Page 6 Thursday, May 7, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION
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2x4 Miss Jessica Gross and Thomas Vierschilling
Miss Jessica Sara Gross To Wed Thomas Vierschilling
Dr. and Mrs. Steven Gross of West- field have announced the engage- ment of their daughter, Miss Jessica Sara Gross, to Thomas Ryan Vierschilling. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Vierschilling of Westfield.
The bride-to-be graduated from Westfield High School in 1990 and from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is employed as a corporate account manager for the Caretrak Unit of National Market Share, Inc.
Her fiancé is also a 1990 graduate of Westfield High School and of the University of Maryland. He is pur- suing his master's degree in archi- tecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The couple will be married later this month.
Christie- Haggerty Family Welcomes
Peter Haggerty and Ann Marie Christie ofWestfieldhaveannounced the birth of their son, Aidan Charles Haggerty on Monday, April 20, at 5:45 p.m. at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Aidan weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and measured 20¾ inches in length at birth.
He joins his sister, Carolyn, 8, and his brother, Neil, 5.
Aidan's maternal grandparents are Sheila Christie of Bayonne and the late Joseph J. Christie.
His paternal grandparents are Catherine Haggerty,alsoofBayonne, and the late Cornelius J. Haggerty.
Derek Michael Born to DeRosas
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph DeRosa of Chicago have announced the birth of their son, Derek Michael DeRosa, on Friday, March 13.
Derek weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces.
He joins his brother, Joseph, 21 months old.
The mother is the former Miss Kimberly Scheer.
Derek's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Scheer of Vineland.
His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeRosa of West- field.
MR. AND MRS. KENNETH J. KAHORA, JR.
(She is the former Miss Sheila Louise Grimes)
Miss Sheila Grimes Weds Kenneth Kahora, Jr.
MissSheila LouiseGrimesofWest- field, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Grimes of Westfield, was married on Saturday, June 7, to Ken- neth John Kahora, Jr. of East Windsor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Kahora, Sr. of East Brunswick.
The Reverend Thomas Richstatter, Professor of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at St. Meinard's School of TheologyinIndiana andafamilyfriend, officiatedat theafternoonNuptialMass at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. An evening re- ception followed at Schwaebische Alb Restaurant in Warren.
The bride, who was escorted down theaislebyher parents,worehersister's Galina white silk Shantung gown, fea- turing rose embossed appliqué across the bodice and hem. She wore a friend's veil featuring a pearl braided crown, andcarriedacluster ofyellowroseslaid over her mother-in-law's Bible.
Forthereception, sheworeastraight- line, white crepe dress with a lace over- lay bodice and a picture hat.
Mrs. Laura Labrozzi and Dr. Julia Grimes of Westfield, both sisters of the bride, served as best women.
Bridal attendants included Ms. An- gela Grimes of Wilmington, Delaware and Ms. Cyndi Grimes of San Diego, the sisters of the bride; Miss Wendy Chin of Surf City; Ms. Diane Clarke of Westfield; Miss Jennifer Hansen of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Michelle Hearsey of Springfield, Virginia, and Mrs.Marissa SchusslerofLongBranch, all friends of the bride.
They wore deep violet, linen street- length suit dresses and carried bou- quets of yellow beribboned daisies.
Eric, Rachel and Sarah Sweigart of Wilmington, Delaware,thenephewand niecesofthebride, andAlexisClarkeof Westfield, thebride'sgoddaughter,were the ring bearer and flower girls, respec-
tively. Thebridegroom wasalsoescortedby his parents. Serving as best man was Alfonso Gonzalez of Las Vegas. The groomsmen included John Grimes of Hermosa Beach,California,thebrother of the bride; Ian Reid of Ramsey, the cousin of the bridegroom; Dennis An- geles and Ladio Hanzes of Piscataway, Christopher DevitoofLevittown,Penn- sylvania, William Hadsell of Vineland and Kurt Williams of West Depford, all friends of the bridegroom.
The bridegroom's grandmothers, Mrs. Myrtle Blanchard of Woodbridge and Mrs. Stella Kahora of Carteret, along with the bride's aunt, Miss Janet Doellman and cousin, Mrs. Betty Wright, both of Quincy, Illinois, were special guests.
Bridal showers were given by the bride's family and her attendants. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Kahora at their home.
The bride, a graduate of Westfield High School, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sci- ence from Cook College and her master's degree in public health from the University of Medicine and Den- tistry of New Jersey.
She is employed as an occupational health consultant for the Department of Environmental Protection.
