue and Gold Celebration at Crawford Rodriguez Elementary School where they celebrated the advancement of rank of each den in the pack. Barry Rosenzweig, principal of Rosenauer Elementary School, gave the invocation and was honored with the award of Honorary Arrow of Light. The Order of Light ceremony was presented by the Gold Feather Dance Team which, dressed in full Native American costumes, advanced the WEBELOS II Eagle Patrol to Boy Scouts.

POAC Gala March 11

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) will host its “Red Carpet Gala,” March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Lakewood. This year’s honorees include state Sen. Andrew Ciesla, legislator of the year; Georgian Court University, partners of the year; and MaryAnn Ceres, educator of the year. All are welcome. Those interested in attending or becoming a sponsor should contact Development@poac.net, or call (732) 888-1000.