SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As 2020 gets rolling, the Spotswood Recreation Department is saying goodbye and thank you to longtime committee members, Paul Wasserman and John Berner. Wasserman's final event for the Spotswood Recreation Department was the December 19 annual Santa Ride. He retired after serving on the board for 15 years while Berner served for 20 years. Both men helped run countless events and sporting activities for the borough during their tenure with the Spotswood Recreation Department.

The Spotswood Recreation Department is made up of volunteers who are appointed by the mayor. The Rec Department hosts a variety of community-wide activities including the December tree lighting, the September Spotswood 5K and June's S'Woodstock along with running sports programs for kids and adults throughout the year.

Spotswood Recreation Department members Dan Auciello and Trish Lennan will also be leaving to start the new year. The department is welcoming new members Cindy Alongi, Angela Andre, Glen Betler, Melissa Hallerman, Dan Hurley, John Lavelle and Sal Masucci who all joined in 2019. This group joins Spotswood Recreation Department Director Diane Spiegelhoff, Chairperson Rich O'Brien, Vice-Chairperson Andrew Zaborney, Communications Liaison Donna Faulkenberry, Recording Secretary Grace Parlitsis, photographer Diane Wells, James Curnal, Bob Hilse and Steve Zmijewski.

For more information on the Spotswood Recreation Department and its list of programs and events, visit the department's website.