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The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair is a Two River area tradition dating to 1906. The fair has gone through many changes over the years but still is a favorite end-of-summer event. This photo shows the 1962 edition at the River Road firehouse. This photograph is courtesy of Dorn’s Classic Images.

Published on August 24, 2012 with No Comments

She Loves Red Bank, but the Parking System is Confusing

To the Editor:

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my hometown of Red Bank twice in July. I was going to write about the perplexities of the new parking system. Yes, I was going to complain. To me, a senior citizen, the system was difficult to understand – even with written instructions. However, a very kind gentleman assisted me in the White Street parking lot, so I was all set.

Then, on July 29, the last day of the sidewalk sale, I discovered that parking was free because it was Sunday! And, I had a great time at the sidewalk sale.

I’ve also visited the farmers market at the Galleria and purchased some Jersey tomatoes (now I can compare!) and some peaches. So. Red Bank you have redeemed yourself.

I guess I shall have to visit more often so I can master the new parking system. Or, wait until 6 p.m. or Sunday when the parking is free!

Maggie Ring Bacigalupo,
Hyannis, Mass.

Park System Invites Residents to be Part of the Trail Team

To the Editor:

Love the Monmouth County Park System’s 120-plus miles of trails and interested in becoming part of the Park System’s Trails Team? Head over to the Thompson Park Annex Training Center, 53 Longbridge Road, Holmdel, on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon and learn more about joining this dedicated group. Prospective volunteers (age 16 and up) are invited to this free training workshop that serves as an introduction to Park System safety rules, tools and equipment and maintenance overview. To register, contact Melissa Kelly at 732-842-4000, Ext. 4283, or mkelly@monmouthcountyparks.com.

Held one or two Saturday mornings a month, trail work sessions are scheduled at various county parks throughout the season. During these sessions, volunteers assist in maintaining old trails and constructing new ones. To learn more about the Trails Team and other Park System volunteer opportunities, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000, Ext. 4312.

For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.

Monmouth County Park System

TRT™ Coverage Helps Cinderella’s Closet Reach Out to Others

To the Editor:

I am a volunteer at Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County. I have been meaning to contact you to thank you, The Two River Times and especially Lynne Ward.

Lynne came to our fashion show event in January. Through Lynne’s coverage in your “People” section, we have received favorable feedback and needed coverage that has helped us reach out to the community in general.

Lynne was not only professional but showed a genuine interest in our mission to help those in need.

It was a pleasure to correspond with Lynne and I wanted to let you know about our favorable experience.

Mary Pat Serhus,
Freehold

Support Liberty State Park 9/11 Memorial by Attending Foundation Dinner

To the Editor:

The Liberty State Park Memorial, named “Empty Sky,” remembers and honors the N.J. residents who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Twin stainless steel walls and granite pathway are directed toward Ground Zero and bear the 747 NJ victims’ names.

On Sept. 6, the NJ 9/11 Memorial Foundation will be hosting its Empty Sky Memorial Benefit Dinner at the Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands. The event will include a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and a dinner buffet. The master of ceremonies will be radio personality New Jersey 101.5’s Ray Rossi and will feature musical entertainment by Marc Ribler and Friends.

The foundation is offering patron tickets for $100 each to the public. Sponsorship is also available for inclusion in the event program.

For more information, contact Meryl Marshall, secretary of the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation, at merylmayo@aol.com.

To learn more about the Empty Sky Memorial and the foundation, visit our website at www.nj911memorial.org or call 862-485-0580.

NJ 9/11 Memorial Foundation NJ 9/11 Memorial is a 501c3 organization.
Rick Cahill, President
Meryl Marshall, Secretary
New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation

Two River Moments

The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair is a Two River area tradition dating to 1906. The fair has gone through many changes over the years but still is a favorite end-of-summer event. This photo shows the 1962 edition at the River Road firehouse. This photograph is courtesy of Dorn’s Classic Images.

The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair is a Two River area tradition dating to 1906. The fair has gone through many changes over the years but still is a favorite end-of-summer event. This photo shows the 1962 edition at the River Road firehouse. This photograph is courtesy of Dorn’s Classic Images.

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