November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 �������������������������� Junior League to honor Pearson and Dial at festival The Junior League of Bergen County will honor Franklin Lakes resident Mary Ann Pearson and Wyckoff resident Trudi Dial at the 25th Annual Festival of Trees “Cheers to 25 Years” on Saturday, Nov. 21. Long-standing members of the JLBC, Pearson and Dial have been chosen as honorees in recognition of their commitment to the league and to the community. Friends for over 35 years, Pearson and Dial have worked together to further the mission of the JLBC and to develop the potential of women in the community. Both women serve on Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Woodlea/ PATH I Advisory Board, which governs Woodlea, a group home in Ridgewood that provides therapeutic foster care for teenage girls. Originally purchased with funds raised by the JLBC members, the home was named “Woodlea” by combining Ridgewood with Junior League. Woodlea has been a beloved commitment for both Pearson & Dial since it was founded in 1973. Both women have also been dedicated leaders within the league, serving as mentors for newer members and advocates in the community. Dial, a member of the Bergen County Office of Highway Safety Executive Board, was instrumental in establishing the Safety Alert for Emergency (SAFE) Car Seat Project, a joint venture between the JLBC and the Office of Highway Safety, which provides an immediate way to identify a child in the event of an accident. Pearson has been a dedicated volunteer with Rebuilding Together Bergen County, an organization brought to the county by the JLBC to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. For the 25th Annual Festival of Trees, Pearson looks forward to enjoying the evening with colleagues and friends, particularly her daughter Pam Pearson, who was president leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLBC is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is made up of 294 Junior Leagues in four countries. Honorees Mary Ann Pearson and Trudi Dial. of the JLBC in 2005-06, and daughter-in-law Margaret Pearson, who is also an active member of the league. Dial is pleased that the event will be held at Hackensack Golf Club, where she and her husband were married. The evening’s festivities include dining, dancing, and a special auction, all of which begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Hackensack Golf Club, 880 Soldier Hill Road, Oradell. Funds raised from the auction provide financial support for JLBC programs throughout the county. Tickets are $125 on the JLBC website ( Cocktail attire is requested. For further information, contact the Junior League of Bergen County office at (201) 447-2292, visit or e-mail Founded in 1933, the Junior League of Bergen County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and PLEASE VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION across from the new Stop & Shop Your Neighborhood Shoe Store Is Back! Spend $100.00 or more and get a FREE $20.00 Gift Certificate Spend $75.00 or more and get a FREE $10.00 Gift Certificate Spend $50.00 or more and get a FREE $5.00 Gift Certificate Bring in this ad to receive gift certificate. Gift certificate good on future purchase. Free $20.00 Gift Certificate Specializin g in Wide Width s FOR WINTER BOOTS, HOLIDAY PARTY SHOES, SLIPPERS SHOP NOW Boulder Run Center • Wyckoff, NJ • 201-891-8580 Family Owned & Operated since 1888 Slobodien Stride Rite