Sunday afternoon eager volunteers were waiting for the staff to lay the remaining wreaths in the First Presbyterian Church and United Methodist Church cemeteries. The group then moved to Main Street, where NJDAR State Librarian Heather Smith and VFW Post 2833 Commander John Lehnert presided over a shortened memorial service. The ceremonial wreaths were posted by PFC Will Doran and local scouts.
In a moment befitting the season, Trisha Passannante who after closing up Bryan’s Luncheonette for the day drove by as we were posting the military wreaths. She spontaneously reopened the luncheonette to provide hot chocolate and cookies to all the participants!
Thank you so much to all of you who have shown your support of Roxbury Wreaths Across America by sponsoring wreaths. We would like to say a special thanks to our corporate sponsor Towne Auto Restoration for providing 100 wreaths and our business sponsor Jim Salerno Buick GMC for providing 50 wreaths. We want to acknowledge those sponsors who have donated 10 or more wreaths:
Roxbury Rotary Scotty’s Trees
Ronetco Supermarkets Caivano Family
Steven Alford Shaun Hamman
W.Kodak Jewelers Mike Salvatore
Hearth & Home IHOP Kenvil
Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home McDonough Family
Fullerton Landscaping Moretrench
Senator Bucco & Assemblyman Bucco Arentowicz Family
Delsea Termite and Pest Control Lawler Railing
DeFillippo Family Jean Acken
MJM Contracting Services JackSon Services
Towne Auto Restoration Jim Salerno Buick GMC
Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Roxbury Township DPW ADP Florham Park
VFW Post #2833 VFW Auxiliary Post #2833
Roxbury Township Police Leo Coakley
Gail Corbett Carol Grobels
Girl Scout Troops Boy Scout Troops
Brownie Troops Cub Scout Troops
Ronetco Supermarkets Bryans Luncheonette
After a short break to celebrate the holiday we will begin planning for Roxbury Wreaths Across America 2017. So save the date December 16, 2017!