WARREN . NJ — The second meeting of the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce was another standing room only success. The Warren Township library hosted the event and approximately 75 people attended.

Chamber President Evan Tornquist provided an update about the upcoming revival of the Holiday Walk on Dec. 8. The event, which is open to the public and free to all attendees, will commence at 2 p.m. at the Pheasant Run Plaza where Santa Claus will land. The Watchung Hills High School Marching band will then lead Santa, escorted by the Washington Valley Fire Department, on a parade through the KINGS Plaza where several merchants will serve refreshments, and into the Corner Village. When Santa reaches his final destination, he will greet the children and take photographs. Children are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa, which will be mailed by the Recreation Department with assistance from their elves. Donations will be made to the Fire Department, Police Department & the WHRHS Band. Early Sponsors include:The AlternativePress.com,  Beveled Edge Custom Framing, Coldwell Banker, Ciro’s Pizzeria, Children's Dental Specialists, Country Squire, Dakini Movement, EchoesSentinel,ElementsTherapeutic Massage, Extreme Excellence Entertainment, Little Shanty, New Fountain of Vitality, Our Lady of the Mount Church, Ralph Garafola Studio,Mr. & Mrs. Garafola, JM27 Designs,The Showcase Magazine,Step It Up Events,Starbucks,Stonecrest Community Church, The UPS Store, Walgreen’s,Warren Concierge,Warren Township Library,Weichert Realtors and Wells Fargo Advisors – Richard Zangara                         

Police Chief Russell Leffert  spoke about  financial fraud as it relates to seniors. He said that at this time of the year, the number of crimes rise. The scammers are usually from Canada and are very creative. They get  people to think they are their grandchildren or other relatives and need money wired for urgent reasons. The police are limited in what they can do. “It happens everyday and people fall for it,” Leffert said.

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Carolyn DellSala, director of the Warren Township library gave a presenation on the various and numerous  programs offered at the library and reminded everyone that all who either work or live in Warren can receive a Warren Township library card.

Eleanora Hermann, Director of the Warren Recreation Commission, spoke about the sixth annual Yuletide Bonfire planned for January  18, 2014 at the municipal grounds. Warren Recreation will be holding a “6th Annual Yuletide Bonfire/Winter Festival” planning meeting this Monday, Nov. 4 at 7p.m., 2nd floor in the Warren Township municipal building. If you can’t attend and want to help, email recreation@warrennj.org .The next meeting will be December 16.


The next Chamber of Commerce meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 21.