Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Highlands hosts Earth Day 2008

For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Carla Cefalo-Braswell
April 4, 2008 email: hbp@highlandsnj.com

HIGHLANDS HOSTS 3rd ANNUAL Earth Day Celebration – Pride in Highlands

HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Highlands Business Partnership and the Highlands
Clean Communities Coordinator, Councilwoman Nancy Thomas will host their 3rd
Annual Pride in Highlands, Earth Day Event rain or shine, on Saturday, April 19,
2008 from 10 am to 4 pm in Veterans Park on Bay and Shrewsbury Avenues.
Should it rain, the event will take place at the Robert D. Wilson Community Center
located at 22 Snug Harbor Avenue, Highlands.

Admission is free and the goal for the event is to educate the community; especially
the youth about reduce, reuse and recycle as well as keeping Highlands clean. The
day will begin with check in at Veteran’s Park where all participants will receive a t-
shirt and rubber gloves, they will then begin to clean the park. The group will
proceed down Bay Ave (picking up trash) and will end at Huddy Park for final clean
up and celebration. The Highlands Police Department will be grilling lunch for those
children and adults that participated in the clean up.

There will be stations set up in Huddy Park with recyclable craft projects for all
children to participate in at no cost from the Highlands Garden Club and the
Highlands Business Partnership. There will be a presentation from David Street from
Kingdom of Clean, a Litter Prevention Program.

Children from the Highlands Elementary School will be participating in a poster
contest. The posters will be displayed in the windows of the Highlands businesses.
Winners will be announced at 4PM in Huddy Park and prizes will be awarded.

NO child under the age of eighteen (18) can participate with out a signed permission
slip. Any child under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Permission slips can be can be downloaded at www.highlandsnj.com.

The Highlands Business Partnership is a commercial alliance dedicated to fostering
economic growth and the continued revitalization of Highlands, as well as preserving
the area’s historic past. For additional information on the Partnership’s programs and
special events taking place in Highlands, visit www.highlandsnj.com.

Sponsors of the Pride in Highlands, Earth Day event include Comcast, Seastreak,
Super Foodtown/Food Circus, Dr. Gelcoat, Hufnagel Tree Experts and Frank Rahm

For more information call Councilwoman Nancy Thomas, Visual Improvement
Committee Chair and Clean Communities Coordinator at 732-291-4713.

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