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Posted on: October 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Accolades Abound at the October Township Committee Meeting

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The October Township Committee meeting was brimming with accolades for generous donations, good causes and jobs well done.

Thank You Middletown Day 2016 Sponsors!
The Mayor and Township Committee thanked Middletown Day’s top sponsors at the October meeting. The fall festival, held in September, is fully funded through donations from local businesses, individuals and organizations.

This year’s gold sponsors are: T & M, Archer & Greiner, P.C., O’Toole, Fernandez, Weiner, VanLieu, and Barnabas Health.

Silver sponsors are: Brown & Brown, Capehart Scatchard, Century 21 Thomson & Co., Memorial Sloan Kettering, Maser Consulting, Middletown Public Library, Middletown Township Education Association, Provident Bank and QualCare Inc.

Bronze sponsors are: Columbia Bank, Community YMCA, Investors Savings Bank
New Jersey Natural Gas, Pool World, Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital and Saker ShopRites, Inc.

The governing body also recognized the day’s organizers on a job well done. Certificates of recognition were issued to Recreation Director Janet Dellett, Maggie O’Brien Middletown Arts Center Director, Public Works & Engineering Director Ted Maloney and Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering Victor J. Wymbs.

Call 732-615-2260 for information on Middletown Day 2017.

Thank You September 11th Memorial Service Organizers!
Middletown paid tribute to the 37 residents the township lost in the World Trade Center Tragedy 15 years ago with a Memorial Service held on September 11, 2016. More than 750 people attended the evening commemoration. The Mayor and Township Committee thanked key service organizers for their role in helping to create a beautiful commemoration for the community. Certificates of appreciation were issued to: Secretary to the Mayor Paula Augostino, Recreation Director Janet E. Dellett, Public Information Officer Cindy A. Herrschaft, Assistant to the Mayor Maureen Raisch, Public Works & Engineering Director Ted Maloney, Middletown Arts Center Director Maggie O’Brien, and Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering Victor J. Wymbs.

Thank You Farmers Market 2016 Organizers!
The township held its first two Farmers and Makers Markets at the Middletown Arts Center this year. Markets, which included local produce and handmade goods, were held in August and September. The township is considering weekly markets in 2017.

The Mayor and Township Committee thanked the new program’s key organizers. They are: Recreation Director Janet Dellett, Middletown Arts Center Director Maggie O’Brien, Assistant Director of Public Works & Engineering Victor J. Wymbs, Planning Director Sanyogita Chavan and Community Development Director Amy H. Sarrinikolaou.

Thank You American Legion 338!
American Legion 338 presented a $1,000 check to the township to help fund restoration of a World War I monument located on Church Street in the Belford section of Middletown. American Legion Commander Ron Stark and legion member Tom Garretson presented the check to Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger during the October Township Committee meeting.

The World War I monument consists of a life-size statue of a doughboy standing at attention in full uniform with the barrel of a rifle in his right hand and the butt of the rifle on the ground. The figure is set upon a granite plinth, square in cross-section, with an angled top, resting on a rusticated granite slab. It was dedicated circa 1930. A bronze plaque mounted on the front of the plinth contains the names of local soldiers from Belford, Port Monmouth & New Monmouth, NJ who served in the war.

Support Track Friday this November
The Mayor and Township Committee have proclaimed Friday, November 25th as Track Friday in Middletown Township. Track Friday Board of Trustees Robert Adinolfi and Kate Melone were on hand to accept the proclamation.
Track Friday was born in 2012 in the wake of Superstorm Sandy when Middletown North graduate Eric Rubinson put together an informal fundraiser to promote awareness for reputable causes supporting relief and recovery efforts. Rubinson pledged and ultimately ran a marathon – that’s 105.5 laps – to raise funds for those impacted. This homegrown event returns annually to the Middletown North Track on the day after Thanksgiving to promote activity, volunteerism and charity on a day that is commonly associated with commercialism. Track Friday has raised more than $110,000 since its inception. It continues to gain momentum every year with hundreds of participants taking to tracks in multiple states.

The Mayor and Township Committee encourage residents to support this worthwhile movement to turn Black Friday into a day of giving. Visit for more information.

Happy 30th Anniversary Middletown Pancake House
The Mayor and Township Committee also congratulated Kitsa Mavrode on Middletown Pancake’s 30th Anniversary. The familiar white-columned building that the Middletown Pancake House calls home has been a breakfast hot spot since its construction 75 years ago in 1941. The Middletown Pancake House as we know it today was born in 1986 when the Papas and Fontinos families bought the restaurant. The operation continues to be a familiar affair with Mavrode in charge of daily operations.

The Middletown Pancake House is located at 1610 Route 35. They are open for breakfast and lunch.

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