Area September 30, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 7 Kathe Arzdorf, a long-time resident of Towaco, has donated $50,000 to the HoHoKus School Scholarship Foundation (a non-profit 501-3C corporation) for HoHoKus School of Trade students who are studying manufacturing technology. The donation is a tribute to Arzdorf’s late husband, Siegfried. “When Siegfried passed, I wanted to create a lasting legacy of him by helping students who love to work with their hands like he did,” Arzdorf explained. The couple came to America from Germany in 1954 and launched a successful business in the foam industry, the Arzdorf Machinery & Development Corporation. During a recent tour of the Paterson- Donation supports students of manufacturing technology based HoHoKus School of Trade, Mrs. Arzdorf said she was pleased to see her husband’s trade being carried on through a new generation of workers, saying, “Siefried would have loved to see the students doing hands-on training in a machine shop.” Although some areas of manufacturing in New Jersey have slowed, there remain many strong job prospects for technicians in the field. However, many high schools have discontinued shop classes despite a strong demand in these areas, making The HoHoKus School of Trade, the only accredited trade school in the State of New Jersey, a vital source of training for those who want to begin a career in trades. Powerhouse Christian Church is launching a brand new weekly gathering called CURRENT. This new venture is designed for people between the ages of 18 and 26. Young adults face many challenges today and the church wants to provide assistance along the journey as they enter college and careers and make some of the most significant decisions of their lives. CURRENT will begin at Powerhouse Christian Church, 500 West Main Street, Wyckoff on Sunday, Oct. 4. Those who entering college face the challenges of juggling a busy schedule, living with someone who was a stranger just a few weeks ago, and having your assumptions about life challenged inside and outside of the classroom. Those new to the workforce are learning to work around the clock to meet deadlines as they face workplace conflicts and power struggles. College students and those new to the workforce often have questions about spiri- Powerhouse Church launches CURRENT tuality and religion. CURRENT will tackle some of these tough issues in an interactive way and offer a support system. Each week, the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. as the group gathers for the first hour to snack and socialize. At about 6:30 p.m., the band will play. Between 7 and 8, there will be an interactive discussion on a pertinent topic. Members may ask questions about any subject. From 8 p.m. on, members are invited to play some basketball, volleyball, pool, foosball, or ping pong, or just enjoy conversation with friends. CURRENT will also be Web-streamed live every week, so anyone who cannot attend in person can participate online, even joining in the discussion as the moderator takes questions from the Internet audience. An archive will be made available. On Sunday night, Oct. 11, Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff will host a hayride and bonfire for CURRENT members. Call the church at (201) 540-1993 for additional information. Owned and operated by Eastwick Education, The HoHoKus School of Trade trains students in all aspects of the building trades including carpentry, welding, machine shop, sheet metal fabrication, and New Jersey Department of Labor recognized plumbing and electrical apprenticeships. “Thanks to Kathe’s generous donation, many less fortunate young men and women now have the opportunity to fur- PNC Vice President David Parisi, Eastwick Education President Thomas M. Eastwick, Kathe Arzdorf, HoHoKus School of Trade Director Alan Concha, and PNC Vice President Thomas Chiolo. ther their education and get good careers in the manufacturing industry,” said Thomas M. Eastwick, president of Eastwick Education which operates HoHoKus School campuses in Nutley, Hackensack, Paramus and Eastwick College in Ramsey. Individuals interested in applying for scholarships or learning more about the trade school may contact the school at (973) 742-0009 or visit www.eastwick. edu.