Barnegat Township Committee Gives Volunteers Special Recognition

Jun 13, 2018

Volunteer organizations took center stage at the June 12 Barnegat Township Committee meeting as certificates of appreciation were presented to representatives of the fire company, first aid squad and food pantry.

“We need to recognize these people who help give us a community we can be proud of,” said Mayor Frank Caputo.

He said the fire company, established in 1909, covers 41 square miles, ranging from the waterfront to forested areas on the west side of town.

“While many people are sleeping, these volunteers could be out on a call, keeping us safe,” said Caputo. “They answered more than 500 calls last year.”

He said the first aid squad was formed in 1944.

“These are individuals that perhaps you hope you never need, but they are very dedicated and ready to serve,” said Caputo.

He said the food pantry, which was established in 1996, “helps improve the health and well-being of people in need in the community.”

The committee also recognized James Lynch on receiving his Eagle Scout badge at a recent court-of-honor ceremony last month. Lynch, who earned more than 30 merit badges, built nine greenhead fly traps that were placed at the township dock bay beach and the Junior Bengal Sports Complex. E.E.

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