VERONA, NJ - VeronaTogether wants to make some noise and show off the township’s “Verona Pride” with a “Care”AVan on May 9.  The non-profit organization’s CareAVan will cruise Verona’s streets, escorted by Verona police between 2-6 p.m., filming families on their front lawns, front porches, and driveways showing off their Verona pride.  

The goal is to create a video that shows the strength and resilience of Verona residents.  VeronaTogether asks residents to spend some time as a family making their best Verona Pride signs and to prepare to show off:  “Do something funny, dance like nobody's watching, make some signs that show love for Verona and our first responders, or Mom/Grandma (hint: It’s Mother’s Day on May 10), impress everyone with your best sidewalk chalk art, and show us your biggest smiles!”

In addition, the Verona-based Newman Cares will be collecting canned goods/foods to help fill the shelves at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit food pantry. These items must be left curbside so that they can be safely collected for donation.

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VeronaTogether asks residents to respect social distancing by not leaving their yard, and staying far away from neighbors.  To be included in the video, residents must register which ensures the CareAVan will pass by your house.  Register at and then get ready for May 9.  You'll hear the CareAVan coming.  That's your cue.

Residents must stay on their lawn and/or porch.  If neighbors are also participating, they must maintain proper social distancing.  Those found not properly following social distancing guidelines will not be included in the video.

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