Although the New Year is a little more than a month away, a lot of planning is going on in Harvey Cedars since in 2019, the borough will celebrate its 125th anniversary. This milestone is known as a quasquicentennial.
“We’re going to start promoting the anniversary during the Ship Bottom Christmas Parade,” said Borough Clerk Daina Dale. She said banners will be placed on a military transport rescue vehicle that the borough received from the federal government after Superstorm Sandy.
Members of the borough’s Activities Committee and the Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Association have formed a committee that will plan special events and promotions.
Kathy Reis, association vice president, said one event is a parade down Long Beach Boulevard.
“That is something we’re looking doing in the fall, maybe around the Columbus Day weekend,” she said.
Deputy Mayor Judith Gerkens, who is liaison to the activities group, said a boat parade is possible during the summer.
“When we have our kids night at the park, we’re looking at having them play some old-fashioned games,” she said.
Local author and historian Margaret Thomas Buchholz plans to coordinate a tour of historic homes and also give a talk on Harvey Cedars history.
“We’ve got a lot of volunteers involved in this celebration,” said Mayor Jonathan Oldham. “We have good town spirit, which makes Harvey Cedars a very special place.”