Sparta's Season of Blessing: Tilly's Kids Christmas Outreach

December 1, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta School community is once again rallying behind the Tilly’s Kids Organization run out of Newark in an attempt to bring holiday gifts to literally thousands of children living in poverty. In large part, the reason for the success of the Christmas Outreach program is due to the generosity of those affiliated with Sparta schools as well as the entire larger Sparta ...

UNICO Sponsors Pasta Dinner Comedy Night For Local Girl

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta UNICO Foundation will be hosting a pasta dinner and comedy night to raise funds for a Sparta High School student battling cancer.  On Saturday, December 16 at Mc Kenna Hall in Reverend Brown School beginning at 7 p.m. comedian Uncle Floyd will provide the entertainment at the dinner.

The net proceeds from the event will go to help 14-year-old Melanie ...

Sparta High School Students Sell Piggy Backs to Help Classmate

SPARTA, NJ – A group of Sparta High School students are offering Piggy Backs for $3 to raise money for a classmate battling cancer.  No, they are not carrying classmates around on their back, they are selling little rubber pigs that can be affixed to the back of cellphones to be used as a handle or a stand.

The group of mostly freshmen got together with English teachers Dorothy ...

Birth Haven's 12 Days of Hope Drive: Day 1

Birth Haven is running a 12 Days of Hope Drive.  Here is the first day


Krogh's Turkey Trot for Sparta Education Foundation Draws a Large Crowd

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Education Foundation’s 11th annual Krogh’s Turkey Trot was as popular as always.  A crowd of more than 2,100 race participants filled White Deer Plaza, joined by volunteers and supporters to cheer them on. Family, friends and fans lined the route along East Shore Trail as well.

Sparta High School junior Ryden Mederos began the race ...

Sparta VFW Christmas Tree Sale has Begun

SPARTA, NJ – It is that time of year again.  The Sparta VFW invites you to shop locally for your Christmas tree.  They will be selling trees on Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

According to the VFW elves the trees were cut down only three days ago.  Prices begin at $35. Sparta VFW is located on Main Street across from Town ...

Sparta Police Department Asking for Community Help as they Cram the Cruiser

SPARTA, NJ - THe Sparta Police Department, together with Byram and Andover Police Departments are collecting food items  on Sunday, November 19 in front of the Sparta Stop and Shop.  The food will go to Sussex County residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

All food and money they collect at the Stop and Shop, as well as items collected on Saturday at ...

Sparta Commemorates Veterans Day

SPARTA, NJ – On the eleventh day of the eleventh month this country celebrates Veteran’s Day.  Sparta VFW hosts a commemoration each year, inviting the community to remember, and celebrate. On Saturday more than 50 people gathered at the monument in front of the Sparta VFW. 

Cold temperatures rearranged the program a bit.  Everyone was invited inside to hear a few ...

Sparta Attorney Launches Scholarship Fund with Dinner at VFW

SPARTA, NJ – The meeting room at the VFW was packed last Sunday evening as people gathered for the launch of the Ralph Rojas Scholarship Fund.  The fund was established by Sparta attorney Jacqueline O’Donnell in honor of Korean War veteran Ralph Rojas.

The scholarship will be available to people in Sussex County who are in the military or are from a military family and wish to ...

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Toys for Needy Children Collected at Sparta Middle School and West Milford American Legion

December 6, 2017

SUSSEX, NJ - Project Help a local charity devoted to helping veterans and their families and will be providing Christmas Gifts for the children of local military veterans. 

This is the second annual Santa Shop that Project Help is sponsoring at the Sparta Middle School on Rt. 517 in Sparta on December 14, 2017.   Toys are being collected by the West Milford American Legion and ...