April 8, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 27 Ho-Ho-Kus Jottings Make way for ducks The Fifth Annual Ducky Derby Day is planned for Saturday, June 6, and plans for the adoption the rubber ducks is underway. This year, duck adoptions will be available through the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the school. Starting on Wednesday, April 15, ducks may be adopted at the Ho-Ho-Kus School or at Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall. On June 6, as the ducks get ready to compete, the residents of Ho-Ho-Kus and their guests will enjoy a sidewalk sale, carnival rides and games, good food, and the activities of Ho-Ho-Kus youth performing on the borough stage. This year, activities will start at 2 p.m. The Ducky Derby Race will start at 5 p.m. in Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. The rubber ducks will be placed in the brook, where they will race to the finish line. Owners of the winning ducks will receive prizes. All proceeds benefit Ho-Ho-Kus Recreation and the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School. For more information, or to find out how an organization can participate, call the HoHo-Kus Recreation Commission at (201) 934-3994 or e-mail hhkrecreation@aol. com. Information is also on the borough website at www.ho-ho-kusboro.com Senior plan events The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors will host “Double Play” starring Drew Smith on the autoharp and guitar and Robbie Wedeen on the guitar and banjo on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Smith has been playing the autoharp for over 30 years and has been leading workshops for over 20 years, singing and performing for many folk clubs and at many festivals. Wedeen is a folk singer and songwriter who has contributed to the folk music scene as performer, writer, and producer of programs and folk festivals. Upcoming events for seniors include an April 20 trip to the Culinary Institute at Hyde Park, New York for lunch at Caterina de Medici Restaurant. The group will tour the institute and the Vanderbilt Mansion. If space is available, non-members may attend for $52. On May 18, the seniors will travel to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse for lunch and the comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Cost for non-members is $56.50. The Ho-Ho-Kus Seniors group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Education Center of the Hermitage. Beverage and dessert are served at noon with programs beginning at 1 p.m. or as noted. Residents and former residents age 55 and over are welcome to attend. For trip information call Sue at (201) 444-7235, and for programs contact Joan at (201) 4444896. Blood drive a success The Ho-Ho-Kus spring blood drive was recently conducted under the auspices of the Ho-Ho-Kus Blood Donors Association and the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The drive was dedicated to the memory of Paul Portsmore who served for many years as a member and president of the Ho-Ho-Kus Blood Donor’s Association. As a thank you to the volunteer blood donors, the Ho-Ho-Kus Blood Donors Association purchased gift certificates to the in-town food establishments. Cay Shuart, president of the association, announced the winners. The following donors won gift certificates: Jay Ludwig, Sicilian Sun; Scott Maurer, Janice a Bistro; Trish Ludwig, Kevin’s Thyme; and Marlo Hittman, Café Amici. The association is grateful to all donors and encourages residents to respond to the next drive in the fall. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Blood Donors Association may call Mary Lou Rumbarger at (201) 447-0620. Church hosts Holy Week services, plant sale The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus will hold Holy Week Services. On April 9, Maundy Thursday, communion service will be at 8 p.m. This Holy Communion service marks the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples. On Good Friday, April 10, there will be a Candlelight Tenebrae Service at 3 p.m. For well over 1,000 years, Tenebrae services have dramatically used symbolic light and darkness to convey a message. On Easter Sunday, April 12, the worship service will be at 10 a.m. This traditional Easter service is the culmination of Holy Week and celebrates the victory of God’s love over death. The annual Easter plant sale for the Community Church will be held on April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be a selection of Easter lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. All funds from this sale will support the church’s many ministries. For more information about The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kits, a congregation of The Reformed Church in America, call (201) 445-6310 or visit www.hohokuscommunitvchurch.com. The Community Church of Ho-Ho-Kus is located at 400 Warren Avenue. Ladies Auxiliary to offer scholarships Applications for the Ho-Ho-Kus Vol- unteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary scholarship are available at Northern Highlands High School, Ho-Ho-Kus School, Ho-Ho-Kus Borough Hall and the Ho-HoKus Public Library. Two scholarships will be offered to graduating seniors. One will be presented to a fire department member, and one to a Ho-Ho-Kus resident. Completed applications should be postmarked May 1 and sent to The Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at P.O. Box 637, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423. Finalists will be notified by mid-May to arrange an interview. Recipients will be notified by June 15. Scholarships available Applications for two scholarships of $1,000 each have been mailed to parents of high school seniors who graduated from the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School. The awards are the Jerry M. Schwartz Memorial Scholarship and the Albert and Mary Duffield Scholarship. The deadline for both applications is May 1. Applications are also available in the superintendent’s office at the public school, which is located at 70 Lloyd Road. Men’s softball registration set Registration for the Ho-Ho-Kus/Saddle River Men’s Softball League is underway. Games are played on Sunday mornings now through June 28. For additional information, contact Wally Peterson at (201) 445-1058 and leave a detailed message. Rabbits, flowers, eggs on exhibit Long-time resident Patricia Jacques’ collection of ceramic rabbits in settings of spring flowers and colorful Easter eggs will be on display at the Worth-Pinkham Memorial Library in Ho-Ho-Kus during the month of April. “Signs of Spring” is the second library exhibit by Jacques, who has been a resident of Ho-Ho-Kus for 38 years. She is an avid nature lover who treasures the rabbit who feeds on her lawn when spring arrives. 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