CLARK, NJ - The show must go on and so it did at the Annual Tree and Menorah Lighting on Sunday evening. Rainy skies and cool temperatures didn't stop families, friends and neighbors from finding their way to the Clark Municipal Building for the unofficial start to the holiday season in town.
Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo moved as many of the annual activities indoors as possible. Bounce houses, carolers and bands were all moved indoors. Other strictly outdoor activities such as the horse and buggy rides, pony rides, train, petting zoo and more will have to wait until next year to make an appearance. Bernardo expressed his disappointment at the weather, especially after Mother Nature curtailed his plans for the Halloween Spooktacular a few weeks earlier.
Mayor Bonaccorso thanked Bernardo publicly on his Facebook page shortly after the event was over. "Ralph puts his heart and soul into his job for this great community. Talking with him today you could truly hear in his voice how upset he was because our citizens would have had the great time he planned for them, as they have enjoyed every year," wrote Bonaccorso. "Ralph, here it is: CLARK LOVES YOU!! Thank you for being my friend and a great Rec director, but more importantly for being you.
Thank you from all of us."
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