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Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored At 2nd Annual New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner

Boy Scouts of America, Patriots' Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the 2013 New Providence Good Scout Award Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, June 27, 2013. This year's honorees are Christine Ferdinand, Ira W. Krauss, Chief Ret. Robert C. Lucid, and Daniel Rauch. The event recognizes these four outstanding citizens for their community service, as evidenced by their leadership and interests within the New Providence community, and for their embodiment of the values of the century old Scout Oath and Law in their personal and professional lives.

Christine Ferdinand is the Director and Co-Founder of the Operation Bling Foundation; Ira Krauss is a member and past president of the New Providence Board of Education and retired President of First Sterling Corporation; Chief Ret. Robert C. Lucid is the Director of Public Safety at Drew University; and Daniel Rauch is the Chief Financial Officer at Winchester Gardens in Maplewood and 17 year New Providence Boy Scout Leader (Troop 63 and Pack 363).

The Borough of New Providence has a very active Scouting program for over 250 youth in three Cub Scout packs (for boys ages 7 to 11 years) and three Boy Scout troops (for boys ages 11-18) sponsored by New Providence Presbyterian Church for Troop 63, St. Andrews Episcopal Church for Troop 1, Development Learning Center (Jointure) for Troop 330, Our Lady of Peace for Pack 99, Salt Brook Elementary School for Pack 263 and Alan W. Roberts Elementary School for Pack 363. New Providence is a part of the Watchung Mountain District of the Patriots' Path Council. In this District, some 3,000 youth are served by over 70 scouting units in communities like ours throughout Union, Morris, Sussex, and Somerset Counties.

For more information on Scouting in New Providence, attending the event, and sponsoring the program journal, contact Jennifer Volz, Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext.249 and/or  

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All classes are open to the general public.

“I encourage all Union County residents to learn basic first aid and emergency ...

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"We certainly encourage drivers and commuters to report any pothole they encounter on roads throughout Union County to the responsible ...

Thank You, St. Joseph's Volunteers

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Thank You from St. Joseph Social Service Center

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we would like to express our gratitude to the countless volunteers that serve the poor and homeless at St. Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth (  Whether you make a sandwich, collect toiletries, tutor in the job program, make soup, wrap Christmas gifts, donate food, ...

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