Monthly Archives for November 2021

Community Tree Lighting

Posted: November 29, 2021

Vernon Township’s annual community tree lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 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 live performances, 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.

Nominate a Vernon Resident for Senior of the Year

Posted: November 17, 2021

The Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development is accepting nominations for 2021 Vernon Township Senior Citizen of the Year. A senior citizen will be selected from submissions and the winner will be announced at the holiday luncheon on December 15, 2021.

Nominees must meet eligibility requirements which include the following:

  • minimum five year Vernon residency
  • contributed services that benefited our community and surrounding areas
  • cannot be a township employee or member of the Vernon Township Senior Citizens Committee

To nominate a deserving senior, download, complete and return our fillable nomination form  via mail, fax or e-mail. Nominations are due by December 8, 2021.

Have questions or need more information? Contact the Vernon Township Department of Recreation and Community Development at 973.764.4055, ext. 2261.

Operation Toy Train

Posted: November 17, 2021

Operation Toy Train

Mark your calendars! Operation Toy Train is back and will be stopping in Vernon on Saturday, December 11, 2021!

The train and its crew will be pulling up to Veterans Memorial Park and our original train station (now the Tracks Deli) at 4:30 p.m.

This mission is part of Toys for Tots conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps to collect new, unwrapped toys and we are happy to be able to coordinate this stop.

Hope to see everyone there giving a big Vernon welcome to the conductor and the crew! Bring the kids for pictures with Santa aboard the train!

For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.4055, ext. 2261.

About the train and its mission