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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, June 25, 1998 Page 3

Car Show and Craft Fair On Tap for This Sunday

The Classic Car Show and Craft Fair sponsored by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association (SPBPA) has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 28.

The event, which was canceled due to rain on June 14, will include activities, food and entertainment for all ages.

An Antique and Classic Car Show will be held in the parking lots behind the stores on Park Avenue. There will be a craft fair on the Village Green to benefit The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, as well as a disk jockey, prizes, raffles, refreshments, sidewalk sales, a bicycle rodeo and other events.

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Auto Parts and Union County Buick have contributed to this year's event, along with many other SPBPA members, according to the association.

The car show benefits the SPBPA Scholarship Fund, Towne Centre Beautification and other association projects.

Anyone interested in registering a classic car or motorcycle in the car show may call Steve Hoeckele, of BeCu Manufacturing, at (908) 233- 3344, or pick up a registration form at Nuts n' Plenty at 407 Park Avenue.

The registration fee is $10. Those interested in information about the craft fair may call Kelly Deegan of The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation at (908) 322- 4323.

Darielle M. Walsh Named Vice President of Coalition

Darielle M. Walsh, President of the Westfield Board of Education, has been named Vice President of the Garden State Coalition of Schools (GSCS).

The coalition's purpose is to promote educational practices, state regulations and state laws which further academic achievement for all children.

Comprised of more than 120 public school districts, the GSCS represents approximately 250,000 public

Darielle M. Walsh

school children throughout the state, mostly in suburban areas, according to Westfield public school district spokeswoman Lorre Korecky.

The Westfield district has been a

SHARING GARDENING TIPS… Members of the Garden Club of Westfield recently met at the home of Louise Roche for their annual plant exchange. Pictured, left to right, are: Lecia DeHaven, Barbara Sanford and Jennie Williams.

Westfield Foundation Matches McCoy Award

At the June 5 award ceremonies at Westfield High School, Meghan Hely, a member of the Class of 1998, was awarded the Westfield Foundation Scholarship by Jill Sitcer, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Westfield Foundation. This is the second year that the scholarship has been awarded to a female graduate.

This award is given to match the McCoy Scholarship which honors a male student for academic accomplishments in social studies, qualities of leadership, and involvement in the community.

In the late 1980's, the Westfield Board of Education decided not to offer awards which were gender based. Therefore, the McCoy Scholarship could not be given until a matching scholarship was made available to a female student.

In 1997, the Westfield Foundation took steps to remedy the situation. It created the Westfield Foundation Matching Scholarship to be awarded to a female student who displays the

WESTFIELD SCHOLAR... Westfield Foundation Trustee Jill Sitcer presents Westfield High School senior Meghan Hely with the 1998 Westfield Foundation Scholarship Award. This is only the second year that the award has been presented.

same academic, leadership and service qualities recognized by the McCoy Scholarship. In the words of Dr. Robert Petix, Principal of Westfield High School, "Westfield High School deeply appreciates the generosity of the Westfield Foundation in providing matching funds for the Colonel and Mrs. Henry Bayard McCoy Scholarship. The McCoy Scholarship's gender specific criteria prevent the school from naming a female recipient. Westfield Board of Education policy does not permit awards based on gender. The McCoy Scholarship, therefore, can be offered only when the school receives matching funds like those provided by the Westfield Foundation. The generosity of the Foundation provides, in effect, for the awarding of two scholarships."

For more information regarding the Westfield Foundation, please contact the office at (908) 233- 9787 or write to P. O. Box 2295, Westfield, 07091. member of the GSCS since it began

in 1992, and was influential in its founding, the spokeswoman revealed.

Westfield has also had representation on the board of GSCS since its inception.

Mrs. Walsh has been an active member of the organization for many years.

"The Board of Trustees is looking forward to having Darielle as a coVice President," said GSCS Executive Director Lynn Strickland.

"Darielle's years of experience on Westfield's Board of Education, as well as her active membership with the Garden State Coalition of Schools, should bring an added depth and effectiveness to our organization's board," she added.

