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Motorcycle Club, Sports Teams and More Honored by Livingston Township Council

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council and Mayor Shawn Klein joined the community in honoring many local groups at Livingston town hall on Monday evening.

The groups, ranging from high school sports teams to a motorcycle club, were all featured during the meeting. Every group honored had a distinct connection to the community and a unique opportunity to be recognized by the town.

The Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club, which was the first group to be commended for its contributions to the community on Monday, is comprised of war veterans and other motorcycle enthusiasts who also have an active interest in the community’s well-being. Founded four years ago with for the initial purpose of riding together, the club also sought a way to give back to the Livingston community, where most of the members reside.

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Rudy Fernandez, a member of the club and current councilman, took this request to the other members on the council to find a project for the club.

“They enjoy motorcycle riding, but the reason they’re up here today is because they also love Livingston,” said Klein, who honored the club with a plaque. “When someone comes along and says that kind of comment to us, we all thought it was very important to recognize them and their contributions and efforts.”

The club now hosts a charity day, which is devoted to helping families. The club announced on Monday that it will also participate in the town-wide cleanup day on April 30, as well as continually looking for ways to help local veterans and the community in general.

The next honoree was Livingston High School 10th-grader Cristian Zapata, who recently became an Eagle Scout, the highest recognition offered by the Boy Scouts. The designation required more than seven years of work from Zapata, including nearly 200 hours of community service and other commitments.

“Only about five percent of people who go into scouting actually get to this level,” said Klein. “It’s a major accomplishment. There are not a lot of accomplishments that kids set their minds to when they’re young kids and stick to for 7, 8, 9, 10 years—because that’s sometimes how long it takes to get to this level.”

Also recognized were a handful Livingston travel basketball teams, including the sixth-and eighth- grade boys’ teams, and the fifth-and seventh-grade girls’ teams. All teams made the playoffs in their respective divisions and had several players and coaches representing their respective teams at the council meeting on Monday.

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