Over the years, the race has attracted a steadily increasing number of runners, from 600 a decade ago to nearly double that in 2015. In the last three years alone, the race has attracted runners from 17 states and Canada. Since 2010, the Navesink Challenge has raised more than $60,000 for its beneficiaries.
The Navesink Challenge is celebrated for its location along one of the prettiest courses in Monmouth County, through the woods and back roads of Navesink. It includes two races: A challenging 15K run beginning at 10 a.m., and a 5K run/walk at 10:10 a.m. Both distances feature scenic country roads and several hilly sections through some of the beautiful properties in Huber Woods, and along Cooper and Browns Dock Roads; areas which have been preserved by MCF for the public to enjoy.
On Saturday, November 14, the Red Bank Regional Buc Backer Foundation will hold a Fall Fest fundraising event at the Elks Club, 40 West Front Street in Red Bank. Running from 7 to 11 pm, the festive evening features entertainment by The Honey Badgers, chance and silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, cash bar and dinner. Tickets are $50 per person ($45 if purchased by 11/7/15.), and may be purchased here through PayPal, or by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit Red Bank Regional High School.
Nearly 100 children and adults with developmental disabilities attended the Red Bank Elks’ holiday party on Decemmber 15, an annual tradition featuring clowns, balloons, singing, food and Santa himself. The guest list included participants of The Arc of Monmouth’s Recreation programs as well as Elks’ family members with developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Monmouth presented a “thank you” plaque to Butch Della Pietro (pictured right), chairman of the Special Needs Children committee, who has organized this event for the past 25 years.
“We are so grateful to Butch and the Elks for their longtime support of individuals with developmental disabilities”, said Cindy Wiegers, The Arc’s Director of Recreation. “Social interaction is so critical to the well being of people with disabilities, and the Elks understand that and take pride in this event”.
The Arc of Monmouth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serving more than 1,300 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through education, vocational training, residential services, health care, supported employment, recreation, individual and family supports, self-directed services and advocacy.
Elks believe that sporting activities for youngsters provide spirited competition, develop character, and help make new friendships.
So the Red Bank Elks Lodge is inviting the local area youth to our free basketball HoopShoot® contest, a free-throw competition, on Sunday December 22nd at 1:30pm at the Salvation Army gym on 180 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank.
The competition is open to boys and girls in three age categories: 8 to 9, 10 to 11, and 12 to 13 (ages as of April 1, 2014). Scoring is based on each contestant shooting 25 free throws.
Red Bank and Shrewsbury honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks Tuesday night, particularly four of their own. (Video and photos by Stacie Fanelli.)
In Riverside Gardens Park, the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 hosted a ceremony for the 11th year straight at which at which a rose-laying atop the park’s memorial garden followed Mayor Pat Menna’s words about American courage. The Red Bank area chapter of the Chorus of the Atlantic laid down a memorable version of ‘God Bless America.’
A home on Bingham Avenue in Rumson displays a row of miniature American flags in recognition of Memorial Day, which is Monday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Memorial Day is this Monday, signifying not just a long weekend and the unofficial start to the summer season, but most importantly a holiday to pay tribute to the American soldiers who’ve died in service to the country.
Here’s a roundup of Decoration Day events around the redbankgreen.