BARNEGAT, NJ – The fear of the unknown has many worried about health and fiscal stability. Meanwhile, parents, teachers, and administration have a common goal. Adults find themselves charged with making things better for children caught up in the uncertainty. As it turns out, drive and imagination serve as inspiration. In Barnegat, it never seems to cease.

Yesterday, three different schools revealed a novel idea. In-person spirit weeks create an atmosphere of positivity. They also foster connectivity.  Parents from both Dunfee and Horbelt took on TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown’s challenge to share photographs documenting their participation.  They are today’s featured photographs.  Meanwhile, there’s hopes that someone from Collins will show they’re joining in the fun.

Today’s inspiration comes from plans intended for the youngest of Barnegat’s student body population. Jennifer Froehlich is a BTS Early Childhood Supervisor and has worked with her team to keep spirits high.

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“The preschool department started our Roaring Reader YouTube channel last week,” shared Froehlich. “We are posting clues on social media through the week for families to try to guy who the reader is each week.”

On Thursdays, parents and children have the chance to catch up with one of the preschool staff members reading a book.  The first video is here for view. And, we’re also hoping to share tomorrow afternoon’s mystery reader as it ties in some additional fun.


Your inspirational stories may motivate others.  They don’t need to be school related or even intended for the young at heart.  The slightest act of kindness may make a difference.

Want to share something that may inspire someone else?  Please drop our editor, Stephanie Faughnan a line at  In the meantime, please stay as safe and healthy as possible!