June 3, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 31 Wyckoff Wanderings Annual Fishing Derby set On Saturday, June 6, youngsters ages 14 and under are invited to the Wyckoff Environmental Commission’s 27th Annual Fishing Derby. The event will be held rain or shine at Zabriskie Pond. This event usually draws nearly 200 participants with their parents or grandparents for a morning of fun and fishing. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. and the fishing starts at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories at approximately 10:15 a.m. Members of the Wyckoff Environmental Commission will be on hand to measure each catch. Zabriskie Pond is located between Franklin and Clinton avenues. For further information about the derby, call (201) 891-7000 extension 118. Vacation Bible School offered Abundant Life Reformed Church will be offering Vacation Bible School July 27 through 31 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Great Fish Tale: Jonah’s Story.” Children ages four through fifth grade are welcome to attend. Registration is $10 per child. For more information, call the church at (201) 444-8038. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue in Wyckoff. CHCC sets Golf Outing Christian Health Care Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 8, at High Mountain Golf Club in Franklin Lakes. There will be shotgun starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The $250 registration fee includes greens fees, continental breakfast, golf cart, putting contest, tenth tee barbecue, golf balls and tees, hole-in-one cars, awards dinner, golf gift, and door prizes. For information, call Darcy Bickert at (201) 848-5796. Proceeds will support the center’s 2009 Annual Fund, which will benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. The Good Samaritan Fund provides assistance to those of limited means who are seeking counseling through one of the center’s counseling programs; therefore, all individuals receive care regardless of their ability to pay. Due to the current economic conditions, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for mental-health services. Atlantic Stewardship Bank and Aramark Senior Services are once again generously supporting the event as corporate sponsors. A volunteer Golf Committee organizes this outing. This year, the committee is co-chaired by Rick De Bel and Edward Nieuwenhuis Jr., DPM. Darcy Bickert, John Browne, Elsie Golden, John Gunther, Bernard Joustra, David Krentel, Anthony Monterisi, and Gordon Stanley also serve on the committee. The event is sponsored by the Christian Health Care Center Foundation. CHCC has served the community since 1911, providing a broad scope of mental-health and eldercare programs. Zinn to speak on Civil War On Monday, June 8, the Wyckoff Historical Society will welcome Author John Zinn, who will speak about “The Mutinous 33rd New Jersey Regiment in the Civil War” and the events surrounding its inception. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue in Wyckoff, and is open to the public. The 33rd Regiment was formed during the violent 1863 draft riots in New York City. Its tumultuous story begins with its formation in Newark and Paterson, when the enlisted soldiers were enticed with larger bounties than were usually paid at the time of enrollment. This encouraged many bounty jumpers and caused desertions that totaled more than 25 percent of the troops during the first week. Those who remained received their introduction to military action at the Battle of Chattanooga as part of General Sherman’s army that took Missionary Ridge. The 33rd Regiment also fought valiantly at the Siege of Atlanta, the March to the Sea, and the Siege of Savannah. The soldiers’ tour of duty finally ended when they marched into Washington, DC via Richmond, Virginia. Partners in Pride to meet Partners in Pride will hold their final meeting of the season on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Larkin House, 380 Godwin Avenue. Refreshments will be serviced. New members are welcome. Lions Carnival comes to town The 15 Annual Guardian Angel/Wyckoff Lions Club Carnival will be held on the premises of Guardian Angel Church in Allendale June 2 through 7. Highlights of the carnival will be food, prizes, games, and rides including the giant slide, bumper cars, and fun house. There will also be kiddie rides for the younger set. Guardian Angel Church is located at 320 Franklin Turnpike on the corner of West Allendale Avenue in Allendale. th Carnival hours are Tuesday through Saturday 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. Wrist band nights, where guests are allowed to ride all evening for $20, will be June 3 and 7. Newcomers host Pajama Jam Wyckoff Newcomers and Neighbors will host a Pajama Jam for its members on Saturday, June 6 at 5:45 p.m. in the James Monroe Room of the Wyckoff Public Library. Bring the little ones and come in pajamas to watch children’s performer Mr. Kurt. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at (201) 675-1972 or jennybu72@hotmail. com. The Wyckoff Public Library is located at 200 Woodland Avenue. Children’s writing workshop offered The Wyckoff Library will offer its annual Young Author Creative Writing Workshop this summer. The program will be held on July 8, 15, 22, and 29. Children in grades three through six will write and illustrate their own book with the help of parent volunteers. The finished book is then added to the library’s collection and available for circulation. The participants are drawn by lottery and space is limited. Visit the children’s desk in the library for more details and to fill out an application. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 17. Volunteer mentors are also needed. To help, call (201) 891-4866. Renovations (continued from page 5) front of the municipal building shows an entrance area extending the full width of the front entryway to the building with three walkways to the sidewalk in front of the building. One walkway will extend straight to the flagpole, which will be surrounded by a rectangular area. Two other walkways will extend diagonally to the left and the right leading to the sidewalk. 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