NJ Symphony and Gershwin Kick- Off County Concerts

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform on Wednesday, July 1, at a 7: 20 p. m. concert in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with Chase Manhattan Bank, will present the sounds of New Jersey's pre- eminent performing arts organization as part of the Summer Arts Festival concert series.

"This is an opportunity to enjoy New Jersey's premier orchestra at no cost in a lovely outdoor setting," said Daniel P. Sullivan, Chairman of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. "It is a great way to introduce young

people to symphonic music, or to enjoy the orchestra's music outside of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center."

The music program slated for the July 1 concert is "A George Gershwin Celebration" and Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Guest Conductor for the orchestra since 1993, will conduct. Suzanne Ishee, whose Broadway credits include roles in Phantom of the Opera, La Cage Aux Folles and Showboat,

will join the orchestra as a guest vocalist. Listeners will be treated to many of Gershwin's works that established him as one of America's greatest composers. Scheduled to be performed are "An American in Paris," "I Got Rhythm/ Fascinatin' Rhythm" and "Embraceable You."

Founded in 1922, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) is one of the oldest orchestras in the United States and traces its roots to 1846 and the Eintracht Orchestra and Singing Society of Newark. Today NJSO, a true state orchestra, performs over 150 concerts in New Jersey each season from Englewood to Atlantic City. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is the home base for the NJSO.

The concerts are free. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners are encouraged for this outdoor, natural amphitheater event. Refreshments and rest rooms are available. Echo Lake Park is located off Route 22 East on the Mountainside and Westfield border. Parking in the area is limited, so arrive early.

For site information on days of inclement or questionable weather, call the Parks and Recreation hotline at (908) 352- 8410 after 3 p. m. For any other information and a schedule for other Summer Arts Festival concerts, please contact the Union County Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 527- 4900.

Chief Scutti Reveals Increase In Penalties for Speeding in Town

Westfield Police Chief Anthony J. Scutti has announced that complaints from citizens about speeding, as well as penalties for speeding violations, have recently increased.

He informed motorists that the Westfield Police Department will be enforcing the speed limits in town through the use of radar equipment and selective enforcement patrols.

When citizens' complaints are received concerning speeding on certain streets, selective enforcement patrols monitor the area to ensure compliance with speed limits.

Selective enforcement will continue in an effort to address motor vehicle violations, slow down speed ers, enforce the observance of stop

signs and red lights, and ultimately prevent accidents, Chief Scutti maintained.

"The visibility of the Westfield police officers at certain areas in town heightens awareness and serves as a reminder to the citizens that the officers are there for their safety and the safety of their children," read a statement issued by the Chief.

The penalties for speed violations are as follow:

• 1- 9 miles per hour: $77 • 10- 14 miles per hour: $87 • 15- 19 miles per hour: $97 • 20- 24 miles per hour: $192 • 25- 29 miles per hour: $212 • 30- 34 miles per hour: $232

SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH... Randall Miller, General Manager for Parker Greenhouses Farm & Garden Center in Scotch Plains, presents Union County Vocational- Technical Schools student Joseph Roman with Parker's annual Agricultural Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Union County F. F. A. (formerly the Future Farmers of America) banquet held on June 10. Joseph also received a $500 scholarship from Parker Greenhouses for his achievements in the horticultural program at the school. Parker Greenhouse offers this award as part of its continued participation in the New Jersey program entitled "Reinventing Agricultural Education for the Year 2020" and in keeping with the Future Farmers of America motto of F. F. A., "Building the Future through Agricultural Education." By offering this annual award and scholarship, Parker Greenhouses hopes to foster a continued interest in agriculture and horticulture as career choices for area youth. Local Students Among

Graduates at Bucknell

Rachel M. Doebber and James J. Heck, both of Scotch Plains, and Kirsten L. Vincentsen, of Westfield, were among those graduates conferred degrees during commencement exercises held recently at Bucknell University.

Rachel, the daughter of Thomas Doebber, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, cum laude.

James, the son of James and Paula Heck, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

Kirsten, the daughter of Martin and Barbara Vincentsen, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Bucknell University is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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