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Rotary Names Carol Kraus As Volunteer of the Year DISTINGUISHED VOLUNTEER…Carol Kraus, left, receives a special certifi
cate of award from Carol Wood, President of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club, which recently named her as its Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Kraus, who has been an active volunteer in various capacities for three decades, received the honor at the club’s Annual Recognition Dinner at The Westwood in Garwood on March 31.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Carol Kraus was recently honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club for her contributions to the community.
She received a special certificate of award from Carol Wood, President of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club, during the organization’s annual Recognition Dinner on March 31 at The Westwood in Garwood. Family and friends attended the event.
A longtime Fanwood resident, Mrs. Kraus has volunteered her services for over 30 years, beginning when she joined the Jaycee-ettes. She became President of this group and served in other capacities over the years, and has been very active in all the Parent Teacher Associations, from elementary schools through the high schools.
She is also a member of the Fanwood Community Assessment Committee and the Fanwood Community Foundation.
Mrs. Kraus is a Past President of Resolve Community Counseling in
Scotch Plains, as a charter member and the first Treasurer of the FanwoodScotch Plains Service League, and with the Union County Mental Health Association. She also received the Volunteer Award in 1997 from the latter association.
Married to Robert Kraus, an attorney and fellow Rotarian, she has three children, William, Karen and Kathryn, and three grandchildren.
Westfield Lecture Series To Feature Astronaut
WESTFIELD – The Westfield ‘Y’ and The Westfield Foundation will welcome Dr. Story Musgrave to this season’s final installment of its Westfield Lecture Series on Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
Dr. Musgrave has flown six space missions. He will discuss, “An Artist’s Vision of Space,” which will be illustrated by slides of space. Refreshments will follow.
The lecture is the fourth in the Westfield Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Westfield Foundation and the Westfield “Y.”
Dr. Musgrave was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in 1967, and has spent 1,281 hours,
59 minutes, and 22 seconds in space. He has flown aboard the space shuttles Challenger, Endeavor and Columbia, among others. He is also an artist.
For further information, please call Dave Mueller at the Westfield “Y,” (908) 233-2700, Extension No. 233.
Fanwood to Commemorate Earth Day This Saturday
FANWOOD — Four local merchants have pledged food and beverages for all the volunteers at Fanwood’s ninth annual Clean Community Day.
Duncan Donuts, Bagelmerica, The Corner Store and A Tasteful Touch will participate in the event. All business owners will again be asked to pledge their cooperation in keeping their properties clean.
Volunteers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the south parking lot of the Fanwood Train Station, and will be divided into groups, each assigned to clean a specific area. The work should be com
pleted before noon. Earth Day T-shirts, gloves and trash bags will be furnished to all participants and refreshments will be provided at the completion of the cleanup.
Organized by the Fanwood Clean Communities Committee in conjunction with the Fanwood Department of Public Works, the day will be funded by a grant from the State of New Jersey.
Volunteers for the event and merchants who wish to support the volunteers are urged to contact Fanwood Public Works director Ray Manfra at (908) 322-7404.
Three Bands to Headline Passport Technology Dance
WESTFIELD — The entertainment has been selected for the second annual technology fundraiser, Passport to Education dinner/dance, scheduled for Friday, May 7, at the Westfield Armory.
Terry King and Don Thomas, formerly of the Drifters, will perform a 50’s and 60’s Motown Show.
The Robbie Rigo Show specializes in classic and modern rock and top “40” sounds.
Rounding out the entertainment is Hollywood East, offering Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Reggae, Disco and Dance.
Disc jockey “Rocking Ray” also will provide dance music, a light show and various give-aways.
The live bands will feature members of the Atlantic Recording Artists “Change,” the saxophone player from the “Blues Brothers;” the drummer from the “Big Apple Circus;” the vocalist from the European tour of “Evita” and STARSEARCH ’85 finalists.
Disc jockey music will be played from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to midnight. Live band shows will be featured between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m.
The “Fabulous Motown Show” will begin at 10 p.m.
Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided throughout the entire all-adult dinner/dance.
A hot and cold deluxe buffet dinner will be catered by Merchants of Venice. Appetizers will be provided by King’s grocery store and WindMill restaurant.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
“There’s something for everyone,” stated Darryl Walker, Co-Chairman for the event.
All net proceeds from the event will go toward funding technology in the Westfield Public Schools. Passport to Education is co-sponsored by the Education Fund of Westfield and COMCAST@Home.
Tickets, which are $50 each, can be purchased from Westfield Public School PTA’s and PTO’s, the Westfield “Y,” The Westfield Leader
and the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts or by faxing your credit card orders to Debbie or Darryl Walker at (908) 654-1400.
READY TO RUN…Ric Miller, left, and Bob McManigal of the Music Staff in Westfield, seated, pose with James Gildea, Assistant Director of the Westfield Recreation Commission. The Music Staff is again a primary sponsor of Westfield Recreation’s Ninth Annual Five-Mile Run and One-Mile Fun Run, which will take place on Saturday, April 24, at Tamaques Park in Westfield. For applications, please call (908) 789-4080.
Special Benefit Planned In Fanwood For Homeless
FANWOOD — A special benefit for the homeless will be held at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center on Watson Road in Fanwood at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.
The event will be hosted by Fanwood Mayor, Maryanne S. Connelly; mayoral candidate, William E. Populus, Jr.; and council candidates, Patricia Plante and Adele Kenny.
The benefit will feature a performance of three “Can of Corn” poets.
The “Can of Corn” project was established during the early 1990s by poets Joe Weil and Deborah LaVeglia when Mr. Weil’s firsthand experience with homelessness led him to explore the possibilities of “poetry with a purpose, poetry as a medium for social service.”
Working through the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless, Mr. Weil
and LaVeglia gathered a group of published, award-winning poets who donated their time and talent for the benefit of the homeless.
Admission to the program is free. Participants are asked to bring canned and other non-perishable food items to the benefit. The April 25 reading will benefit the Fanwood Presbyterian Church food pantry and the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless.
The evening’s poetry readers will be Mr. Weil, Ms. LaVeglia, and Nicholas Kolumban.
For those who are unable to attend, a food collection will also be held on Saturday, April 24, at the Kuran Center from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Baby food and related items are especially needed.
For directions or additional information, please call Adele Kenny at (908) 889-7223.
Band Association To Hold Plant Sale Fundraiser May 8
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Marching Band Parent’s Association will hold its annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The sale will be held at three locations: Westfield High School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Edison Intermediate School.
A variety of flats, hanging and terra cotta plants and critter planters will be offered.
Female Business Group To Hold Fashion Show
The North Jersey Association of Female Executives (NJAFE) will hold its annual fashion show, “Essence of Fashion” on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at L’Affaire Restaurant in Mountainside.
The event will feature fashions by Ashley Stewart and Weekenders.
A $40 donation is requested. Participants are also asked to contribute unwanted suits and dresses to the fashion show to benefit Women’s Crisis Services in Flemington. Donations must be in good condition.
For further information, please call the NJAFE Hotline at 1-800-2751767.
Cancer Society Seeks Volunteer for Office
ELIZABETH — The American Cancer Society, Union County Unit, is looking for someone interested in volunteering at its office, located at 507 Westminster Avenue in Elizabeth.
Responsibilities include answering a heavy volume of telephone calls. Good communication skills are required.
For more information, please call the Unit at (908) 354-7373.