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RBR TACKLES HUNGER AT THE BIG GAME

RBR_football_food_driveRed Bank Regional students Liam Joyce, Jack Navitsky and Devon Barnes (all from Shrewsbury) display the food collections made in honor of the big Thanksgiving Day football Game of RBR versus Long Branch. Anyone attending the game will receive free admittance if they bring non-perishable food  items at the game entrance.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

A new tradition will meet the old, as football fans who donate a non-perishable food item will receive free admission to the football game between Red Bank Regional High School and Long Branch High School this Thanksgiving. The traditional matchup — one of the longest-running in the Shore area — will take place on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Kickoff is at 10 am at RBR, and all who donate—parents, children, students, RBR fans, Long Branch fans — will get in for free.

All the food collected will be donated to the Salvation Army of Red Bank, an organization that assists people in over 30 area towns, explained English teacher Cassandra Dorn, who helped initiate RBR’s fifth Football Food Drive.

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RED BANK: DON’T LET THIS ONE SLIDE BY

tromboneThe annual Trombone Night concert and BBQ dinner returns to the Salvation Army center on Newman Springs Road on Labor Day. (File photo by Peter Lindner)

It’s one of those unique and somewhat quirky annual local rituals that’s quietly become something of a best kept secreton the greater Red Bank Green — although, being a roomful of trombones, there’s really nothing quiet about it.

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LITTLE SILVER: A CLASS BATTLE, FOR A CAUSE

fooddrivePress release from Red Bank Regional High School

For the fourth year in a row, Red Bank Regional High School has utilized a “Battle of the Class” competition to motivate a school-wide food drive which benefits the local community. Over 7200 food items were donated from February through April 1 to help fill the food shelves of Lunch Break and the Salvation Army in Red Bank, at a time when large donations aren’t typically made to local pantries.

The competition included student classes and staff members, divided into teams based on zodiac signs. The winner was Team Gemini/Pisces, who overwhelmed the other competitors with over 1100 items. They team a $1000 prize toward their class account (donated by the National Honor Society), and earned points toward the popular “Battle of the Classes” activity taking place in May.

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SHOOTING (HOOPS) FOR ELKS, IN RED BANK

Press release from Red Bank Elks

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.

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