On behalf of the Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful Committee and the Mayor and Council, I would like to thank all the volunteers who came out on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 for our seventeenth annual clean up day. Over 140 volunteers participated. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of our environment and the impact of litter. Hackensack Street and Valley Blvd. together with our newest neighborhood at Wesmont Station were cleaned while flowers were freshly planted at the Library, Civic Center, Senior Center, Veterans Park on Valley Blvd. and the Welcome to Wood-Ridge sign entering north on Valley Blvd. from Carlstadt. A shredding event was also held on Sunday, June 5th from 9AM -1PM in front of the Civic Center. This event was sponsored by the Bergen County Board of Health and the BCUA.This years tee shirt art design contest was offered to students in grades 7 and 8 with the winner, Kimberly Torres, receiving a check for $50, compliments of the Mayor and Council. Her artwork design and name were prominently displayed on the front of each tee shirt.
A special thank you to Shop-Rite of Wallington, the Inserra family, Jersey Pizza, Basile’s Pizza, Florenzia Pizzeria and Emilia Romagna Pizza and Lyndhurst Pastry Shop for their generous donations of all food items, Tullo Ice of Hasbrouck Heights for donating ice and the Bergen County Department of Health for the use of their cleaning utensils and Wendy’s of Wood-Ridge for the donation of their lemonade truck and all their volunteers!!!
It was gratifying to see the shared efforts of many organizations in town including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, WRHS students, Police Department Auxiliary, Fire / EMS Department, DPW, Transformation Life Church, Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Teterboro Airport representatives and individual families, all working together with enthusiasm and cooperation for the betterment of Wood-Ridge. Wood-Ridge a special place to live and it was certainly evident that friends and neighbors take pride in our community. I would like to encourage all residents and business owners to do their part to "Keep Wood-Ridge Beautiful" all year round by picking up litter and recycling. Set an example for all to follow!
Councilman Ezio Altamura and Councilman Ed Marino, Co-Chairmen, KWRB
Borough of Wood-Ridge