On the day after Thanksgiving, join fellow Cranford residents, family and friends on the Ray White Track at Memorial Field for Track Friday 2019.
Track Friday is held on the day after Thanksgiving, a day commonly known for mega sales and commercialism. Participants are encouraged to redirect some of their Black Friday dollar s to charitable causes, while also spending time with their community and burning off some Thanksgiving calories.
There is no registration fee to participate for Track Friday; all members of the community are invited. Instead, we encourage everyone to make a donation of any amount to a charity of their choice through our MightyCause team page.
Please support a charity listed on our Leaderboard, or add your own campaign by clicking “Join Team” below.
This year, the Jaycees have added The Valerie Fund to the Team Leaderboard. The Valerie Fund is a New Jersey-based 501(c)(3) that has provided tremendous support to families in our community affected by pediatric cancer. Please consider a donation to The Valerie Fund or any of the charities on the Leaderboard.
See you at the Ray White Track on November 29th at 11 AM!
Holiday Photos at Pet Supplies Plus, Garwood. A portion of the proceeds to benefit HeARTs Speak.
Hosted by Valerie Bruder Photography and Pet Supplies Plus – Garwood NJ.
Cranford Community Blood Drive Sponsored by Cranford Jaycees
Saturday, January 11, 2020 10am – 4pm
Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Street
Appointments appreciated. To schedule an appointment go to http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS sponsor code is 16077
All donors at NYBC January drives will be entered into a sweepstake for a trip for 2 to Cancun.
The Cranford Jaycees are pleased to present the 2020 AFC NFC Fundraiser, held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the Thirsty Turtle. All money raised will benefit the Art Bilenker family. Art Bilenker is a longtime member of the Cranford Jaycees, town resident, dentist, and military veteran who was paralyzed in 2017. Funds raised will help supplement his at-home medical costs.
The AFC NFC Fundraiser will occur from 3:00-6:00pm, during the first game (the AFC Championship).
Ticket cost is $40 advance, $45 at the door. Advance ticket sales end Sunday, January 12, 2020. Only 45 tickets remain. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal, [email protected] (please select the family/friends payment option). In the event the fundraiser sells out, any tickets purchased after will be refunded to the purchaser.
Included with ticket:
Unlimited Miller Lite and Yuengling draft beer from 3:00-6:00pm (sorry, no pitchers).
Unlimited select appetizers from 3:00-4:30pm (3 serving locations).
1 craft beer chip redeemable for a select menu on tap.
$10 coupon off a future visit to Thirsty Turtle.
10% off Thirsty Turtle food menu items after 4:30pm.
There will also be Super Bowl/AFC/NFC Box Pools, daily fantasy-style contests, and raffle items.
A selection of this year’s raffle items include donations from the New York Giants, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, New York Red Bulls, Sky Blue FC, Seton Hall Men’s Basketball, New York Islanders, New York Lizards Lacrosse, State Theatre of New Jersey, and Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Join us for an afternoon of flying using the Yoga Trapeze and Aerial hammocks.
This event is Free for everyone (kid-friendly ages 5+), however, you need to sign up to reserve your spot.
There will be vendors sampling food & juices as well as raffles, from 12-3 pm.
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/165793554840059/
Find your new Furever Friend at Pet Supplies Plus in Garwood NJ!
Come join us for a great Pierogi Lunch and win some amazing tricky tray prizes to benefit Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption, Inc. and Best Friend Thrift Shop!
Click the link below to register and pay:
bfdaaa.com and click on the DONATE button.
On Friday, May 15th, join us in a one-mile virtual run/walk inspired by our Track Friday event. We encourage you to go “The Extra Mile” anywhere you’re comfortable (and permitted*), any time of the day, in honor of the high school seniors who are going the extra mile for our community.
Wear Cranford colors & sports uniforms and post pictures with the hashtag #CranfordExtraMile.
All families who register through this page (https://bit.ly/JayceesExtraMile) and make a donation (any amount within your means) to the Cranford Jaycees will be entered into a raffle for some exciting door prizes from River and Rail Cantina, one of our great longtime sponsors.
* We encourage participants to stay in their neighborhoods, only walk with family members, and follow the town’s social distancing guidelines. Participants who feel more comfortable staying on their property – or who are looking for a fun twist – can participate in “The Extra Mile Challenge” at home.
** Register at bit.ly/JayceesFish **
The Cranford Father’s Day tradition continues with the annual Leonard Snyder Memorial Fishing Derby brought to you by the Cranford Jaycees. This year, you can fish anywhere and anytime on Father’s Day, June 21st. To enter the competition, register at the link above, and post a picture of your catch with its measurements right here on this event page. We’ll announce winners by age group on 6/22.
While we can’t all meet at Nomahegan Park this year, there may be a few extra fish in the pond, should you choose to fish there. 😉 Wherever you fish, please follow all social distancing guidelines.
The Fourth of July Firecracker Road Race is going virtual for its 41st year! Run or walk the Firecracker Four-Miler, One Mile Fun Run, or Open Run at the location of your choice (following all safety regulations).
Register at https://raceforum.com/fire-4
– High school students & younger: $18 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt
– Adults: $30 + $2 processing fee, includes souvenir race shirt, plus pint glass (limited to the first 400 entrants).
Register by 6/22 to guarantee t-shirt pickup before the race.
All proceeds go towards the Jaycees Scholarship Fund and other beneficiaries from our general fundraising fund.
Join our livestream here starting at 8:15 AM including the National Anthem and with the traditional canon blast at 9:00 AM to start the race.
Submit your time for scoring. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, plus new categories. To register and for more info, go to https://raceforum.com/fire-4.
We know the Firecracker is a big part of Cranford’s Fourth of July tradition. Stay tuned for details on some fun ways we’re working on to preserve as many of its aspects as possible. Thanks as always for your support!
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to notify residents regarding our free COVID-19 walk-up test site in Garwood Borough on Thursday, September 10th, 10am-Noon at the Garwood Fire Department (415 South Avenue) provided by the Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit. Masks required. Appointment required. https://ucnj.org/walkup
Our annual fall blood drive will be on Thursday, 9/17 at the Cranford Community Center. Help us get at least 50 donors, which will unlock a $500 donation to our scholarship fund.
Pre-register at: http://bit.ly/JayceesFallBloodDrive
This year, the Cranford Jaycees are bringing Oktoberfest to you! Choose from our kits or a la carte options of food, drinks, glass mugs, and more. We’ll deliver everything to your home on or by Saturday, October 3rd. Proceeds benefit the Cranford First Aid Squad. This event typically provides 20% of their annual budget, so please help us help them!