Inaugural Bernards Township Day – May 24 – Day of Community Service and Pride

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Day Focuses on Community Service and Pride for Bernards Township

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Countdown to the inaugural Bernards Township Day of Community Service and Pride – May 24

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Tuesday, May 24 is the day where the community gives back to Bernards Township with acts of community service and pride.
It’s called Bernards Township Day, celebrated annually on the day of the townships founding- May 24, 1760.

It is NOT Charter Day, a street fair held typically the third Saturday in May.

Inaugural #bernardstownshipday

Bernards Township Day commemorates a day of community service to be held every May 24th – the same day as May 24, 1760 granting of a township Charter by King George II of England, establishing Bernardston Township. May 24th is a day dedicated where residents give back to Bernards Township by doing a good deed for the township.

Search the hashtag #bernardstownshipday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

The inaugural Bernards Township Day has been the topic of discussion with many non-profit organizations thinking how to give back to the community in a fun and spirited way that shares in the community spirit of the township on one day for everyone!

In the past, many in the township join the Bernards Charter Day Street fair and festival, put on annually by the Bernards Township Recreation Commission. But Bernards Township Day, held every year on May 24th is a “local day of service” for the community where residents give back to their township with what is a “good deed’ or “Day of Service” that focuses on the community. Many local non-profit organizations will showcase volunteer community service opportunities throughout the day. Local businesses will offer specials that benefit residents and give back. Educators will be working with kids on a variety of activities during the day as well.

Look for announcements from local organizations, businesses, and school officials for more events and activities you can loin or get involved (see the Social Media links below).

Sign Up Your Community Service Volunteer Offer, Event, or Activity

Or just say “I’m looking to volunteer.” We’ll do our best to help – but please leverage our FB Group Page as well – Click Here and join the conversation.


Join the Bernards Township Day Discussion on Facebook Groups

A dedicated Facebook Group has been created for Bernards Township Day – Add a volunteer opportunity, share an idea to show your pride, post an organization activity, or look for volunteering opportunities. Visit FB at – https://www.facebook.com/groups/bernardstownshipday

Join the Community Discussion – See volunteer opportunities and pride ideas – Check it out!

Why May 24th You Say

So why May 24th you ask? A great question. May 24th is the day back in 1760 when King George II dedicated in a charter the official recognition of Bernardston to Sir Francis Bernard, the Royal Governor of New Jersey. Bernardston later became known as Bernards Township. What better day to recognize a community spirit day could there be other than May 24th. So now you know.

The Mr. Local History Project will participate in Bernards Township Day by working with local educators providing community service for students to learn about local history and engage in an activity, assignment, or purpose to give back to the town they live in.

Brooks Betz, Trustee – mr. local history project.

On May 24, 1760 – May 24th is the day back in 1760 when King George II dedicated in a charter the official recognition of Bernardston to Sir Francis Bernard, the Royal Governor of New Jersey.

Anyone Can Participate in the Inaugural Bernards Township Day

Join this grass roots effort. Sponsor an event of your own! Everyone can participate. Share your activity or event on social media with the hashtag #bernardstownshipday

Post/Share your event/activity/offer information on your social media or website. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #bernardstownshipday

Save and Share with your event. Don’t forget the hashtag #bernardstownshipday

Mr. Local History’s Project Local Ambassador Will Honor Bernards Township Day

The Mr. Local History Project is planning to give a custom made Bernards Township flag to every 5th grade student in Cedar Hill, Liberty Corner, Mt. Prospect, and Oak Street school over multiple years until every student has a Bernards Township flag and knows the history of the flag and the Charter of Bernardston.

Bernards-Flag---Mr-Local-History needs your financial support to make this happen. #bernardsflag
Bernards-Flag—Mr-Local-History needs your financial support to make this happen. #bernardsflag

Follow the postings to see the activities and events planned and discussed:

  • Facebook Bernards Township Day Discussions – Click Here
  • Instagram Bernards Township Day Discussions – Click Here
  • Twitter Bernards Township Day Discussions – Click Here
  • Look for announcements in local media outlets from local organizations, businesses, and school officials for more events and activities you can join or how to get involved.

Join the #bernardstownshipday Grass Roots Efforts

Have an activity to share? Let us know. Want us to connect you? Also let us know.

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IF you can’t participate with an activity, you can certainly show your pride. Fly a Bernards Township flag made by the Annin Flag Company

Show your PRIDE! Bernards Township official house 3′ x 5′ flag.
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