A Message From Mayor Henry
The cool, crisp fall season is upon us, school is well underway, and harvest activities are plentiful. We have some wonderful events planned for the community that I would like to highlight here.
The annual Stride and Ride Relay ceremony sponsored by the charitable veteran’s organization, Give2Those, will be held on Tuesday, October 8th at 12noon at the 9-11 Memorial in the Municipal Complex. The Relay helps to keep alive the memories of the individuals who lost their lives, not only on September 11, 2001, but in the subsequent years either due to 9/11 related illness, service-related injuries, or the invisible wounds of war. This 911 mile journey begins at Boston’s Logan Airport, with stops at municipalities and VFWs along the way, culminating at Arlington Ceremony. A 15-member tactical team runs, cycles and drives the route, carrying a flag and photographs of veterans, first responders and those who have given their lives for our country. I encourage residents to join us as we pay tribute, and please feel free to bring photographs of any loved ones who have sacrificed for us. Those photographs will be added to the flag and all photographs will be acknowledged at Arlington during the concluding ceremony.
Another great community event being offered is our annual Halloween Spooktacular, which will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 11am-2pm at the Municipal Complex. The Spooktacular is geared for families, with games, crafts and trick-or-treating, and costumes of course, are encouraged! In addition, we will once again be hosting our Haunted House at the Civic Center, from Wednesday, October 23 – Friday, October 25 from 7-9pm and on Saturday, October 26th from 11am-3pm. This event is designed to truly scare you with spooky décor and creatures of the night, and is therefore geared for adults and kids ages 10 and over. For more information about these free Halloween events or other fall sports and recreation programs, please check our website at: www.oldbridge.com/recreation.
One last note, please remember that Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. Polls will be open from 6am until 8pm; if you are not already registered to vote, the last day to do so is Tuesday, October 15th. Forms can be obtained at the Clerk’s Office; please call 732-721-5600 ext. 2200.
Mayor Owen Henry