PRESS RELEASE - June 7, 2010
Livingston Education Foundation Announces Its
Inaugural Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend 2010
(Heidi Cislo, Sharon Cimbol and Amy Saffer)
On Monday, June 7, members of the Livingston Education Foundation, the Big ‘L’ and the West Essex YMCA formally announced at both a Livingston Board of Education Meeting and a Town Council Meeting the Inaugural Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend event scheduled for October 2010. The weekend, celebrating education and wellness will begin on Friday, October 15 with a visit from the four Livingston High School Alumni Honorees selected to be inducted into the revitalized LHS Hall of Fame to Livingston High School where they will meet with students and faculty.
The public will be invited to join ALL LHS alumni and the current student body to attend the LHS Homecoming Football Game that same evening at 7:00 p.m. which will showcase our student athletes as well as our Marching Band.
On Saturday, October 16, the Inaugural Livingston High School Hall of Fame Dinner will honor Harlan Coben, (Class of 1980) internationally known author of mystery novels and thrillers in which many of his characters appear in settings in and around the New York and New Jersey area, including Livingston; Jennifer Goodman Linn, (Class of 1989) who combined her determination as a cancer survivor and expertise in marketing to co-found Cycle for Survival, an indoor team cycling fundraiser that supports research on rare or “orphan” cancers; Major General Glenn K. Rieth (Class of 1976) appointed as the 30th Adjutant General of New Jersey, who commands Soldiers and Airmen of the NJ Army and Air National Guard, directs, controls and manages the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in the execution of federal and state missions, and manages all state veterans’ programs, commissions and facilities in NJ; and Joanne Silberner, (Class of 1973) health policy correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) covering medicine, health reform and changes in the health care marketplace. The Hall of Fame Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut Street in Livingston and is open to the public. Tickets are $125 a seat. All proceeds from the dinner will go to initiatives of the Livingston Education Foundation in support of the Livingston Public Schools.
LEF in partnership with the Big ‘L’ and the West Essex YMCA to promote wellness and wellness education will launch an Inaugural 5-K Run on Sunday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. This intergenerational event will feature a 5-K Run, a 1 Mile Walk/Run, special track and field events for young children as well as the provision of health related information for all ages. All runs/walks will begin in front of LHS and will end on the high school track. The 5-K Run will be certified by the United States Track & Field Association. Proceeds from this event will be divided and used toward the initiatives for the three host organizations.
LEF is looking for volunteers to support all aspects of the weekend event as well as to bring personal and professional experience to the Foundation in its effort to provide fund-raising, advocacy and partnerships with individuals and community businesses/corporations as creative alternative solutions for education funding. For more information, visit our website at www.livingston.org/lef or you may contact Heidi Cislo, President of LEF at firstname.lastname@example.org.