Page 6 Thursday, June 4, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
Raymond B. Price and Miss Tina Louise DeVico
Miss Tina Louise DeVico To Wed Raymond B. Price
Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeVico of Scotch Plains have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Tina Louise DeVico, to Raymond B.
Price of Westfield. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Price of Westfield.
The bride- to- be graduated from Westfield High School in 1991, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Administration of Justice from Rutgers University in New Brunswick in 1995.
She is currently enrolled at Kean University where she is pursuing her Substance Awareness Coordinator certification. Miss DeVico is employed by Community Corrections Corporation at a drug treatment facility/ halfway house in northern New Jersey.
Her fiancé graduated from Westfield High School in 1992, and was awarded his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Chemistry from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1996.
Mr. Price is employed as a senior lab technician at Quantitative Technologies, a contracting analytical laboratory located in Whitehouse.
The couple plan to be married in October.
Cecile Elise Born To Mayor Jardim,
Westfield Mayor Thomas C. Jardim and his wife, Karen Fountain, have announced the birth of their daughter, Cecile Elise Fountain Jardim, on Friday, May 29, at 6: 27 a. m., at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Cecile weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce, and measured 21¾ inches in length at birth.
Her maternal grandparents are Barbara Fountain of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and the late Michael Fountain.
Cecile's paternal grandparents are Edward and Joy Jardim of Long Hill Township.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN MICHAEL MANNING
(She is the former Miss Amy Jeanne Stivale)
Miss Amy Jeanne Stivale Marries John M. Manning
Miss Amy Jeanne Stivale, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stivale of Westfield, was married on Friday, March 27, to John Michael Manning. He is the son of Mrs. Theresa Manning of Belleville.
Pastor Timothy Pretz performed the afternoon ceremony at the Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark. A reception followed at the Richfield Regency in Verona.
Mrs. Jennifer McDonald of Jensen Beach, Florida, the sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridal attendants included Mrs. Christine Mezzo, Ms. Kristine Huey and Ms. Sharon Reilley, all of Clark. Miss Nicole McDonald of Jensen Beach and Miss Samantha Stivale of Locust, the nieces of the bride, served as the flower girl and the ring bearer, respectively.
Gary Pitts of Pompton Lakes and John Smith of Andover were the best men. Serving as ushers were Charles Tramato of Lakawaxon, Pennsylvania and Mitch Patlock of South Orange.
The bride, who was escorted down the aisle by her father, wore a white organza gown with a fitted bodice
and full skirt, and a chapel train trimmed with seed pearls and sequins. A tiara of seed pearls and sequins held her illusion veil. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses, stephanotis and ivy.
The matron of honor and bridal attendants wore long cornflower blue dresses trimmed with rhinestones, and carried bouquets of blue and yellow spring flowers and white roses.
The nieces of the bride wore floorlength silk dresses trimmed with seed pearls and sequins, and floral garlands in their hair.
Prenuptial parties included a bridal shower given by the bridal attendants at The Westwood in Garwood. The mother of the bridegroom hosted the rehearsal dinner at the La Griglia restaurant in Kenilworth.
The bride is a 1988 graduate of Westfield High School, and is employed by Schering- Plough Corporation in Union as marketing coordinator.
The bridegroom attended Bloomfield High School and is employed by the La Griglia restaurant in Kenilworth.
Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple reside in Clark.
Miss Laura J. McCord To Wed Thomas Donnelly Peter A. McCord of Cranford and Mrs. Jane S. Bartram of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Laura Jane McCord of Scotch Plains, to Thomas Michael Donnelly of Hoboken. He is the son of John L. and Barbara Donnelly of Westfield.
Miss McCord was born in Cranford and moved to Westfield in 1981, where she lived with her mother and stepfather, John David Bartram. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1987.
The bride- elect graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk
Virginia in 1991, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. She is employed as a consultant in the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Unit for Prudential HealthCare.
Her fiancé, a 1986 graduate of Westfield High School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, in 1990. He is associated with The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company as an account executive.
A wedding is planned for May of next year at the Cranford United Methodist Church in Cranford.
Towne Car Wash, Bus Trip To Help People for Animals
People for Animals, a non- profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will be the guests of the Towne Car Wash on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a. m. until 2 p. m. at 1216 South Avenue in Westfield.
Towne Car Wash is helping People for Animals to raise funds to feed and shelter homeless cats and dogs. The rain date for the event will be Sunday, June 7.
Dawne Luetscher, President of People for Animals and a Westfield resident, said the public can help by purchasing T- shirts and other People for Animals merchandise which will be on sale at the car wash.
Anyone donating or purchasing merchandise valued at $50 or more will receive a gift certificate from Towne Car Wash worth over $20. There will also be kittens for adoption at the event.
In addition, People for Animals will sponsor a benefit bus trip to the Poconos in Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. Funds raised will support the organization's pet rescue and adoption program.
A donation of $48 per person is requested, which covers motor coach transportation, continental breakfast, visits to the American Candle, Gift & Candy Outlet for shopping, and a candle making demonstration.
Also included will be a visit to The Crossings for factory outlet shopping, and to Memory Town to see shops in a picturesque setting.
A Pennsylvania Dutch family- style dinner and dessert at a restaurant overlooking a lake will also be part of the excursion. The group will leave from a Union Township location, where parking is available at no additional cost.
To adopt or for further information about the Towne Car Wash event or the bus trip , please call (908) 688- 1073. Information about People for Animals is also available on the Internet at www. petfinder. org/ shelters/ pfa. html.
For low cost spay/ neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 964- 6887. Spay/ neuter surgery costs range from $35 to $55 and include rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Mark Ciarrocca Elected CONTACT We Care President
Mark Ciarrocca, of Westfield, who heads up his own law firm in Union, has been elected President of the Board of Trustees of CONTACT We Care, Inc., the 24- hour telephone hot line and crisis intervention service based in Union County.
He has been a member of CONTACT, a volunteer group, for more than eight years, first as volunteer legal counsel and then as Board Vice President.
"Since my first introduction to CONTACT by Father Bill Morris, formerly of St. Helen's (Roman Catholic) Church in Westfield, I have been very inspired by the work of this unique agency," said Mr. Ciarrocca. "I feel CONTACT is particularly important because it benefits a segment of the population whose needs have been unattended."
CONTACT We Care trains and supervises adult volunteers who listen to, understand and assist anonymous callers in working through their problems. Volunteers do not solve the callers' problems or offer solutions, but facilitate problem solving. Nearly 1,000 calls are handled each month.
Mr. Ciarrocca has been a key player in helping the 24- year- old non- profit organization strengthen its financial base.
"When I first became involved, CONTACT had just lost some state
STRAWBERRIES FOR ALL… The First United Methodist Church will celebrate the annual Strawberry Festival this Sunday, June 7, at noon. It will be held outdoors, weather permitting. A $5 contribution is requested, $3.50 for children age 10 and under, and children age four and under will be admitted free. The celebration will honor the church school teachers and graduating students from the congregation. Finger sandwiches, fresh strawberries and angel food cake will be served. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the church's Scholarship Fund. The church is located at One East Broad Street in Westfield. For further information, please call the church office at (908) 233- 4211.
grants due to cutbacks. We had to focus on fund- raising and expand upon our annual appeal. The agency has done very well in that area," he said. "Now, our main focus must be on public relations and recruiting volunteers."
Mr. Ciarrocca also serves on the Board of Directors of the Westfield "Y."
"My goal as President of CONTACT is to get the agency back to 24- hours- a- day, seven- days- a- week phone coverage. This is particularly challenging in these times when two incomes are often a necessity and it is harder to find volunteers," he said.