Honored volunteer spirit – SNJ Today
We have mentioned our A Taste of Vineland and Volunteer Recognition event several times in previous columns, but now that the word is out regarding who we will be honoring, I wanted to go into more detail on this.
The event, now in its 10th year, will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course, 4049 Italia Ave., Vineland. The main sponsors are First Choice Freezer & Cold Storage and M & O Freezer & Cold Storage. Many of Vineland’s best restaurants will feature samples of their signature dishes: entrees, appetizers and desserts. We will also have a silent auction.
However, we also recognize those who have worked closely with Main Street Vineland on its projects and initiatives.
Kirk and Kathleen Maven will be honored as “Volunteer of the Year”. They are always there to volunteer, at meetings, at events (where they are often the first to arrive and the last to leave) and that is dedication. According to Kathy, Kirk started following Main Street Vineland on Facebook and they attended a meeting of potential Main Street Vineland volunteers. “The rest, as they say, is history,” she said. “We go to all the meetings we can, we volunteer for every event and enjoy every minute! “
The 1st members of the NJ Federal Credit Union will be honored as “Community Partner of the Year”. They have worked closely with us on projects and events, including sponsorships and grants. In the words of their CEO / President Eileen Crean, “Members 1st is committed to providing the community with the resources necessary to enrich their financial well-being. We do this by providing financial education programs on topics such as budgeting, first-time home buying, and student financial reality shows. Through our partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, we were able to award 51 grants totaling $ 172,000 to small businesses and nonprofits that were struggling due to the pandemic. In this and many other ways, Members 1st has been a worthy community partner.
SNJ Today will be honored as “Media Partner of the Year”. This includes the newspaper and its partner media: POP FM 99.9, Our Town Magazines, Xspero and LeadUp Solutions. They have provided regular coverage, publicity and support for Main Street Vineland in print, online and on the radio. This includes this column, advertising, promotions, a regular live forum on SNJ Today 99.9 POP FM, Channel 22, and Facebook Live on facebook.com/snjtodayradio so that we can provide important business information every Wednesday, at 9 o’clock. , and more. They were real partners.
Show your support and come to the event. Tickets cost $ 40 and proceeds will go towards downtown beautification, business recruitment and development, and events. Tables of 10 are available for $ 400. Tickets can be obtained online by clicking on the event link on TheAve.biz. A limited number of tickets are available at the Main Street Vineland office. Call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653 for details.