Sesquicentennial Heats up in April
Activities include penny drive, sports lecture
The Township of West Orange's Sesquicentennial Celebration is building excitement during April with the WO 150 Penny Drive at the local schools and a special lecture at the library titled "Significant Achievements in West Orange Athletics & Sports."
Students in each of the public schools are collecting unused and unwanted pennies and bringing them to their classrooms, in hopes of winning the prize for the most pennies — tickets for the entire class to attend the Zerbini Family Circus scheduled for Sunday, July 1 , 2012. Additionally, each of the students will be receiving a commemorative WO 150 cup funded through a donation by Valley National Bank.
WO 150 Chairman Bill Kehoe encouraged the community to rally behind the drive, "We hope all the adults out there will help the kids by donating those pennies left lying around on the nightstands." The pennies will pay for the circus tickets given to the winners.
"The Coach" Joe Suriano will make a very special presentation as part of the WO Sesquicentennial Lecture series at the West Orange Public Library on April 19 at 7 p.m. "Significant Achievements in West Orange Athletics & Sports" will highlight some of great teams from West Orange High School and Mountain High School that achieved state wide acclaim. Players from many of the teams are slated to be in attendance to provide their personal recollections.
For more information on the WO 150 Celebration visit the special WO 150 section of the Recreation Department’s website www.westorange.org.