The Red Bank Primary School Choir sang “God Bless the USA.” Below, Scouts troops 67 and 965 led the pledge of allegiance. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Americans should should “remember those people who gave all so you could have the life you have,” a keynote speaker told about 125 area residents assembled in Red Bank for a Memorial Day ceremony Monday.
“They made a sacrifice so that we could all be here and have the ability to live the lives that we do,” Army Colonel Bill Putnam told the gathering, at the Veterans Monument on Monmouth Street at Drummond Place.
The 2020 Red Bank Classic kicks off at 8 a.m. on June 20 in downtown Red Bank. (John Vitollo)
The third annual Red Bank Classic 5K will return to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 20 to raise support for youth development programs at the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Red Bank Family YMCA.
A shot from the Red Bank Centennial parade held May 17, 2008. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
If it seems like ages since Red Bank had a parade other than its annual Halloween costumefest, well yeah. Was the last civic parade really 11 years ago, to mark the borough’s first century as an independent entity?
The Parks and Rec department hopes to end the dry spell by bringing back a lost tradition two weeks from today: the Memorial Day parade.
On a warm and sunny afternoon, a new generation of zombies, princesses, dapper fellows and even a vending machine with legs assembled for the 70th edition of the annual Red Bank Halloween Parade Sunday.
Check out redbankgreen‘s photos from the event below.
Brothers and former major leaguers Jeff Frazier (who played seven years with the Tigers, Marlins and Nationals) and Charlie Frazier (six years with the Marlins) of Frazier Baseball put on a batting clinic for about 100 kids at Count Basie Fields in Red Bank Monday morning – and waived the $99 fee for about two dozen boys and girls from the borough rec department’s spring softball and baseball squads, said department Director Tamila Bumback.
The borough teams “don’t have a history of being very strong,” Bumback told redbankgreen, “but we’re looking to improve, and this should help.” (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Red Bank Little Leaguers pose with their new parks and rec director Memone Paden Crystian. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The Memone Paden Crystian era has begun in Red Bank’s Parks & Rec Department.
The borough resident and mother of three was named Recreation Director on Monday night, four months after the Menna administration decided, without explanation, not to reappoint longtime director Bob Evans.
Memone, who serves as president of Lunch Break‘s Board of Trustees, had been an alternate member of the Recreation Committee since January. She told redbankgreen that for the last couple years she’d been trying to get onto the committee.
John Hird at last night’s meeting of the parks & rec committee. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
If you were around Red Bank in 2003, seeing John Hird’s face at Borough Hall these days may seem like deja vu.
Hird is back, and in the same role he was the first time the Red Bank Parks and Recreation Committee was in a bind, as interim director of the department.
This time, the full-time Parks & Rec director for Rumson is stepping in for Bob Evans, who was told a couple weeks ago he wouldn’t be reappointed to the position he’s held since 2004, said Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels. Terms run from January 1 to December 31.