Around Town With Mayor Palmer
Rolling Thunder, an organization dedicated to educating the public about POW/MIA service members, joined with Manchester Township’s Veterans Committee to unveil a “Chair of Honor” in the Municipal Complex lobby on April 5th.
With 91,000 United States service members missing since World War I, the unveiling was about raising awareness, according to Rolling Thunder Vice President Charles Webster. “Today’s ceremony speaks for them,” he said. The Chair of Honor is a simple yet powerful reminder of the thousands of service members who remain unaccounted for.
Mayor Ken Palmer recognized that our Township has a substantial population of Veterans, which means this issue hits close to home for many. Our Township’s Veterans Advisory Committee actively finds ways to recognize and care for Manchester Township’s Veterans. “It’s a privilege for us to place this Chair of Honor in our Town Hall,” said Mayor Palmer.
March is “Read Across America” month, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer, Council President Jim Vaccaro, Councilman Craig Wallis, and other local dignitaries visited Manchester’s three elementary schools and read to our students. MTES Principal Linda Waldron and Mayor Palmer also appeared on MTES-TV and presented “Morning Announcements” to the staff and students.
Attached please find correspondence and scholarship application from Mayor Ken Palmer for the NJ State League of Municipalities Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship.
The DEADLINE has been extended to WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th, 2016.
Employees honored at this year’s awards ceremony. Click here for more detailed information.
Hundreds gathered at the Manchester Township Municipal Complex to continue the joyous tradition of joining in our Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 4. As one of the many events hosted by Manchester Township’s Recreation Department, the annual ceremony allows residents to join together to celebrate the holiday season with their neighbors.
Rev. David Rittinger of Whiting Bible Church began the festivities by offering the invocation. Mayor Kenneth Palmer then delivered opening remarks, wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. “This is the time to come together and celebrate all of the good things in our lives,” including our friends, family, and community, said Mayor Palmer.
The festivities continued with musical performances by Shayna Goble, Kayla Fata, and Amber Lowe; Cub Scout Pack 44; the Manchester School Chorus; Manchester Township High School band; and Amanda Batista. Santa Claus himself made a special appearance, arriving at the Municipal Complex with much fanfare aboard a Manchester Volunteer Fire Company engine. To cap off the night, children and their families were welcomed into the Civic Center for refreshments and a visit with Santa.
A special thank you goes out to Manchester Manor, Whiting Health Care, Pines at Whiting, Crestwood Manor, and La Bove Grande for their generous donations of refreshments. Also providing invaluable assistance in bringing this event together were the Manchester First Aid and Rescue Squad, Manchester Volunteer Fire Company, Manchester Buildings and Grounds Staff, Municipal Staff, Social and Senior Service Staff, and Joe Tomei.
Among those in attendance were members of the Township Council, Business Administrator Donna Markulic, and numerous municipal employees and their families. Remember, the Recreation Department’s Holiday Home Decoration Contest is in full swing – call 732-657-8121, ext. 5102 or 5101 by Friday, December 11, to enter. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared in this special event!