Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mayor's Gala Honors Dedicated Scotch Plains Volunteers

23rd annual Scotch Plains Mayor’s Gala

Last week I had the honor of recognizing the dedicated volunteers that have humbly served the Township of Scotch Plains. It's because of their activism our community has been able to create opportunities for those in need. Thank you for your service!

Marie Leppert
Past president of The College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains

Ruby and Thurman Simmons
The John Shippen Memorial Golf Foundation was established to commemorate the Shady Rest Golf and Country club and African American golf great, John Shippen, the club’s long time professional and greens supervisor. Through the efforts of Scholarship Committee Chairwoman Ruby Simmons, the Foundation awarded its first annual college scholarship in 1992. The scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance to needy area minority youth demonstrating academic prowess and skill in golf.

John Lestarchick
Deputy chief of the Scotch Plains Fire Department
A special thank you to Mayor Kevin Glover for the invitation to participate in such a special event. 

- Assemblyman Jerry Green

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