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Livingston 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Honors Those Who Devote Themselves to Giving Back

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Volunteer Alan Karpas and Former Mayor Ellie Cohen Credits: Kimberly A. Bolognini
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Livingston Township Council members Michael Silverman, Deputy Mayor Michael Rieber, Mayor Rudy Fernandez, Al Anthony and Deborah Shapiro. Credits: Kimberly A. Bolognini
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Michael Silverman and Al Anthony distribute pins to selected volunteers. Credits: Kimberly A. Bolognini
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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Township of Livingston presented the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Thursday night at Cedar Hill Country Club.

Members of Livingston’s Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Vision 20/20, Business Improvement District (BID), Livingston Muncipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) among several other organizations, were recognized throughout the night based on how many years served.

“Thank you for your continued service to which you freely donate your time,” Mayor Rudy Fernandez said.

Fernandez explained that in honor of Livingston’s Bicentennial, January’s theme is "Strength in Volunteers," and its growing list is "quite impressive."

Councilman Al Anthony told The Alternative Press that volunteerism is Livingston’s foundation.

“Volunteerism is the life blood of our community—it’s really what makes this township so great,” Anthony said. “The hundreds of volunteers are all terrific people who are concerned with their community and want to give back their time and talents.”

Chair of Vision 20/20, Officer of HCHY, and member of both the Transportation Committee and LACD (Livingston Advisory Committee for Disabilities), Alan Karpas, was recognized specifically for his ten years of service with Vision 20/20 and five years on the Transportation Committee.

Karpas told The Alternative Press that he doesn’t consider what he does “volunteering," but rather using his abilities and experience to give back to the town.

“The most rewarding part for me is when something gets accomplished such as the shuttle service that has been offered as of October,” Karpas said.

He added that anything regarding helping children, especially with HCHY is very rewarding as well.

Former mayor, co-chair of the Bicentennial Committee, and member of BID, Ellie Cohen, was also in attendance to shed light on the talented volunteers of Livingston.

“The wonderful thing about this town is the culture of volunteerism,” Cohen said. “They are all such talented people who are so willing to help the town for the better.”

Pins were distributed based on how many years of service the volunteers have given to the town, starting with five years and working its way up to 55 in increments of five.

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