We are busy thinking about the Twentieth Anniversary of The Center in Asbury Park. As we go through pictures and articles and remember the people who have been part of the energy and love of The Center it is always a bit overwhelming to realize how many people out of love and care have made it happen.
And this Wednesday, May 9, was an illustration of what the twenty years have been like.
At 12 noon I visted with the Women's Club at Four Seasons in Wall. This group had organized a "Games Day". The ladies gathered to play cards or scarbble or whatever was their fancy with a nice lunch in their Club House. And it was all to benefit The Center. I"m not a card player or a scabble player, but the I couldn't help feel the energy in the room where they were going to have fun - for The Center. And after the last card was played they delivered the left over sandwiches to The Center where they could be enjoyed by our clients and residents.
And then at 7 pm Colleen Volpe (our Volunteer Coordinator) and I went to Langosta Lounge on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park where the proprietor, Marilyn Schossberg, did one of her "Cooking with Marilyn" evenings to benefit The Center in Asbury Park. Marilyn has always been a wonderful supporter of The Center - she is generally supportive of the whole community and with all her energy (even being ready to give birth to twins!) she exemplifies commuinty involvement and concern for all about her. And on Wednesday with a crowd of supporters she presented Seared Sea Scallops with Seame Sweet & Sour Aubergne, Papperdell Pasta, Indian Spiced Berkshire Pork Tenderloin kabobs and a Strawberry Rhubarb & Red Banana Tarte while encouraging all to support The Center in Asbury Park.
We celebrate our Twentieth Year because of so much support. Days like Wednesday, May 9, illustrate it!