All meeting minutes posted on the township website are unofficial minutes. Official copies of minutes may be obtained from the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development.

Minutes: September 9, 2020

Flag Salute

Board of Recreation Members in Attendance:

Denise Urbaniak
Carolyn Cacace
Kelly Brooks
Joyce Brensinger
Kelly Weller
Mishelle Downtain

Previous month’s minutes approved: Denise Urbaniak
Seconded: Carolyn Cacace

Public input opportunity

Also in attendance: N/A

9/11 Ceremony

Friday, September 11, 10:00 at Vernon Flats

Old Business

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Went well. Participants really enjoyed it. There was positive feedback from participants.

Hiking Program

Maps of hikes are available on town website.

Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day

Virtual Run due to constraints. Drop off boxes for donations for Harvest House. We can have a pick up time for bags/shirts.

Holiday Market

November 21, 11-4 Cobblestone Village at Mountain Creek, the chamber of commerce will be there to help out also. 35-40 vendors. There will be a petting zoo, restroom facilities. There will be a donation box for toys for Operation Blue Elf.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Either 11/28 or first weekend of December. Maybe at Maple Grange. The DPW can make a tree of lights in the middle of the Great Lawn. There could be an opportunity for family photos with a festive background. The chamber of commerce is holding a light contest. An idea was to have everyone in town who has lights on their house all light up at the same time. Mishelle is waiting to speak with Jeanne from PAL.

New Business

Farmer’s Market - 09/12

Kelly & Mishelle will be there in the morning, Denise in the afternoon, 30 vendors

Mishelle, Stephanie & Denise met to discuss 2021 Farmer’s Market, possibly work with other entities to keep it going.

Needed for next year:

  • Music
  • More vendors
  • Communicate early & often with vendors
  • Possible tiered pricing - different rates for all dates, partial dates

Trunk or Treat

Unsure of what is happening due to the pandemic. Possible pumpkin walk. Mishelle is meeting with Jeanne from PAL to discuss

Motion to adjourn meeting at: 8:45 by Kelly Weller
Motion seconded by: Joyce Brensinger
Motion Approved

Next meeting: 10/07/2020