Kenilworthians,

It looks like the warmer is weather is finally here to stay. And with the nicer weather, keep in mind that more people will be out and about in the borough. Please keep a sharp eye when driving and remember when people are crossing the Boulevard, pedestrians have the right of way. To everyone out there walking, biking and enjoying the outside please remember just because you see a driver, doesn’t mean they see you! Always look both ways and cross at the designated cross walks.

I had the honor of being a part of the Annual Little League/Softball parade last month. Thank you to the countless volunteers, Moms, Dads and coaches who not only organized the event but got the field baseball ready for the upcoming season. Your hard work shows not only on the field, but on all the smiling young faces. It took me back to a long time ago when it was me and my friends marching! I also was able to attend the Annual Recreation Easter egg hunt, again thank you to everyone who came out to set up Dimario Park for the kids, there is nothing more nerve wracking than seeing a bunch of kids scrambling for eggs. A big thank you to the KPD and KFD for being at both events to make it safe and add to the festive occasions.

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This is also a repeat from last month, but one I think is worth writing again. Kenilworth utilizes the Swift 911 system to get information via landline phone or to cell phones if you wish. Sign up is free and is located on our Kenilworth Borough website. Our goal is to get everyone signed up and we have information and a sign-up center at the Seniors Center as well as the Public Library so we can help those who might be confused as how to do it. In times of crisis, the ability to get information quickly and accurately is imperative and this system allows the authorities to reach as many people as possible.

Here are some important events and dates for Kenilworth on the Calendar for the Month of May:

 May 5: “It’s Gravy! Not Sauce” Pasta Dinner, 11th grade fundraiser at the VFW, from 5 pm to 8 pm. $10 a ticket call Darlene at 908-447-9421 for reservations.

May 14: Mother’s Day if you’re looking for Flowers make sure you check out Especially Yours Florist, or A&A Landscaping for some nice selections.

May 20: The David Brearley Middle School PTO is having a Laser Tag from 9 am to 7 pm at Dimario Field ages 7 and up. Advanced purchasing is available for $15, at the gate it’s $20. Tickets can be purchased at Hollywood Bridal, Especially Yours Florist or the Kenilworth Diner. For more information or to purchase tickets you can also email Ptolasertag@gmail.com.

May 21: The Kenilworth Car Show and Street Fair from 10 am to 4 pm, Rain or Shine.

May 29: Memorial Day is observed. A day of remembrance of our fallen serving in the armed services. The freedoms you enjoy day were paid for with their lives. When you see a Vet take to the time to thank them for their service.

As always visit our website at www.kenilworthborough.org for more details about these events and more.

In closing, please stay safe out there, stay alert. Kenilworth’s strength is our community spirit, we all need each other.

God Bless you all and God Bless America.