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CONTACT We Care Milestone To Include Several Honorees
MillerCory to Hold Program On Beehive Ovens June 4
LADDER OF SUCCESS… Jeff Lynes, right, a senior at Westfield High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 79 from St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, recently completed two ice rescue ladders for his Eagle Scout project. The ladders will be placed by the ponds at Westfield’s Tamaques Park and Mindowaskin Park. Jeff completed the project with assistance from Captain Daniel Kelly of the Westfield Fire Department, left, and with supplies donated by the Westfield Lumber and Home Center.
WESTFIELD — CONTACT We Care has announced that Milton Faith, Executive Director of Youth and Family Counseling Service in Westfield since 1964, will be among the honorees at the agency’s 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 3, at the AT& T Learning Center in Basking Ridge.
Mr. Faith has served as President and VicePresident of the WestfieldMountainside Ministerium and was the first lay person admitted to the ministerium more than 30 years ago.
He writes the advice column “Hung Up,” which has appeared in The Westfield Leader for 33 years and which is additionally syndicated in The Times of Scotch PlainsFanwood. Mr. Faith also speaks on mental health and family issues.
Fanwood resident Candy Santo, who served as Executive Director of CONTACT from 1987 to 1997, will also be honored. A telephone volunteer with the agency for more than 20 years, she built a Board of Trustees to strengthen the organization. She also served as a board member and as Associate Director during her tenure.
The Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains and The Presbyterian Church in Westfield will also be recognized by CONTACT during its anniversary celebration.
CONTACT began at Willow Grove through the inspiration and commitment
of former church member Betty Alexander, now living in Florida, who sought to establish a listening service for individuals in need.
She and fellow church members Dorothy Champlin and Nancy Godfrey devoted many hours to creating the new service. The organization, founded in 1975, also benefited from the efforts of many other volunteers from the church. CONTACT was housed at Willow Grove for more than five years until a larger space was needed.
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield also gave steadfast support to the agency. Charging only minimal rent, the church housed the CONTACT office for many years, until the agency needed to move to larger quarters.
In addition, regular appeals for volunteers were made from the church pulpit, resulting in many longstanding telephone workers joining the organization.
A 24hour telephone hotline and crisis intervention service, CONTACT is a United Way agency.
The notforprofit organization recruits, trains and supervises adult volunteers who serve as nonjudgmental and compassionate listeners. CONTACT We Care’s hotline number is (908) 2322880.
WESTFIELD — The MillerCory House Museum, located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, will feature a demonstration of the Beehive Oven on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 5 p. m.
Beehive ovens were part of the hearth structure in almost every 18thcentury home. The fire in the beehive oven was kindled, established and then left to wane.
Once the ashes were removed from the floor of the oven, the baking was ready to begin. Members of the MillerCory Cooking Committee will demonstrate this process for visitors. Costumed docents will provide tours of the 1740 farmhouse.
Admission to the museum is $2 for adults, 50 cents for students and free
for children under 6 years old. On Sunday, June 11, a program on the Reverend James Caldwell and the American Revolution will be presented by the Reverend John A. Mills of Fanwood. The museum will close for the summer season on Monday, June 12.
Cookbooks, Colonial recipes and reproductions, educational material and handicrafts are available in the museum’s gift shop.
For information about the museum and its outreach school programs, please call the museum office at (908) 2321776, weekday mornings between 9 a. m. and noon.
FOR THE CHILDREN… A check for over $3,000 was recently presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Westfield to Debbie Garber and Michael Giordano, President of the Westfield Fireman’s Benevolent Association, for the Scott Garber Children’s Scholarship Fund. The money was raised at the club’s 21st Annual Grand Auction, which was held on March 10. Pictured, left to right, are: Mr. Giordano, Auction CoChairwoman Bonnie Borton, Mrs. Garber and Auction CoChairwoman Nanette Loftus.
Junior Women Present Checks To Beneficiaries of Auction
WESTFIELD – The Junior Woman’s Club of Westfield recently announced that its 21st Annual Grand Auction, which was held on March 10, raised more than $24,000.
Beneficiaries of the auction include the Scott Garber Children’s Scholarship Fund; Pathways, a resource for women with cancer, and college scholarships for two graduating Westfield High School seniors.
