Area August 19, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Thomas Scholarship Fund receives boost from authors The Lillian and Stiles Thomas Scholarship Fund will receive a boost from local authors Jim Wright of Allendale and Jerry Barrack of Ridgewood. The two authors will donate their future proceeds from two of their popular Celery Farm children’s books, “Icky the Hungry Heron” and “Swan Babies” to the fund. The Lillian and Stiles Thomas Scholarship Fund, named for Allendale’s environmental champions, is awarded each year to a deserving Northern Highlands High School graduating senior. “It’s a great scholarship, and Jim and I just wanted to do what we can to help,” said Barrack, who has been photographing nature at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale for almost two decades. “We can’t thank these four stores enough for helping out.” Barrack was referring to Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery, (201) 327-3156; Bookends, (201) 445-0726; Wild Bird Emporium, (201) 444-1043; and Wild Birds Unlimited, (201) 599-0099, all of which carry the Barrack/Wright books. Both books feature Barrack’s Celery Farm color photography and both are designed to make youngsters more aware of the natural world around them. The books sell for $12.95 each, and Wright and Barrack can inscribe them by request. “Icky” is about pursuing one’s dreams. “Swan Babies” is a great baby shower gift or birthday gift. To order a copy (and request an inscription) of either book, contact any of the four stores. “If you’d just like to make a donation to the scholarship fund, you can do that as well,” added Barrack. Make checks payable to the Fyke Nature Association with a note in the memo section that states “Scholarship Fund.” Please mail donations to P.O. Box 141, Ramsey, NJ 07446. At left (top & bottom) photos of the covers of the authors’ two Celery Farm books for children. Above: Jerry Barrack of Ridgewood and Jim Wright of Allendale enjoy each other’s company at the Celery Farm Natural Area. �������������� You don’t have to do any homework to know where to advertise your back to school specials... The Villadom TIMES is publishing three great issues to help you start the fall selling season off right. Timely editorial featuring pertinent articles and back to school tips will be included to ensure readership. Your advertisement in each of these special sections will reach 56,300 residences in your market area. PUBLICATION DATES: Wednesday, August 26 ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Wednesday, August 19 YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER Call today to place your advertisement. 201-652-0744 Serving Northern New Jersey LICENSED BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LIC# 29703 ZONE 1: Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, Midland Park • ZONE 2: Glen Rock, Ridgewood ZONE 3: Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Waldwick, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River • ZONE 4: Ramsey, Mahwah MIDLAND PARK, NJ – 201.988.5428