Oceanport Lions’ Fair Raises $10,000 For Community
OCEANPORT: The Lions’ Club Strawberry Fair has closed out one of its most successful years with a gift to the borough community.
Lion John Bonforte presented the Oceanport Council with a check for $10,000 that will be divided among several groups. $2,000 will go to the Oceanport First Aid Squad, $1,000 will go to the Oceanport Police Department, $250 will go to the Oceanport Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Company, The Port Au Peck Chemical Hose Company and its fire police will receive $250 and $500, respectively, and the remaining $6,000 will go to to borough of Oceanport.
As for the fair itself, annual event was held at Monmouth Park two weeks ago and featured rides, games and food, including the traditional strawberry short cake. Included in the fun was the animals’ display where youngsters delighted in getting a close up view of the furry friends.
Other proceeds go to Lions charities, eyesight impaired and other difficulties that are often a challenge to address, and expensive at that.
This was the 14th event held at the Park, and encouraged volunteers to plan for next near.
As typical for Lions organizations, the West Long Branch chapter was allocated a table under the big tent where folks rested to eat or just chat with friends. The West Long Branch Lions were selling 50-50 chances with the drawing for a winner scheduled to be at the fireworks display at Franklin Lake. The chance drawing will be about 9:00 P.M. that evening at the pagoda shell.
The Oceanport Lions Club will have two $1000 scholarships available for High School Seniors planning to further their education by attending a college or university. Any senior high school student who resides in Oceanport or is the son, daughter or grandchild of an Oceanport Lion member in good standing may apply.
The award will be based on school academic achievements, school activities, community service, and a TYPEWRITTEN essay of at least 500 words. Applications may be obtained from your Guidance Counselor or can be downloaded at: Oceanport Lions Club Scholarship Application.
For additional information, please contact your high school scholarship counselor first or you may contact Mark Barreca, Lions Club Scholarship Committee Chair, at (201) 563-2948 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.