Mayor Harry Shortway and the Vernon Township Council are honoring our veterans by providing designated parking spaces at the township municipal building, Veterans Memorial Park and Maple Grange Park.
Two spaces have been reserved at each location strictly for veterans by Ordinance #19-20, passed unanimously by the township council on September 9, 2019. They may be used by anyone who is currently serving on active or reserve duty or has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard and has received a general discharge or higher.
These parking spaces were the idea of Hannah Van Blarcom, Miss Vernon 2019. Thank you Hannah for a great initiative!
Remember Our Fallen, One Wreath at a Time
Posted: November 8, 2019
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, 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 WAA website, visit the Glenwood Cemetery page and click on sponsor wreaths.
The wreath laying ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 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.
Posted: November 6, 2019
Join us for the first annual holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on Vernon Crossing Road.
Held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, there will be food, artists, vendors with handcrafted goods as well as specials at local merchants throughout town all day long. Find unique holiday gifts and support local businesses. The Toys for Tots train will be pulling in at 4:20 p.m. There will also be a gingerbread house contest—make your houses at home and bring them to the pavilion to be judged by the Vernon Chamber of Commerce at 4:00 p.m.
Community Tree Lighting
Posted: November 2, 2019
Vernon Township’s annual community tree lighting will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Vernon firehouse located on county route 515.
This free event, sponsored by the Vernon PAL and the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development, will feature a sing-along around the tree, bonfire, hot chocolate and yummy treats and, of course, special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Welcome in the season, enjoy holiday cheer with neighbors and friends and get your picture taken with Santa!
Have questions or need more information? Contact the Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.