Manalapan sees a jam-packed Saturday

April 15, 2013 by  

Last Saturday, April 13, was a day packed with activities in Manalapan, with an Open House for Scouts, a special lecture on the history of Gettysburg, and a pancake breakfast to raise money for various charities for victims of Hurricane Sandy all taking place.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing were used by each of the organizations hosting the events to drum up support in the township.

The day started with a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s from 8:00 am to 10:00 am hosted by Keller Williams Realty. Families were encouraged to attend as many activities were a part of the breakfast to make it more fun for families with children. Proceeds for the breakfast went to support projects related to Hurricane Sandy, a support storm which hit the east coast late last October.

Beginning at noon, the Quail Scout Reservation held an open house for boys of elementary school age and their parents to provide information about the program for Cub Scouts, how to join a local pack, and the summer camp program held at Quail Hill – which is open to both girls and boys. Tours of the camp were provided and boys were able to go fishing, play games, and try their luck at the archery ranges.

The final event was a lecture held at the Monmouth County Library at 2:00 pm to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr. Gregory J.W. Urwin of Temple University was the speaker, and he compared the Battle of Gettysburg to other victories of a decisive nature by the Union army.