Monthly Archives for April 2018

Vernon Designated as an Appalachian Trail Community

Posted: April 17, 2018

Vernon Designated as an Appalachian Trail Community

Vernon Township has officially been designated by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as an Appalachian Trail Community.

There are more than forty communities along the Appalachian Trail’s corridor that have been recognized in the Appalachian Trail Community program. These towns and cities are considered assets by all that use the trail, and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the trail.

Vernon joins Blairstown as the only other New Jersey town to earn the designation.

According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, designation as an Appalachian Trail Community and participation in the program is designed to act as a catalyst for enhancing economic development, engaging community citizens as trail visitors and stewards, aiding local municipalities and regional areas with conservation planning and helping local community members see the trail as a resource and asset.

Come celebrate the designation of Vernon as an official Appalachian Trail Community at Vernon Earthfest on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m.

Project Self-Sufficiency Bringing Services to Vernon

Posted: April 11, 2018

Project Self-Sufficiency proudly presents PSS Journey: Opportunity on the Move, a full-service mobile office offering the following:

  • case management services
  • one-on-one counseling
  • job training skills and job search assistance
  • computer training
  • basic needs (food, clothing, infant items)
  • information and referrals

Their recreational vehicle will be parked in the rear lot of town hall (21 Church Street in Vernon) every other Monday beginning with their kick off party on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Mountain Creek Waterpark Season Passes

Posted: April 11, 2018

The Vernon PAL will once again be selling Mountain Creek Waterpark season passes to Vernon residents.

The season pass price of $45.00 is available to Vernon residents only. Passes must be purchased at Mountain Creek Red Tail Lodge on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018—6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018—6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Need more information? Call the Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.

Vernon PAL/Vernon Twp. Fishing Derby

Posted: April 11, 2018

This year’s Vernon PAL/Vernon Township Fishing Derby will be held at the Firemen’s Pavilion Pond on Rte. 515 on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Contest will take place rain or shine!

  • Kids in Kindergarten to Grade 2:
    Registration at 8:45 a.m.
    Fishing Contest from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Kids in Grades 3 to 6:
    Registration at 10:30 a.m.
    Fishing Contest from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Children should bring their own fishing gear and bait. All kids up to grade 6 are welcome to participate. A parent or other adult must accompany each child. Prizes will be awarded for each age division at the end of each session.

Everyone must register on the day of event during his or her scheduled registration time. Download the registration form in advance 

Also sponsored by Double V Rod & Gun Club and Dairy Swirl.

Have questions or need more information? Contact Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.

“Rally for Aly” 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Posted: April 11, 2018

Vernon Township and the Vernon PAL are sponsoring “Rally for Aly,” a 5K run & 1 mile walk on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Maple Grange Community Park.

Sign-up with your entire family and spread the word around the community! Check-in time is 7:30 a.m.; the races begin as follows:

  • 5K Race—9:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Walk—9:15 a.m.

Register in advance (until May 1, 2018) for $25 and receive a free t-shirt and SWAG bag. Register on the day of the race and pay a $30 registration fee. Race registration

All proceeds will be donated to 13-year-old Alyson, an 8th grade student at Glen Meadow School who is being treated for a rare, very aggressive cancer rarely seen in children her age.

For questions or more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.9514.