“OPERATION SANTA”: The Fire Department’s “Operation Santa” will once again have Santa Claus arrive at your home on a fire truck to deliver your small Christmas gifts to Borough children. Please register for this program at the fire house on December 10th – 15th between 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. and December 10th – 13th between 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The fee for the fundraiser is $25 for up to 5 children, and $5.00 each additional child. All gifts will be delivered between December 18th – 21st.
ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW – DECEMBER 7TH:
The Freehold Borough Arts Council will hold its 7th Annual Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. at the Park Avenue Elementary School gym. Admission is free. All are welcome. The artists and crafters will display paintings, jewelry, paper crafts, knit and crocheted items, signs, pottery, photography and more.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST – DECEMBER 16TH: The Freehold Borough Recreation Commission will hold its annual Holiday House Decorating Contest, with judging done by Freehold Borough students, on December 16th and an awards ceremony on Thursday,December 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold. Anyone in Freehold Borough who would like their house to be judged should be sure that their house holiday lights ae on by 5:30 p.m. on December 16th.
HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT WALKING TOUR
The Freehold Borough Human Relations Committee, together with the Unity Coalition of Greater Freehold, has invited the West Main Street parishes to participate in the "Holiday Candlelight Walking Tour" .
The walking tour was created to bring awareness to the historic houses of worship of the downtown area to Borough residents and neighboring towns in commemoration of the Borough Centennial celebration.
The tour date is Sunday, December 15th and will commence with attendees convening in front of the Hall of Records building at 4:00 p.m., with the two hour tour to begin at 4:30p.m.
At dusk the attendees will be given battery operated candles to carry with them on the West Main Street tour path. With Mayor Nolan Higgins and Kevin Coyne's assistance, we will feature some of the historic residences on the tour as well.
As part of the Centennial celebration, we are inviting the community to join us in this inspirational journey through our town's past, in celebration of the congregations' presence and contribution to the historical heritage of Freehold Borough.
The following parishes have agreed to participate in the event, and will be visited in the order below:
1st St. Peter's Episcopal 33 Throckmorton Street
2nd Reformed Church 7 West Main Street
3rd First Baptist Church 81 West Main Street
4th First United Methodist 91 West Main Street
5th Living Springs Fellowship 200 Park Avenue
6th First Presbyterian 118 West Main Street
7th St. Rose of Lima 16 McLean Street