“The members of the club really went allout this year,” said Auction CoChairwoman Nanette Loftus. “Their hard work and enthusiasm paid off. We had a tremendously successful auction. Our thanks to everyone who donated and participated in this
year’s event.” Checks were presented at the club’s April meeting to Debbie Garber and Michael Giordano, President of the Westfield Fireman’s Benevolent Association, for over $3,000.
Eloise Heacock, Director of Pathways, accepted a check for over $15,000. Two Westfield high school seniors, Linda Madorma and Sandra Rhein, received college scholarship checks at the club’s May meeting.
Linda will attend Plymouth State College in Plymouth, N. H. Sandra will attend Ramapo College in Mahwah.
For more information about the club, please visit www. westfieldnj. com/ jwcw on the Internet.
Blood Screenings are Slated For Health Day on June 10
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Board of Health will hold a Health Day on Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a. m. at the Westfield Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street.
An extensive blood screening will be conducted by Medical Laboratory of West Orange, consisting of a SMAC 26, CBC and HDL.
The SMAC 26, an elaborate blood analysis which monitors several bodily functions, is used in assessing total cholesterol results, to determine possible coronary risk factors.
The CBC test includes a red blood cell and a white blood cell count, and a differential count. It may indicate the presence of infection, anemia, allergies, lung disease or other conditions. The HDL test measures factors protective against coronary heart disease.
Robert M. Sherr, Director of the Westfield Health Department, advised that anyone taking the blood test must fast 12 hours prior, with the exception of water.
Preregistration for the blood test is mandatory and will be conducted
by the Westfield Health Department, located in the Municipal Building, between 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. from Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 8.
The cost of the SMAC26 test is $16. Additional tests can be performed for the following costs: T4 (thyroxin test), $5; TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), $10; PSA (prostate test), $30; Blood Group/ Rh Factor, $10; Iron, $5; Send Rate, $10; Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B, $25 each, and Urine Analysis, $5. All fees must be paid upon registration.
A Blood Pressure Program will also be offered at the Health Day. Hemmocult test kits will be available to test for occult blood in the gastrointestinal tract. Test packets and dietary restrictions will be distributed at the Health Program.
The program is subject to cancellation unless a minimum participation of 25 is achieved. It is open to residents of Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood, Roselle Park and Springfield exclusively.
Area Veterans to Receive State’s Top Military Award
AREA — Major General Paul J. Glazer, the Adjutant General for the State of New Jersey, will present the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal (NJ DSM), the state’s top military award, to 135 state residents who are combat veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War or the Persian Gulf War.
The awards will be presented during a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, at 10: 30 a. m. at the Lawrenceville Armory in Lawrenceville.
To be eligible for the Distinguished Service Medal, recipients must be a current New Jersey resident and have also been a resident at the time they entered into military service; have been honorably discharged and must have received at least the equivalent of the Air Medal, Purple Heart or Bronze Star or proof of having served in combat while on active duty during wartime.
Recipients whose service was recognized by the award of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal or equivalent medal will receive a New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster.
Area residents who are among the recipients include: Private First Class Robert J. Jordan of Westfield, United States Army, Korea; Specialist Four Michael D. Swingle of Westfield, United States Army, Vietnam; Corporal Howard C. Van Duyne of Scotch Plains, United States Army, World War II, and Petty Officer Second Class Allen J. Weingartner of Scotch Plains, United States Navy, Vietnam.
Individuals interested in applying for an NJ DSM should send a written request, together with copies of all pertinent information, such as their DD 214 (discharge document) and award citation, to: NJDMAVA, Attention: CIOGSPA, P. O. Box 340, Trenton, 086250340.
New Clients, Volunteers Sought by Mobile Meals
WESTFIELD — Mobile Meals, a private, notforprofit organization that serves homebound people regardless of age or income in Westfield, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Clark, is now accepting new clients.
Dinners and lunches are delivered to homes Monday through Friday at a cost of $30 per week, or dinner only for $20 per week. Deliverers can also provide clients with a few minutes of company, according to a Mobile Meals representative.
Meals are prepared at the First Baptist Church, located at 170 Elm Street. They are packed and delivered in reheatable aluminum trays by volunteers.
Mobile Meals is seeking drivers for routes in Westfield, Clark and Cranford, to work between 10: 30 and 11: 30 a. m., and packers to work one day per week or one day every other week, from 8: 30 to 11 a. m.
Scheduling of volunteers is very flexible. Interested individuals may call Jean at (908) 2336146 or contact the organization at mobilemeals@ westfieldnj. com.
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