LITTLE SILVER GETS ITS OWN DAY

Many communities around the area feature a special day for their residents — and on June 25, 2016, Little Silver residents are invited to celebrate all of the amazing people, businesses and organizations in their home town, when the inaugural Little Silver Day kicks off with a Saturday afternoon of live music, children’s events, food, adult beverages and a spectacular ending that will light up the night sky.

The event, which will be held from 3 to 9 pm at the borough’s fields between the library and the Markham Place School behind Borough Hall, will be free to Little Silver residents, with nominal fees charged for food and beverages to help support the staging of the event. Volunteer committees have been formed, and plans are well underway for this community event. Little Silver hopes it can become an annual event that will take on added significance in several years, when the borough celebrates its centennial in 2023.

A town of approximately 6,000 residents, ideally located minutes from the Jersey Shore beaches (and New York City via direct train commute), Little Silver can trace its history back to 1667, when brothers Joseph and Peter Parker first settled the area. The town was actually incorporated as a borough from portions of Shrewsbury Township, by an act of New Jersey Legislation in the spring of 1923.

Prospective sponsors are being sought for the June 25 event, and the event’s website should be ready in the coming weeks. Additionally, an application for 501c3 not-for-profit status will be filed, in order to help fund the event (as well as to support local education, recreation and other initiatives). The borough is expecting more than 1,000 attendees from town, and is looking to count upon the participation of all Little Silver-based businesses.

Rain date for Little Silver Day is Sunday, June 26, 2016. To sign up as a volunteer or offer other welcome input — or to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities and other ways to get involved — contact event coordinator Rick Brandt at (908)675-7646 or email RickBrandt80@gmail.com.