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Page 8 Thursday, October 8, 1998 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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Woman’s Club to Hear Talk On ‘Humor in Literature’

WESTFIELD – Irma S. Mirante will speak on “Humor in Literature” to kick off the Woman’s Club of Westfield’s fall program on Monday, October 12, at 1 p. m. at the First Congregational Church on Elmer Street in Westfield, the club’s new meeting place.

Mrs. Mirante has drawn inspiration for her lecture from humorist Mark Twain and others, including her namesake, the late columnist Erma Bombeck.

Mrs. Mirante is a founder of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, and served as President of its

Board of Trustees. She has been involved in a variety of programs which promote books and reading, and is also an expert in parliamentary procedure.

She served as historian and state librarian for the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), and was a research and editorial assistant for a recently published book by the organization. Mrs. Mirante is currently president of the NJSFWC Ex Club.

Guests are invited to attend the lecture. For further information, please call (908) 2334338.

The Woman’s Club of Westfield is a member of the NJSFWC and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

FEATURED SPEAKER… The Woman’s Club of Westfield will open its fall season with guest speaker Irma S. Mirante on Monday, October 12, at 1 p. m. at the First Congregational Church on Elmer Street in Westfield. She will discuss “Humor in Literature.” Enrichment Foundation

Requests Nominations For Education Award

SCOTCH PLAINS — The Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch PlainsFanwood is seeking nominations for its third annual award.

The award recognizes an individual or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of youth, fostered educational excellence, and have supported educational opportunities for the students in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

The award will be presented at the foundation’s Recognition Reception on Sunday, November 1.

The candidate must be a current or former resident, or someone who works or has worked in Scotch PlainsFanwood. Active involvement as a volunteer or as a professional educator in a variety of areas, and the degree of contribution, will be considered in the selection process.

Applications are available at each school and the libraries in each of the towns.

Citizens Input Sought For HUD Grant On Revenue Sharing

SCOTCH PLAINS — A public hearing regarding Scotch Plains application for a Housing and Urban Development Revenue Sharing block Grant will be held Tuesday, October 20, starting at 7: 30 p. m. in Room No. 203 of the Scotch Plains Municipal Building.

Upon receipt of the HUD grant, the funds are distributed through the Union County Community Development Block Grant program.

“We are attempting to set our priorities and want to know how our own citizens feel the county allocation should be spent,” said Scotch Plains Mayor Joan Papen.

Scotch Plains has benefited from Union County Community Development Grant funds since 1975, amounting to over $3,750,000. Officials said it is estimated that $5.4 million will be available to Union County through the 25th year of the HUD grant program.

The hearing will be chaired by Thomas C. Douress, Jack Lay, Philip Schick and Joseph Duff, official delegates to the township’s Revenue Sharing Committee. Nineteen towns in Union County are involved in the program, and all projects must have a twothirds majority of the total committee membership approval in order to become a reality.

Application for projects will be available at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building and include complete instructions concerning project eligibility.

Projects funded throughout the 19member municipalities includes: housing rehabilitation, neighborhood preservation, code enforcement, senior citizens and child care facilities and various social service programs.

Day Care Center Auxiliary Seeks Clothing Donations

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Day Care Center Auxiliary will hold its fall sale of outgrown clothing, toys and books on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, in Westminster Hall of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, located at

DONATIONS WANTED… The Westfield Day Care Center Auxiliary will hold its fall sale of outgrown clothing, toys and books on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, in Westminster Hall of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue. Pictured, left to right, are: Connor Melofchik, Kevin Swan, Amanda Rodriquez and Kevin Summers of the Westfield Day Care Center as they await the approaching yearly sale.

140 Mountain Avenue. The auxiliary requests that all donations of children’s clothing, sizes infant through 14, toys and books be brought to either the Day Care Center at 140 Mountain Avenue, or to the Infant Toddler Center at 462 West Broad Street. For further information, please call the center at (908) 2326717.

All money raised benefits the auxiliary’s Scholarship Fund. The center’s tuition is based on a sliding scale which allows half of the families to receive some scholarship funding.

The Day Care Center currently provides full day care for 82 children and parttime care for 25 youngsters, ages 2½ through kindergarten. The Infant Toddler Care Center serves 30 infants and toddlers.

Local Red Cross, Blood Center Plans Blood Drive in Westfield

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/ Mountainside Chapter of the American Red Cross, in conjunction with The Blood Center of New Jersey, will hold a blood drive at the Chapter House, 321 Elm Street in Westfield, on Wednesday, October 14, from 3 p. m. to 8 p. m.

The chapter is committed to the Blood Center of New Jersey’s twoyear “Focus 2000 Challenge” to rebuild its blood supply. Blood Center officials have reported that the number of people giving blood has decreased dramatically over the past several years.

Materials involved in donating blood, including the needle, are sterile, used once, and safely destroyed, according to Blood Center officials. The entire procedure takes under an hour, and the actual donation less than 10 minutes.

Donors should be 18 years of age. Seventeen year olds may donate with parental permission. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be free of

cold or flu symptoms, know their Social Security number, and bring a signed form of identification with them.

People with cold or flu symptoms should wait until they are feeling better before donating, and there is a 72hour deferral for dental work, including routine teeth cleaning.

Those who have traveled outside of the United States recently are asked to call the New Jersey Blood Center at (800) NJBLOOD for eligibility criteria.

A complimentary cholesterol screening is given to all blood donors.

For more information or to sign up to donate, please call Maureen Kaufmann at the American Red Cross, (908) 2327090.

Garden Club to Hear Atlock Farm Speaker

WESTFIELD — The Garden Club of Westfield will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 13, at 1 p. m. at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, located at 140 Mountain Avenue.

Ken Selody, proprietor of Atlock Farm in Somerset, will present “Not Just Petunias and Impatiens,” and describe new varieties, colors and uses of annuals.

Mr. Selody studied art at Pratt Institute in New York City, and has applied his art school training to his nursery, which opened 11 years ago. He has designed display gardens around the nursery to assist clients with their own gardens.

Mr. Selody is also is a contributing editor to Martha Stewart Living Magazine.

The Hostess Chairwoman for the October meeting will be Lecia DeHaven, assisted by Jane Bischoff, Lucille Finter, Cass Kinney, Jean PartnerJones and Elsie Seastream.

Library flower arrangers for the month of October are George Bidgood, Betty List, Barbara Lewis end Margaret MacPherson.

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