I would like to remind residents that Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Let us remember the Americans who served, the wounded, the POW’s (Prisoner of War) and all the Americans that died in service to our country. I am honored to be a part of the ceremony this year, here in Washington Township. Veterans Day provides us the opportunity to pause and extend our gratitude to the men and women who have served our country at home and abroad, in times of war and in times of peace. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thank you to those on a local level, who have raised awareness of veterans’ issues, concerns, and affairs.
Veterans throughout this nation have shown how much our freedom means to them, through their bravery and service to our country. Always keep our troops in your prayers, salute the veteran seated next to you, and may God Bless America and all those who defend it. Please check our township website at www.twp.washington.nj.us and social media sites for more details about this event. Veterans Day ceremony will be on Nov. 11 at Franklin Atkinson Memorial Park at 11 a.m.
I would like to share some details to help out Public Works and municipal services. Leaves are to be raked loose to the curb according to the dates on the Leaf Schedule. Resident’s leaves can also be bagged or put in a labeled container at any time and placed out by the curb the day of your trash day.
Please separate from trash, and DO NOT rake leaves into the storm sewers. It is a violation of the State DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) Storm Water Management Laws.
To view information regarding loose leaf, pick up please log into twp.washington.nj.us see “Yard Waste” under the public works option. Please contact Department of Public Works for more assistance (856) 589-0520 ext. 2402.
Upcoming Township Events
I would like to take this opportunity to announce some upcoming events in Washington Township. Please visit our website www.twp.washington.nj.us for the following events.
- The Annual Tree Lighting ceremony and Winter Village on Friday, Dec. 1. Winter Village opens at 6 p.m. followed by Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Located at Washington Lake Park Amphitheater.
- Magic of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. located at Olde Stone Village.
- Our fourth annual Veterans Wall of Honor ceremony on Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at the Washington Township Municipal Building.
- Light Up the Township entry deadline is Monday, Nov. 28 and decorating deadline is Thursday, Dec. 10. Please note judges will be out on the weekend evenings of Dec. 15-17, between 6-9 p.m. Winners will be notified on Monday, Dec. 18 via phone call. Winning families will be awarded at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.
The municipal building will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.
Joann Gattinelli, Mayor of Washington Township