Day Focuses on Community Service and Pride for Bernards Township
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.
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).
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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