CRANFORD - Looking for something to do while staying home? Check out this week's schedule for Virtual Cranford

This weekend will consist of three FREE family-friendly events to help fund this year’s scholarship program for the class of 2020, hosted by the Cranford Jaycees

Each year, the Jaycees proudly present scholarships to a select number of graduating Cranford seniors who have demonstrated leadership in the area of community service - a core value of the Jaycees’ organization. While the current pandemic has delayed some perennial fundraising events, the Jaycees remain committed to funding this year’s scholarship program for the class of 2020. As of 10 a.m. Monday, the Jaycees are 1/3 of the way to their $20,000 goal. 

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Friday May 15: "The Extra Mile, One-Mile Run/Walk" All Day. Join the Cranford Jaycees and your fellow Cranford residents in a one-mile virtual run/walk inspired by the Cranford Jaycees' Track Friday Event. You are encouraged to go "The Extra Mile" anywhere you're comfortable (and permitted), any time of the day, in honor of the high school seniors who are going the extra mile for our community.

Participants are encouraged to wear Cranford colors and sports uniforms and to post pictures with the hashtag #CranfordExtraMile.

All families who sign up make a donation (any amount within your means) to the Cranford Jaycees will be entered into a raffle for some exciting door prizes from River and Rail Cantina. Only one sign-up per family required!

**Participants are encouraged to stay in their neighborhoods, only walk with family members, and follow the town's social distancing guidelines. Participants who feel more comfortable staying on their property, or who are looking for a fun twist, can participate in "The Extra Mile Challenge" at home.

Friday, May 1: "Shout Outs" with Cranford resident and radio voice of the New York Jets, Bob Wischusen at 7 p.m. Wischusen will read your birthday, birth announcement, anniversary, and more live on Virtual Cranford! If you have a special request that you would like announced, send an email to 

Saturday, May 16: The Cranford Jaycees Present "Lip Sync Battle" at 7 p.m. with special guest star judge Constantine Maroulis. This is a fundraiser for the Jaycees Scholarship Fund.  

All ages are welcome. Make a video syncing part or all of your favorite song. Be creative!
Finalists will be revealed by category on a LIVE Facebook show Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Enter your submission by May 13 at $20 suggested donation per submission for the Jaycees scholarship fund benefiting Cranford's 2020 graduates. Donate via or

Sunday, May 17: "Virtual Bingo" at 6 p.m. If you are interested in playing, please do the following:

  • Find any 5x5 BINGO Card (on the internet) that includes a FREE SPACE.
  • Go into the EVENT in Virtual Cranford - click “attending” and post/upload a picture of your BINGO card that you will be using.
  • Tune in at 6 p.m. on Virtual Cranford on May 17
  • There will be 6 Games in total. (You must use the same card)
  • Games will award Bingo to anyone with any five numbers in a row. (diagonal/horizontal/vertical)
  • The 3rd & 6th Game will award Bingo to anyone who makes an X on their card.

Fantastic Cranford Themed Prizes will be provided by the Jaycees, Local Cranford Businesses, Cranford Community Connection, Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Management Corporation (DMC) - {Local delivery only and will confirm safety first before distribution}

Sunday, May 17: "Jaycees Family Trivia" at 7 p.m. Four rounds of questions that will test the knowledge of the whole family. Local prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers.

No registration required, just indicate your attendance here and watch out for details. If you're able to, please consider a donation to support the Jaycees Scholarship Program via or