Press Releases

St. Pius X Knights Step-up Fundraising for Montville’s Project Graduation

6b26534f83393da67154_image.jpeg
6b26534f83393da67154_image.jpeg

MONTVILLE, NJ – Since 1984, Montville Township’s Drug Awareness Council (DAC) has hosted Project Graduation for Montville Township High School (MTHS) graduates. The all night, substance-free, event runs from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM and includes food, fun, activities and entertainment. 

On Sunday, May 15 the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus will host a breakfast benefit in support of Project Graduation. “Freewill Donations” will be accepted at the door – which means contributions are voluntary, and can be made in any amount one would like to donate. The breakfast includes: Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, tea and desserts. The breakfast benefit is open to the entire community from 8:00 AM to Noon. It is a wonderful family event, and a great way to support Project Graduation and MTHS graduates.

Housed in the West Orange Jewish Community Center, the cost of the annual Project Graduation evening is almost $25,000. Funds for the program have traditionally been supplied by private and business contributions, as well as from area fundraisers.

Sign Up for E-News

In recent years, however, contributions to Project Graduation have fallen short, leaving the program at risk. This is why the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus are stepping up efforts on behalf of Project Graduation.

“This is an important program,” said Knight Dave Arthurs. “We want to do whatever we can to keep Montville graduates safe.”

Project Graduation was initiated 32 years ago after the tragic loss of a local youth to substance abuse.

“Project Graduation is a safe night for MTHS students to celebrate their academic careers and enjoy the company of their friends as a class one last time before embarking on post-graduation adventures,” said DAC Chairperson Joseph Daughtry.

The Montville DAC event is the longest running Project Graduation program the state – and possibly the longest running program in the country. Over 7,000 MTHS graduates have safely celebrated graduation at the all night affair.

The MTHS Class of 2016 has 319 students. All are invited to attend Project Graduation.

The DAC has asked other organizations to also step up fundraising efforts on behalf of Project Graduation, and the public is encouraged to support the wide variety of events.

Once again this year, the MTHS School of Rock hosted a benefit concert for the project.

In addition to attending events, the community is encouraged to send contributions to MTHS Project Graduation, c/o DAC, Montville Township Town Hall, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey 07045. DAC is also in need of volunteers and other donations for the Thursday June 23 to Friday June 24 event. For more information contact MTHSProjectGraduation@gmail.com.

The St. Pius X Knights of Columbus benefit breakfast for Project Graduation will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 8:00 AM to Noon. It will be in the Msgr. Meyer Parish Center Gym, 24 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ. The breakfast includes: Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, tea and desserts. “Freewill Donations” will be accepted at the door – which means contributions are voluntary, and can be made in any amount one would like to donate. The breakfast benefit is open to everyone.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montville

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_731db9e3e271373f9a07_library_winter__2018_tapinto_montville4

Mon, April 23, 3:30 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Paper Airplane Challenge

Education

Carousel_image_a1e0d610d1aa73fa1837_0eb64679-6d22-4fd0-8df2-5afc1b4ad4b6

Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Senior House, Montville

Montville Republican Club Monthly Meeting

Government

Carousel_image_a9bf50845abee2b52c7e_high_school_montville_township_high_school__2018_tapinto_montville_____1.

Tue, April 24, 7:30 PM

Montville Township High School, Montville

Board of Ed @HIGH SCHOOL

Education

Carousel_image_449c9683624fc0df433b_a_township_committee_2018__2018_tapinto_montville

Tue, April 24, 8:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Township Committee Meeting

Government

Calling For The Resignation of Councilwoman June Witty

April 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

This week, Montville Township Republican Committeewoman, June Witty, posted a chart depicting a swastika that compared Democrats to Nazis on her personal Facebook page. This post by Committeewoman Witty was not only insensitive to township residents registered as Democrats but, more importantly, this post is rooted in hate and vitriol toward the Jewish Community. Anti-Semitism is ...

OneMontville Hosts Community Screening of “Love, Simon” with MSLstories.com

April 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - OneMontville announces a community screening of the new film, “Love, Simon” in coordination with MSLstories.com. The screening will take place on Sunday, May 6 at the AMC Theaters in Wayne, NJ starting at 3:45pm. Tickets are available for $9 per person, and may be purchased through local businesses promoting the event. Tickets are currently available at ...

Short Evacuation Occurs at MTHS

April 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – A short evacuation occurred at Montville Township High School on April 17.

After the regular 2:10 p.m. dismissal, a fire alarm sounded but an announcement was made naming it a false alarm, according to a student who was in the building for an extracurricular activity.

The alarm again went off at 2:18 p.m. and the student said an announcement was made that the building ...

Police Officer Offers Cyber Safety Tips

April 21, 2018

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – Sergeant Tom Rich of the Summit Police Department spoke before a room packed with parents wanting to hear about technology’s effect on their children and his seminar entitled “Media & Cyber Safety: Protecting Children and Teens” on April 12.

The 20-year police veteran discussed his passion for working with and helping children. He said that in a ...

Newton Student Collects Stuffed Animals for Sick Children

April 22, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – A young Merriam Avenue School student is collecting new stuffed animals for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  Haeleigh Lestz asked her third grade teacher Nik Lasso if she could do a project in class.

Lestz told Lasso she wanted to collect the soft toys because she “felt it was important that the children and their siblings had ...

OneMontville Hosts Community Screening of “Love, Simon” with MSLstories.com

April 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - OneMontville announces a community screening of the new film, “Love, Simon” in coordination with MSLstories.com. The screening will take place on Sunday, May 6 at the AMC Theaters in Wayne, NJ starting at 3:45pm. Tickets are available for $9 per person, and may be purchased through local businesses promoting the event. Tickets are currently available at ...

Columns

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
172 Pine Brook Road, Montville
10 ...

Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 open houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 15 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  42 Horseneck Road, Montville

2.  Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two ...

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, April 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
42 Horseneck Road, ...

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.  

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
1 Kirsten Court, Towaco
42 Horseneck Road, Montville

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 3 p.m.

12 Pond View, Montville

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Pet Corner