Monmouth County knows how to have a good time!
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
The Holy Cross School Model United Nations team was named Best Small Delegation at the middle school invitational Model UN Conference at Christian Brothers Academy in Middletown. Students in grades 6–8 were asked to write a paper on an allocated country and propose a resolution on which their assigned committee members debated and voted.
ESSEX FELLS COUNTRY CLUB
ESSEX FELLS, ESSEXFELLSCC.COM/PGA.ORG
Dan Pasternak, Middletown resident and PGA general manager at Essex Fells Country Club in Essex County, was named the 65th recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, the highest honor given to a PGA pro. Pasternak won for demonstrating “qualities of leadership, strong moral character and a substantial record of service” to the PGA and golf overall. Pasternak is also the first-ever PGA professional to be the general manager at Essex Fells Country Club.
CASINO FOR A CAUSE
UNITED WAY OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’ Women United hosted a Casino Night at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury. More than 160 guests enjoyed the Halloween-themed event with classic casino games, dinner, open bar and the chance to win a 50/50 raffle, chance auction and silent auction baskets. The event raised $41,000 toward the organization’s Early Grade Reading initiative, which helps students without access to books during the summer learn to read at the same rate as their peers.
CHEERS TO 20 YEARS
SUZI’S SWEET SHOPPE
Owners Susan and Stan Hordych marked the 20-year anniversary of Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe with a sweet celebration. Guests, which included longtime staff, customers and local dignitaries, indulged in a custom-designed chocolate and strawberry anniversary cake, cookies, a chocolate tasting and fun kids’ activities like face-painting and balloon twisting. 3 Stan and Susan Hordych pose with Monmouth County Freeholder Gerard Scharfenberger, who presented Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe with a proclamation commemorating the store’s 20 years of business.
FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE
LONG BRANCH, FCSMONMOUTH.ORG
Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency, held its annual Leading Lights Gala held at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown. More than 170 guests enjoyed the evening, which raised more than $100,000 to support critical community-based programs and services for people in need. 4 FCS’s board of directors poses for a photo.