November 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 13 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 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 seven o’clock, 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 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 leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. �������������������������� Honorees Mary Ann Pearson and Trudi Dial. Devon celebrates anniversary with giveaway For Nancy Schuring, simply saying “thank you” isn’t enough. In gratitude for 30 years of community support, Schuring and her Wyckoff store, Devon Fine Jewelry, are giving away 30 pieces of fine jewelry, one for each year she has been in business. The total value of the giveaways in this Finders Keepers Event will be over $25,000. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Devon’s white and gold shopping bags bearing pumpkin-colored Finders Keepers tags will be left all over Wyckoff and the surrounding communities. The jewelry pieces that will be left for people to find will be of considerable variety and value. There will be white and yellow gold rings, earrings, and pendants. Necklaces of diamonds and colored gemstones will delight some of the lucky finders of the Devon bags. Items will be worth from a few hundred dollars apiece, up to $3,000 for a platinum sapphire and diamond ring for a grand total value of over $25,000. All Schuring asks of those who find the bags is that they let Devon know where and how they discovered their bag. A lover of gems and jewelry herself, Schuring knows how much a new jewelry piece can brighten someone’s day, and she realizes that getting something beautiful unexpectedly and for free can add immeasurably to the pleasure. The Devon bags may pop up almost anywhere, from grocery stores and shopping malls to libraries and beauty salons. Each bag will contain a piece of fine jewelry along with a note that reads: “Finders Keepers! Yes, this beautiful piece of jewelry is yours to keep! To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, Devon Fine Jewelry has left 30 pieces of fine jewelry around the community to thank Wyckoff and its surrounding towns for their support and patronage. We hope we made your day! We’d love to hear how you found this—that will make our day! Enjoy this unexpected gift!” A description of the item and its value will follow. 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