Thanks to an article appearing in the Independent, written by Erin Stattel, we became aware of the Annual Softball Game and Barbecue picnic held by the Schoffel family in memory of Linda Schoeffel. It will be held at Gravelly Brook Park on July 26th at 11am. Raindate Aug. 2. Proceeds of this event will go to the American Lung Association.
This was not reported by Councilman Kevin Mendes, Chairman of the Police, Fire & Safety Committee, at last night's meeting. We think it is important to note the Matawan Police Dept. and Fire Departments play an important role in this charity event. As in many cases the Police & Fire Departments do not get enough recognition for the good things they do for the community. Kudos to them and to the Schoeffel Family.
The softball game will be played by the Matawan Police Dept. vs. Friends & Family of Linda Schoeffel. The Fire Dept. will be manning the Barbecue. Guess it's a fire thing. Needless to say having attended a few of the Fire Dept. cookouts, it should be something to look forward to enjoying. Other events will be face painting for the children, caricatures and music by local bands. Some really great items will be raffled off.
The American Lung Association will have a table with info on smoking cessation. Cornell Medical Center will be doing lung screenings at a discount price.
A suggested donation of $30 per person is requested. Further information can be obtained by calling MATTHEW SCHOFFEL AT 732 566 3335. Any donation will be going to a worthwhile cause. What a wonderful way of remembering Linda Schoeffel!