Monthly Archives for October 2017

Remember Our Fallen, One Wreath at a Time

Posted: October 16, 2017

Wreaths Across America

Once again, it is time for the local Wreaths Across America (WAA) effort this year.

Wreaths Across America began in 2006 as an offshoot of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach our children the value of freedom.

Wreaths Across America groups will help adorn veteran memorials and grave sites in all 50 states with red-ribboned remembrance wreaths this holiday season.

To learn more about the organization and its mission and to donate, visit the WAA website.

Your wreath sponsorship of $15.00 will honor a fallen hero by placing a wreath on his or her grave. To donate via the website, click on Donate, then Sponsor a wreath with a local fundraising group. In the search box type: NJ0062P (for SSG Van Blarcom Military Service Tribute Scholarship, Glenwood Cemetery). The deadline to sponsor is November 20, 2017.

The wreath laying ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery (926 Route 517 in Vernon). You need not sponsor a wreath to attend—all are welcome to participate in this meaningful ceremony.

Trunk or Treat 2017

Posted: October 10, 2017

Join us for Vernon’s Trunk or Treat at Vernon High School on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Parents, decorate your car trunk and fill it with candy to hand out to participating trick-or-treaters. Admission is free but don’t forget to bring candy for treating!

Cars may begin to arrive at 4:30 p.m. and must be parked by 5:00 p.m. in the designated area. There will be music and games for the children between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., while the parents decorate their vehicles. The costume parade will start at 6:00 p.m. and “trunk or treating” will follow the parade.

Pre-registration is requested by Tuesday, October 24, 2017. For complete details and to register, visit the PAL web site.




Mountain Creek Season Passes

Posted: October 10, 2017

The Vernon PAL will once again be selling Mountain Creek ski/snowboard season passes to Vernon residents at the lowest price available.

Mountain Creek Season Pass Prices

Young Adult All Access Pass (ages 19-29) and Senior All Access Pass (ages 65-71) Unlimited$239.00
Adult All Access Pass (ages 30-64) Unlimited$269.00
All Access Student Pass with signed passport$199.00
All Access Student Pass without signed passport$269.00
Adult All Access Value Pass (ages 19-71)
(valid any day except blackout/holiday dates: 12/23-1/1, 1/13-1/15, 2/17-2/20)
Toddler Pass (6 years old and under) and 72 and older
(toddler pass free with purchase of adult pass)
Food vouchers$9.95

All of the pass prices listed above are available to Vernon residents only. Passes must be purchased at Mountain Creek South Lodge on one of the following dates:

  • October 21—9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • November 2—6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • November 15—6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • December 2—9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Need more information? Call the Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Posted: October 10, 2017

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its facilities located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette.

On this date, residents can bring for disposal up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials, 25 fluorescent bulbs and/or 10 gallons of liquid waste free of charge.

According to the SCMUA, it holds this type of disposal event to keep pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfills and the leachate generated out of the waste stream.

Acceptable materials include the following:

  • lead based paints
  • oil based paints
  • stains
  • varnish
  • paint thinner
  • muriatic acid
  • sulfuric acid
  • roofing tar
  • old gasoline
  • ammonia
  • lighter fluid
  • kerosene
  • solvents
  • photo chemicals
  • printing ink
  • mercury
  • fuel oil
  • pesticides
  • insectides
  • brake fluid
  • lubricants
  • rust remover
  • chlorine
  • turpentine
  • driveway sealer
  • oil tank fluid

For more information, please consult the SCMUA website or contact them at 973.579.6998.

5K Turkey Trot

Posted: October 10, 2017

Come join the fun at Vernon’s First Annual 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017 (rain or shine).

The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Glen Meadow Middle School, located on Sammis Road in Vernon. Check-in and bib pick-up will start at 7:00 a.m.

The fee is $22.00 for early registration and $25.00 for race day registration. The first 100 registrants will get a free t-shirt.

Race proceeds will benefit the Harvest House. Be sure to bring a non-perishable item to donate.

Race registration
Official Turkey Trot route, including elevation

For more information, contact the recreation department at 973.764.4055, ext. 2261.