Thursday, August 30, 2012
Despite giving $8.2 million in 2008, both sections of Lacey fell short of state and national averages
Forked River and Lanoka Harbor residents gave a total of $8.2 million to charity in 2008 but both sections of Lacey Township gave less on average as a proportion of discretionary income when compared to New Jersey and the entire United States, a recent analysis shows. Forked River residents gave an average of 2.6 percent of their discretionary income ($52,054) to charity in 2008, the most recent year studied by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, a service that covers the nonprofit industry. Lanoka Harbor residents were only slightly less generous, giving 2.7 percent of their discretionary income ($59,001) to charity in 2008. Those averages align with the county (2.7 percent) but fall short when compared with the state (3.7 percent) and …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
High school's Interact Club puts on its largest fundraiser of the year
The Interact Club held one last fundraiser, Dance for the Cure, at Lacey Township High School to benefit Ocean of Love, a nonprofit for those suffering with pediatric cancer. Dance schools and teams joined together to raise funds. The event also featured a Chinese auction and a local teenage band. Approximately $8,000 was expected to be raised for Ocean of Love, which provides financial and emotional support to Ocean County children with cancer and their families.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Rotary Club of Forked River held their first annual Doggie Derby
Over 100 dogs came out for the Rotary Club of Forked River's Doggie Derby in Lacey on Sunday, Oct. 2. Contests and demonstrations filled the afternoons activities. Vendors ringed the field with dog treats, veterinary care, and local causes. The US Park police demonstrated their bomb sniffing dog as well.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Join the Lanoka Harbor EMS for this first annual event
The Lanoka Harbor EMS is holding its first annual Texas Hold-Em Motorcycle Run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lacey Township Middle School on Saturday. The event includes a 60-mile motorcycle course, Texas Hold-Em, door prizes, and vendors. The winning hand will win a $200 cash prize and there will be drawings for other prizes. There is a free BBQ for all paid participants. Admission is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger, $20 for a vendor. All proceeds benefit the Lanoka Harbor EMS.