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Minutes: October 4, 2017

Meeting called to order at: 7:30 p.m.

Flag Salute

Board of Recreation Members in Attendance:

Denise Urbaniak
MaryEllen Vichiconti
Heather LaBance
Joyce Brensinger
Kelly Weller
Carolyn Cacace
Mishelle Downtain

Old Business:

Trunk or Treat - 10/28/17

6:00 at VTHS. The flyer went home to students via the “Digital Backpack.” It is also on PAL website, and Facebook page. If volunteering, please be there at 4:30 to help with parking and activities. We are in need of a DJ for the event.

Turkey Trot - 11/23/17

Kelly and Mishelle met with Chief Randy Mills to discuss race.
There is a change of route due to logistics, as they were looking for the least amount of road closures. Proceeds from the race will go to Harvest House, and runners can bring a non-perishable food item on the day of the race.
PAL will take care of registration. $22.00 for per-registration, $25.00 day of race.
Race will begin at 8:00 a.m.
A DJ is need for this event.
Looking for donations for the swag bags, and for volunteers to help with the registration, setting up food, and cleanup.

Town Calendar

Mishelle is working on a form for advertisers

New Business:

Kyla has resigned to join the economic committee. She will be missed as part of the rec committee. We need new members, possibly to add some diversity to the board.

Sussex County has donated pink ribbons to be tied onto the poles along the Route 515 corridor to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Lost Trail - Eagle Scout Project from 1999

A SLAP crew has cleared out the trail. Mishelle has reached out to various service organizations such as the Women’s Club, and Boy Scouts about possibly helping with planting along the trail, or replacing boards.

Sussex County Day was a good day at the fairgrounds, very busy.

Playground at the Flats

Equipment is shipped, areas all marked off

Winter Activity:

Mishelle and Denise have a meeting with a few employees form Mountain Creek to discuss a winter festival at Mtn. Creek for Vernon residents. Possible ideas are snow shoeing, tubing, running. More information will be forthcoming after that meeting.

Spring Activity:

Looking into a Vernon Day at the Mountain Creek Treescape, possibly with a discounted rate for Vernon residents.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 8:58 by Maryellen Vichiconti
Motion seconded by: Kelly Weller

Motion Approved

Next meeting: November 1, 2017