Well summer is over and so is the Lakehurst Farmer’s Market. I can’t believe 11 weeks came and went so quick. I am very proud to be part of The Lakehurst Revitalization Association. This group organized and ran the Farmer’s Market. I am truly going to miss our Sunday morning set ups with a cup of Lucky 7 coffee and breakfast sandwiches.
There are a couple of groups I would like to acknowledge and thank for their help in ensuring the inaugural season was a success. The Lakehurst Revitalization Association for, well doing it all! All of the farmers and vendors, DJ Brian Dugan for some great music, the Lakehurst Fire Department, the Lakehurst First Aid, the Lakehurst Police Department and the Girl Scouts for helping out each week. I would also like to thank both the Manchester Times and the Manchester Patch for all the nice articles about the market, our local churches and businesses for helping get the word out about the Farmers Market. But most of all I want to thank you our residents and surrounding residents for patronizing the market. Thank you! Next season will be here before we know it.
Also the Association is working along with some great residents on some upcoming events such as a fall festival for our young residents and a Halloween dance for our midgrade residents. If you would like to be part of these great events we will be meeting every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the lake or at the Community Center if the weather is bad.
Lakehurst is such a great place to raise a family. I remember when my kids were young and they would explore across town. I would get a phone call, “hey Harry, do you know your boys crossed the highway?” In Lakehurst you know who your neighbors are. Not only next door but down the street and around the corner as well.
This is what makes our town so special. Yes we are lucky to live in such a great town. But what makes it a community is the resident involvement. So, I encourage you to come out to a Council meeting or a meeting with the Mayor on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Horicon weather permitting, or the Community Center if it’s raining. These informal meetings have been dubbed “Harry Hour." So come get involved, I hope to see you there.
I would like to leave you with a quote by Tony Blair: “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
God Bless American, God Bless Lakehurst and God Bless our Troops.