I am happy to announce Sunday, February 17 marked the 183rd Birthday of Washington Township! Washington Township was established on February 17, 1836 as a part of Gloucester County. After all of these years and many changes along the way, Washington Township is still thriving and I am thrilled to be a part of its continued growth. If you would like to learn more about Washington Township’s history, you can visit the Township website at www.twp.washington.nj.us, under the “Residents” tab. I look forward to being a part of more positive additions and initiatives that will support the development of Washington Township!February 14, 2019
On February 14, the Washington Township Police Department hosted a Valentine’s Day luncheon for the senior citizens of Washington Township. I was happy to attend this luncheon along with Council President Joe Perry, Councilwoman Andra Williams, Business Administrator Jason Gonter, the Township Clerk Leo Selb, Chief of Police Patrick Gurcsik, and many members of the Washington Township Police Department. The Washington Township Senior Citizen Center was decked out in red and pink for the occasion and there was also a DJ playing some fan favorites. There was a huge turnout at this event and all of the seniors present seemed to be enjoying the music, food, and company. I would like to thank Chief Gurcsik and the rest of the Washington Township Police Department for making our senior citizens feel appreciated and for treating them to a fun day. I would also like to thank Aversa’s Bakery for catering the event and for Egizi Funeral Home for sponsoring this event.
February 9, 2019
On February 9, I was honored to join the large group of individuals who welcomed home Private First Class Brett Dolgos from his tour in Afghanistan. Private Dolgos was deployed in October 2018 to Afghanistan as a 68W Combat Medic. He was escorted from the Philadelphia Airport by veteran motorcycle groups. He has received several medals, badges, and foreign awards. There to welcome home our hero was Freeholder Daniel Christy, Freeholder Frank DeMarco, Council President Joe Perry, Washington Township EMS, Police, and Fire, several veterans from the Veterans Advisory Board, including Chair Bob Abbott, and of course Private Dolgos’ fiancée, family members, and friends.
February 8, 2019
On February 8, I was honored to attend the “Night to Shine” event for the 2nd year, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation at Calvary Chapel on Route 42. Joining me at this event was Council President Joe Perry, Captain Kenneth Kennedy from the Washington Township Police Department, along with his family members. This event is a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On this one night 537 churches from around the world came together to host A Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests including over 700 attendees at Calvary Chapel. Not only was this a wonderful local occasion, but it was an event that made a difference around the world. If you would like to learn how you can make a difference through the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit the website at https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/. I would like to thank Calvary Chapel’s Pastor Gary, his wife Val, and Janice DiPietro for hosting this event in Washington Township and for bringing such joy to our honored guests that evening.
February 4, 2019
On February 4, as a tradition on the day after Super Bowl Sunday, my Administration and I brought hoagies to the Washington Township Senior Citizen Center where I was able to help pass out the food to the seniors. Council President Joe Perry, former Councilwoman Angela Donato, Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik, and Business Administration Jason Gonter were also there to join me for this occasion and help me pass out the hoagies. I was pleased to speak with some of the senior citizens of Washington Township and get to know them on a more personal level.
February 3, 2019
I was honored to be a part of the Washington Township Education Foundation Hoagie Sale this past Sunday, February 3. Joining me at this event were Council President Joe Perry, Councilwoman Andra Williams, business owner Nicole Lannutti of The Craft Room, and former Councilwoman Angela Donato. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that was provided in order to make this event possible. Thank you to the Washington Township Education Foundation, Charlie Doud, Ron Lucarini, and the students who volunteered their time for this extremely successful event. Every year the amount of sales and donations increases and that is thanks to all of those who make it their mission to see this fundraiser succeed so families in Washington Township receive the help they need. I am always proud to see this level of community service and commitment in Washington Township.