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Sparta Elks and 10 Community Organizations to Celebrate Flag Day

June 11, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12 the Sparta Elks in inviting the community to celebrate the symbol of our nation.  The Elks will be joined by members of Sparta Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, the Kiwanis, the Sparta Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, two chapters of the Knights of Columbus and others. 

The ceremony will take place on the lawn in front of the Sparta ...

Katilyn's Care Boxes: Mohawk Avenue School Service Project Perpetuates Work of Young Diabetic Sparta Student

SPARTA, NJ – A young diabetic girl’s service project to help other diabetics continues two years after she left Mohawk Avenue School. Mohawk Avenue School just completed their spring project, collecting supplies for Kaitlyn’s Care Boxes.

From April 30 through May 11 the students and their families collected enough supplies for 20 boxes, Mohawk Avenue school nurse Leslie Huhn ...

Sparta VFW Holds Inaugral Rojas Scholarship Dinner

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta VFW has given scholarships to three area students in the inaugural Ralph Rojas Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony dinner last week.  On Thursday, Hunter Toburen, Mia Francis and Erika Beckmann were awarded $2,000 to assist with their education at the Sparta VFW Post 7248.

In his welcoming remarks Veteran Bill Miller shared information about the ...

Sparta Kiwanis Help the Town Ready for Memorial Day

SPARTA, NJ – The volunteers of the Sparta Kiwanis were at it again.  Bright and early on Saturday morning they were planting the red, white and blue flowers along the walkway that connects the library to Main Street.

Special assistants Olivia and Lily Schwartz joined Jeff Mullen, Stuart Schwartz, John Krejci, Ralph D’Aires, Ben Caruso, Dimetri  Checker and Bob ...

Sparta High School Student Works to Make Sure 'We Never Forget'

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Olivia Agius is working to share the story of a local holocaust victim.  Inspired by lessons learned in William Brennan’s History of Genocide class, Agius is participating in the Adopt a Survivor Program.

Through the program she was partnered with Joe Ungerleider. She has met with him “to learn of his life and write an ...

Sparta Township Council Honors Injured Veteran

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council honored a veteran who recently returned after being injured on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. 

Mayor Josh Hertzberg said “about a year ago” the Sparta VFW Commander Peter Litchfield told him Mike Krapels’ story.  Hertzberg said Krapels did not get support from his town when he returned, he did not have any visitor when ...

A.J. Perri Helping Veterans in Need - Again

TINTON FALLS, NJ – A.J. Perri is back helping veterans in need – this time launching a search for veterans and their families through a partnership with ABC-TV.

As part of the A.J. Perri Cares Program, a lucky New Jersey veteran and their family will receive air conditioning/heating relief this summer.

"They fought for our country, and their families sacrificed," said ...

Sparta High School Holds National Honor Society's Annual Blood Drive

SPARTA, NJ - Sparta High School students had the opportunity to donate blood through the New York Blood Center on Thursday, May 3. The blood drive took place all throughout the school day in the annex gym, with student volunteers from the National Honor Society splitting morning and afternoon shifts.

National Honor Society President Quinn VanEs and Vice President Kaylynn Pierce worked on ...

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