The HTHS Annual Meeting will be in January 14, 2016. It will feature
Professor James Judge, History Professor at Rowan College at Burlington
County. He will talk about Sally Hemmings, known as the mistress of
Thomas Jefferson. He will discuss Hemmings’ life, her relationship with
Jefferson, and the children that she had with him, including how that
relationship would have fit into the attitudes, practices and history of the
time period. We will also learn of the living descendants of their children together today. Guests are most
welcome. Historical Society members attend free. We ask a donation of $5
from non-members. Refreshments will be served.
January 14, 2016 Christ the King-Activity Center--11 A.M.
Program: New Vernon First Aide Squad, Fire Department, and Harding
Township Police Department members will discuss how all three work
together for the benefit of Harding Township Citizens safety and wellbeing.
January 28, 2016--Christ the King Activity Center--11 A.M.
Program: Shop Rite Nutritionist will present healthy winter cooking ideas.
Samples of such will be prepared and offered.
Harding Seniors meet the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.
Mary Bentzlin-Program Chair--973-971-9926
HARDING TREES PROJECT
The Harding Trees Project is a new initiative with the objective of bringing
about a substantial increase in the number of trees in the township. The
mission of the project is to protect and foster the rural image of Harding
Township through an abundance of trees.
The project is to consist of two phases and is to be financed through
Phase I will be to replace trees lost due to adverse weather conditions,
such as hurricanes, or through infestations by insects or fungi. In this
context, special attention will have to be placed on our efforts to control
the anticipated problem of the Emerald Ash Bore (EAB), a separate
Phase II will be to increase the number of trees in the township.
The number of trees lost is estimated at 700, which will have to be
confirmed by an audit. They will have to be replaced with mature trees,
over a period of 5 years, at a cost of $100 per tree, or $70,000. An attempt
will be made, with a local nursery, to conclude a long term supply contract
covering the project.
The project obviously is in its start-up phase and much work needs to be
done to get it rolling. At this moment a committee is being established. It
will have its first meeting in the first half of January, 2016. Residents
interested in joining the project, may wish to call Karl Meister at (973) 605
Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 6 p.m.
hosted by the Green Village Fire Department
Families can come and watch as Santa arrives by fire truck to light up the tree at the Green Village Fire House. After Santa lights the tree, he will proceed into the firehouse to hear the children’s holiday wishes. Complementary refreshments and cookies will be provided by the Auxiliary of the Green Village Fire Department.
Prior to Santa's arrival, you are welcome to join your neighbors at the United Methodist Church in Green Village for their annual Hot Dog Supper. Beginning at 4:30, you can enjoy hot dogs, chips and hot chocolate complements of the Green Village United Methodist Church. At 5:45 the group will walk from the church down a nostalgic luminary lit road singing Christmas carols to await Santa’s arrival. Music will be performed by the Chatham Brass Quintet.
Both events are free and all are welcome. Additional information can be found at www.greenvillagefire.com or on our Facebook page
Every fall Harding Township Civic Association mails an appeal for annual dues. Your generous contributions over the past three years have allowed us to postpone the 2015 campaign until this coming spring to coincide with preparations for the annual Memorial Day Parade. As always, we appreciate your continuing support and welcome you to be involved!
Harding Township Civic Association