West Long Branch — The West Long Branch Recreation Commission always offers something for everyone and this year is no exception.
In addition to a very successful annual Easter Egg Hunt last month, the Commission is sponsoring a Youth Fishing Derby at Franklin Lake on June 13.
The Summer Recreation program begins on June 29 and runs through August 7. The camp is from 9-3 and is open to all West Long Branch residents entering first grade in September through ninth grade.
The camp offers art, activities, field trips, on site water slides, games, sports and much more. The cost is only $200 if registered by June 5 and applications were sent home through the schools and are available at Borough Hall or on the borough website.
The Summer Concert Series will begin on July 4 with “Jersey Jukebox” followed by a spectacular Fireworks display at dark.
July 17 brings “Bad Neighbors” to Franklin Lake, followed by “Tequila Rose” on July 31.
Recent Juilliard graduate and hometown favorite David Smolokoff will entertain with his incredible voice on August 14 with an “Evening with David Smolokoff.” The season will close on August 28 with the very popular “Motown Revue.”
All concerts are at Franklin Lake and begin at 7 p.m. So if you like the sounds of light rock and roll, oldies, country, standard and show tunes, or Motown, there is something for everyone.
Plans are in the works for a Drive-In-Movie during the summer, Family Movie Night in September, Fall Festival in October, and Christmas Sing-a-long in December.
“Community activities for residents is part of the charm of West Long Branch,” said Joe DeLeonardo, Recreation Commission Chairman. “We try to offer not only something for the kids in town, but for the whole family as a unit, and individuals as well.”