The Juniors would like to thank the community for their support. Also, we would like to thank the custodial staff at Verona High School who is always such a pleasure to work with and the following local businesses who kindly donated items to make this event possible: Towne Scoop, Jonathan Balloons, Cedar Grove Dunkin Donuts, Bagelwich, Turtleback Zoo, Learning Express, Gymboree, Nail Club Spa 1, MS Fashions, Rock’n’Joes, Complete Martial Arts, Le Parc Place, Pals Cabin, Imagine That!, Broadway Comedy Club and Verona Yoga and Wellness.
The proceeds from this event support the “Adopt A Family” program in Verona. According to Connie Pifher, Verona’s Health and Social Services Program Coordinator, “This program serviced over 92 Verona families this past year. The Adopt a Family program aids those recovering from economic hardship due to death, divorce, illness or unemployment.” Clients are able to receive counseling and referrals to other related agencies. In addition, the program aims to provide children with a safe and positive environment during a difficult time. Most importantly, Pifher believes, “The program provides hope when there seems to be none.”
Congratulations to our 2013 raffle winners! Marissa Sperling won a $300 AMEX gift card, Liz Clauberg won a $100 Target gift card, and Joe O'Shaugnessy won a $50 Home Depot gift card!
Thanks also to all of our friends and family who bought raffle tickets. We appreciate your support!
On Saturday, January 19th, approximately fifty 4th and 5th graders participated in the annual Spelling Bee competition held at Verona High School. The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona would like to thank all the children who participated and congratulate our winners. Congratulations to Veronica Domyslawski, 3rd place (OLL), Max Handler, 2nd place (HBW) and Jessica Sidrak, 1st place (HBW)!
Jessica Sidrak spelling her first word in the competition.
From left to right-Veronica Domyslawski, 3rd place (OLL), Max Handler, 2nd place (HBW) and Jessica Sidrak (HBW)
Club members enjoyed a wonderful Breakfast With Santa!
Thank you to everyone who donated pajamas to take part in the NJSFWC's request to participate in this amazing fundraiser!
PJ's collected were delivered to Montclair Child Development Center - Head Start!
Thank everyone who helped with the Junior Wish Trees! Thanks especially to those who monitored the trees- Christine McGrath, Kristen Donohue, Terry Taylor-Fleming, Donna Wisnewski and Laura Fisher. To Doreen Arminio for hosting a tree at Verona Yoga and to those of you who purchased a gift or donated money for a gift card. Your time and generosity were what made this project so successful.
With twenty families in need, the gifts purchased from our tags provided each child in the family with at least two items from their lists. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to present all of the beautifully wrapped gifts to the town. I am very proud to have been a part of a group of dedicated women who make these things possible! - Carrie Moylan, Wish Tree Committee Chairperson
Thank you to Kate Kelly and Kim Carroll for coordinating our Christmas caroling event at Green Hill! It was a really fun day and the kids were adorable! Thanks also to all of the Juniors who joined us. I know that the residents thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
In December, the Junior Woman’s Club of Verona proudly installed five new members at the Essex Fells Country Club!
Pictured from left to right, Meg Walsh (Membership Co-Chair), Teresa Nolan, Kim Carroll, Kristen Donohue (President), Claudia O’Brien, Dawn Jenks, Carrie Naulty and Kate Kelly (Membership Co-Chair). Christine Mulcahy, not pictured, will be installed at the January business meeting. Welcome to our newest members!