The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona held a creative writing contest in December and is very pleased to announce the winners.
The contest received 71 entries in total and a panel of judges made up of six Verona residents picked the three winners who all attend HBW Middle School. First place was awarded to “A World With No Sound” by Katie Hunt, who is a 7th grader. Second place was awarded to “Applause “by Emily Wynne”, an 8th grader. Third place was awarded to “Always Remember” by Eleanor Newman, a 7th grader.
The contest was open to Verona residents in grades six, seven and eight. The first place winner received a $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble and the second and third place each received $25 gift certificates.
Katie Hunt’s first place winning story will be submitted to the state-wide creative writing contest sponsored by the New Jersey Federation of Woman’s Clubs.
“The high quality of the creative writing in stories written by Verona’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students impressed the panel of judges,” said Christine McGrath and Julia Allen, Arts Creative Chairwomen for the Verona Juniors. “We loved reading all of the stories and look forward to hosting this contest again in the future.”
Read the winning stories below.
Ticket price ($45) includes admission, DJ entertainment, light refreshments, beer, and wine. 80s/90s Costume Party! Prize will be given to best costume. You must be 21 years old to attend
The Junior Women's Club hosted their annual spelling bee in the auditorium of F. N. Brown Elementary School on January 21, 2017. The spelling bee was open to all Verona 4th and 5th graders and the kids all did a fantastic job. A special thank you to our panel of judges: Verona Public Library Director Cheryl Ashley, Library Media Specialist Corisa Walker and Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Charles Miller.
Congratulations to our 2017 Spelling bee champions and thank you to all who participated!
1st Place: Stephen Gaffney
2nd Place: Christopher Sluck
3rd Place: Owen Chanana
It was an honor and a privilege to work with Connie Pifher for all of these years. The Verona Juniors are going to miss her so much! Best of luck to her in her retirement!
We had a great time getting into the holiday spirit while caroling with neighborhood Girl Scout troops!
This month we gathered for dinner and drinks and welcomed new members Shannon Curtin, Laura Desai, Christy DiBartolo, Jamie Doshi, Erica Guaricci, Shannon Maehr,Michele Nardino, Carrie Quigley, Andrea Santamaria, and Rita Scelfo!
The Junior Woman's Club of Verona was able to purchase gift cards totaling $3,250 for Verona families in need! The Juniors would like to thank the Verona community for supporting our fundraisers, such as the Bunny Brunch and Discount Cards. Your support made this donation possible. THANK YOU and have a great Thanksgiving. #veronafightshunger
Take note Verona residents. Very easy place to donate your turkeys. The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, New Jersey is very easy to get to - right next to Egan and Sons back parking lot. Thank you!
A message from the Human Needs Food Pantry: Thanksgiving is around the corner and we ask that you remember the food pantry as you begin shopping for your holiday meal. We like to give our clients all the things they need to celebrate with their families, so we will be looking for the following items: canned fruit, canned vegetables, boxed or bagged stuffing, packaged gravy (NO jars please), canned yams, pie fillings & crusts or anything else that you would put on your own holiday tables. We are NOT ready to take turkeys yet; see below.
In addition to our usual Tuesday and Thursday hours for donations, we will be open on Friday, 11/18, Saturday, 11/19 and Sunday, 11/20 from 8:30am until 1:00pm each of those days. We are closed on Thanksgiving.
We WILL be accepting turkeys on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11/18th, 19th & 20th. Since some of our older clients are unable to handle a turkey we will also be looking for some large roasting chickens. THANK YOU in advance for all of your support; we can't do it without you!!
We had a fantastic morning at Boo Fest today! Thank you for coming out to eat, craft, and sing. This event is a perfect family friendly morning full of costumes, food, fantastic music from Preschool Of Rock, and crafts! Come to support the Juniors as we raise funds to support our drive to donate $10,000 back into the Verona community! Thank you Little Nest Portraits and Hot Bagels - N - More for sponsoring the event.
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