Around Town With Mayor Palmer
The Manchester Township Police and Mayor Kenneth Palmer were honored to accept an American Flag presented by United States Army Spc. Robert Korzon, a Toms River resident proudly serving his country. The flag was flown over Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, where Spc. Korzon serves with the Military Police in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Flown for 9 minutes, 11 seconds, the flag is a symbolic remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mayor Palmer was joined by Capt. Todd Malland and Lt. James Sharkey on Sept. 23, 2015, to greet Spc. Korzon in his office and accept the gift.
“I am extremely honored that in the midst of serving our country in Operation Enduring Freedom, Spc. Korzon felt compelled to present the Manchester Township Police Department with an American Flag that flew over our base in Guantanamo Bay because our Police Department far exceeds the benchmark of excellence,” said Mayor Palmer. “Spc. Korzon makes me proud to be an American and our police make me proud to live in Manchester Township.”
September is “National Hunger Action Month,” a time when organizations and businesses are doing their part to help fight hunger in the community. In addition to raising awareness within the community, ShopRite cashiers also collected donations throughout the day to help support our local food banks.
Don’t miss out on the Manchester Township Recreation Department’s “ConcertFest” this summer. August 12 and 26 will be the final Concerts this summer at Harry Wright Lake. Pictured is one of the July Concerts. See the ConcertFest Schedule (on the bottom of ManchesterTwp.com website home page) for more information.
PHOTO : Manchester’s Director of Recreation Tracey Lynch (partially hidden), Mayor Ken Palmer, helper Evan, and Business Administrator Donna Markulic during the Opening Ceremony at Manchester Township’s 150th Anniversary Celebration at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting on June 28th.
The day went out with a Bang! Manchester’s 150th Anniversary Celebration concluded after a full day of activities with a spectacular fireworks display over Harry Wright Lake in Whiting on June 28th. There was fun for the young and the young-at-heart. After the sand castle, water balloon and hula hoop contests, there were free raffles, a magic show, kayak races, karate demo and scavenger hunt. Delicious barbecue food, ice cream and craft vendors were set along the edge of the scenic Harry Wright Lake. Among the highlights of the day was Mayor Palmer in the dunk tank and the Men’s Nicest Legs competition. Music and dancing continued until dark. Local sponsors and gift donors helped to make the special celebration a huge success. Thank you to all who helped make the day possible.
PHOTO : Mayor Ken Palmer in the dunk tank at Manchester’s 150th Anniversary Celebration on June 28th.
PHOTO : Manchester’s Director of Recreation Tracey Lynch at the 150th Anniversary Opening Ceremony