I would like to start this week’s column off by encouraging residents to support local business. I know how easy it is to go to one of those chains and grab and go. But you are missing out on one of the things that make Lakehurst, Lakehurst. I love being able to go into any business in town and hear all the local gossip. You can always see flyers of local organizations that are having fund raisers and what not. Heck, sometimes I’m even told how to do my job as Mayor the right way, LOL. But I do believe we are all losing sight of just what small town pride is all about.
On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day — the day I change my name to Mayor O’Robbins — the Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner dance, at the Lakehurst Community Center on Center Street. You must be 21 years or older attend. There will be corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, dessert and beverages as well as dancing, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. DJ Brian will be your entertainment. For $5.00 you can buy a beer mug that comes with free refills. There will even be a designated driver to provide rides for local residents. You can obtain your advance tickets by calling 732-657-1106 or at Lakehurstfiredept@gmail.com.
I held my first informal meet with the mayor meeting on the Feb. 15. Eight residents, Council President James Davis and I were in attendance. There were a lot of great ideas. Such as, Mrs. Baranyay and Mrs. Barker envision a Lake Horicon Farmers Market with a concession stand. Mrs. Pratt researched and found that the Georgia Satyr butterfly lives at Lake Horicon. The next closest population is over 200 miles away in Southeastern Virginia. Thank you to all who came. Our meetings from now on will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center on Center Street.
At our council meeting on February the 16th, the council passed a resolution to move the election for School Board members and the school budget from April to November’s general election.
The council and myself believes that more residents will come out and vote for their school board members and the school budget if held with the general election in November, then if by itself it April.
God Bless America, God Bless Lakehurst and God Bless our Troops,
Mayor Harry Robbins