The bridegroomgraduatedfromEast Brunswick High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Stockton State College. He is a candi- date for a master's degree in environ- mental science at the New Jersey Insti- tute of Technology in Newark. Mr. Kahora is employed as a case manager for industrial site remediation for the Department of Environmental Protec- tion.
Following a wedding trip to Grand Tetons, GlacierandYellowstoneNational Parks, the couple reside in Allentown.
Rescue Squad Continues Appeal for Contributions
The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad's 1998 fund drive has not yet reached its financial goal, according to members of the squad, and is con- tinuing its appeal for support from members of the community.
A second fund drive letter has been mailed to all the residents and busi- nesses of Westfield, thanking those who have already contributed and asking those who have not yet made a donation to the 1998 fund drive to do so at this time.
The rescue squad, which is funded solely through private donations, re- lies on the annual fund drive to en- sure that proper emergency medical services are provided to the residents and visitors of Westfield.
Grace Kowalski, squad Vice Presi- dent and Chairwoman for the fund drive, thanked the community for its support over the years, adding that she hopes it will continue.
"There is a continued need for financial support, due to the constant increase in costs to the rescue squad for its day-to-day operations," she explained. "Thesecostsincludetrain- ing, equipment, ambulance mainte-
nance and building maintenance." "We realize that there are many financial burdens for every family, but every donation helps to ensure the continued high standard of care provided by the Westfield Volunteer RescueSquadover thepast48years," said Mrs. Kowalski.
Richard Jackson, a squad member and the organization's recruiting Chairman, stated that individuals who are unable to make a donation may want to consider volunteering with the squad.
"The time requirements are mini- mal, training is provided by the rescue squad, and nothing can top the feeling ofknowingthat youmadeadifference in someone's life," Mr. Jackson said.
The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is an all-volunteer organiza- tion and one of the few resident res- cue squads in New Jersey.
Tax deductiblecontributionsmaybe made to: The Westfield Volunteer Res- cue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 356, West- field, 07091-0356. For information about joining the rescue squad, please call (908) 233-2501. In the event of a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.
— Lisa Alther
She's the "Soccer Mom" in bluejeans A whirling dervish through the day She is also Master Sergeant When children nag to have their way.
She has a van for transportation Does volunteering in the schools She runs a tight ship as the captain And all the crew obey her rules.
Gourmet chef and active plumber She hammers nails and decorates She can even grow a garden Which she tills and cultivates.
But far more than all of these talents Which do help her with every plan She's imbued with a strong love-calling Had-since "Motherhood" first began.
— Fay DeGoff
Toastmasters of Westfield Choose New Officer Slate
The ToastmastersofWestfieldhave announced that they will open their regular Thursday night meeting this week with a new board of officers.
Sandy Aptecker, of Mountainside, will be the new President. The re- mainder of the officer slate is as follows: Gino Merendino, of Linden, Vice President of Education; Bill Hetfield of Plainfield, Vice President and Treasurer; Jane Boyer, of West- field, Vice President of Communica- tions; Noel Crawford, of Mountainside, and Jack Pfanne, of Cranford, both Vice Presidents of Public Relations, and Max Florville, of Metuchen, Sergeant at Arms.
Speakers for this week's meeting will be Bob Tevis, of Cranford; Anne Baker, of Westfield, and Fontaine Gatti, of Mountainside. Evaluators will be Joe Sarzillo, of Carteret; Sue Kujawski, of Westfield, and Phil Munkacsy, of South Bound Brook. The Master Evaluator will be Mr. Hetfield.
Toastmaster for this week's meet- ing will be Mr. Florville, Topicsmaster will be Steve Bacque, of Linden. The Opener will be deliv- ered by Gregg Fazakas, of Fanwood. The Timer will be Mr. Pfanne, Gram- marian will be Ms. Kujawski and the "Ah"counter willbeRobertFontaine, of Roselle.
Toastmasters meets in the First Savings Bank on South Avenue in Fanwood, across from the train sta- tion, the first, second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 8 to 10 p.m. The entrance to the down- stairs community meeting room is through the ATM lobby.
The club provides a supportive and positive learning environment for men and women to learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking. For more information, please contact Mr. Pfanne at (908) 276-7935.
Woman's Club Plans Program on Ikebana
Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging,willbedemonstrated at the Fanwood Woman's Club meet- ing on Wednesday May 13, at 2 p.m.
Mary Haddad of Scotch Plains will lead the demonstration, having started classes in the art form five years ago at the New York Botanical Gardens.
The public is invited to attend this presentation.
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