Mayor Colleen Mahr, Council Honor Three Noteworthy Fanwood Residents

Mayor Colleen Mahr with Greg Cummings, who was recognized for his longstanding Earth Day service. The 2016 event takes place on Saturday, April 22. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Colleen Mahr honors Dale Flowers, owner of the Scotchwood Florist and a longtime member of the Fanwood Planning Board. Credits: John Mooney
Mayor Colleen Mahr congratulates Marianne Kranz for being a Union County Woman of Excellence in 2017. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr presented proclamations and resolutions to three noteworthy Fanwood residents during the April 17th regular meeting of the Mayor and Council.

Dale Flowers, owner of the Scotchwood Florist flower shop on South Ave., was honored for his many years on the Planning Board, a position from which he retired last December. Flowers also serves as the announcer for the annual Memorial Day Parade as it makes it way past the Fanwood reviewing stand. He will continue in that role again this year.

Greg Cummings was acknowledged for his continued involvement in Fanwood’s annual Clean Community Day (Earth Day), which will be held this Saturday, April 22nd. Greg has been one of the organizers of this event from the beginning more than 20 years ago. Volunteering for this year’s event can come to the South Avenue train station lot beginning at 8:30 a.m. and become a member of the various teams who go across town, picking up trash and recyclables. There will be giveaways and free food.

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Marianne Kranz, a Fanwood resident since 1993, was presented with a resolution for being named a Union County Woman of Excellence at the annual gala in March. Marianne was recognized for her almost 20 years as Director of Volunteers and Meals on Wheels for SAGE Eldercare in Summit, and for more than 800 hours as a volunteer on the Caring Contact crisis hotline. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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