July is Park and Recreation Month. Why not celebrate Park and Recreation Month by helping to keep our parks and beaches clean? Parks, including playgrounds, rivers and beaches are important to our environment and to our physical and mental health. Everyone needs a beautiful, safe and clean place where they can relax or play.
It is important to recognize the health benefits for adults and for children. It has been stated by the National Recreation and Park Association that playing in parks actually helps children maintain healthy bones and muscles and improves self-esteem.
Furthermore, it is very important today that we teach and encourage our youth to get involved in keeping our parks and beaches clean starting at a young age. This will help our
Just a reminder, July is also the month of the Monmouth County Fair. Another grand county event spearheaded by Lillian Burry, Freeholder and liaison to the Parks and Recreation Department. This year the fair will run from July 24th through July 28th. The dates and times will be Wednesday through Saturday from and Sunday from As in previous years the Monmouth County Fair will be held at the East Freehold Show grounds located on
Lastly, and looking ahead the Second Annual “Made in Monmouth” event is scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24, 2013 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. There are currently 100 vendors registered, and these vendors make a wide variety of consumer products including custom furniture, cabinetry and stained glass, as well as fashion accessories, many different types of jewelry, cakes, pretzels, wine, chocolates and products for children and pets. All of these products are made right here in Monmouth County. The event is free to both vendors and the public. The Board of Chosen Freeholders invites you to call our Department of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 if you make a product in Monmouth County. Made in Monmouth is a wonderful way for residents to see the quality and creativity of the products made locally.
Thomas A. Arnone is Freeholder Director of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders