The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising on Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free and all residents are invited to attend.
The event is being co-sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa from Linden.
“Union County is home to many Polish-Americans,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is proud to acknowledge the contributions of this very active and hard-working community to our county over the years, by flying the Polish Flag over the County Seat.”
The Polish-American Community will be celebrating what has come to be known as “Pulaski Day” throughout late September and early October. With various celebrations in several municipalities, the festivities culminate in a parade down 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The Pulaski Day parade one of the oldest ethnic parades in New York.
“Our County is made stronger by its diversity and inclusion,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “I invite all residents from the County of Union to attend the Union County Pulaski Flag Raising. As a Freeholder of Polish descent, I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the Polish-American community across the country and especially within Union County.”
The flag-raising will include refreshments and food.
The event is being coordinated through the County’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. For more information please contact the Office Coordinator Nathalie Hernandez at [email protected] or 908-527-4880.
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford is proud to announce that the Rev. Liz Alexander has accepted their invitation to preach on Peacemaking and World Communion Sunday on October 6, 2019. Rev. Alexander needs no introduction to long time First Presbyterian Church members and friends. A Cranford native, Liz served as Interim Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Cranford from January 2014 to June 2016. Rev. Alexander’s last call was as Interim Pastor at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in Edison, NJ. Since retiring in the spring of 2019, Liz has been putting additional energy into advocacy work, particularly in the areas of criminal justice reform and peacebuilding.
On July 4th, 2017, on his way to the race, Art suffered a catastrophic injury when he got out to inspect the generator in his pickup truck and the truck rolled over him, paralyzing him from the neck down. As you can imagine, he and his family have had to endure a great deal since then, and members of the Jaycees, along with two veterans organizations, Project Help and Vet Rest are doing what we can to offset some of the financial burden placed upon the Bilenker family.
The flier provides information on how to purchase tickets online, but I am also available if you’d like to purchase them locally and can be reached at 908-787-2085 or [email protected] If you order two, I’ll even drop them off at your house. For those of you know and love Cranford like I do, this is what our community is all about. Thank you for your support!