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Jefferson Township Day 2006

Schedule of Events

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9:00 a.m.Mayors Breakfast at the Jefferson Township Museum.
11:00 a.m.The Jefferson Township High School Field opens to the public.
11:00 a.m.G-scale model train layout area opens on the field.
11:00Jefferson Township Day 2006 Parade and the Decorated Box Parade begins along Weldon Road.
12 NoonOpening ceremony dedicated to the Jefferson Arts Committee and all Jefferson Township Volunteers
12:00 Noon.Jinx the Magical Clown in the tent area.
12:30 p.m.Inflatable activities area opens on the field.
12:30 p.m.St. Barnabas Burn Foundation’s Fire Safety House opens for tours on the field.
12:30 p.m.Harmony in Motion performs on the Main Stage.
12:30 p.m.Trackless Train on the field.
1:00 p.m.Children's Fishing Contest - up to 15 years of age at the County Pond.
1:00 p.m.Dunk Tank booth and meet Sparky the fire dog.
1:00 p.m.Merrilloons does handstamping and balloon animals in the tent area.
1:00 p.m.The Jefferson Community Players stroll on the field.
1:00 p.m.Sempai Martial Arts Academy presents a Stranger Danger program for children 4-7 on the field.
1:00 p.m.Tim Booz carves amazing things from wood on the field.
1:00 p.m.Jinx the Magical Clown strolls the field.
1:00 p.m.Sparky The Fire Dog performs on the Field.
1:10 p.m.Thunder Hill performs on the Main Stage.
1:30 p.m.Enthrall performs on the Small Stage.
1:30 p.m.Children's Games of skill in the Kid's Area.
2:00 p.m.Merrilloons stroll through the field with balloons and bubbles.
2:00 p.m.Road Bowling on Catholic Charities Way.
2:00 p.m.Giant Games on the field.
2:00 p.m.Sempai Martial Arts Academy presents basic seld defense program for children 8-12 on the field.
2:15 p.m.Above All Fallen performs on the small stage.
2:20 p.m.The Fabulous Flames on the main stage.
3:00 p.m.Sempai Martial Arts Academy presents Breaking through Challenges program for 13 to 18.
3:00 p.m.The Son of God Goes Forth to War performs on the small stage.
3:35 p.m.The Swamptones perform the main stage.
3:45 p.m.Fake Your Death performs the main stage.
4:00 p.m.Sempai Martial Arts Academy presents an Ultimate Bodyshaping program for ages 18 and on.
4:30 p.m.Todd and Gumbi perform the small stage.
4:50 p.m.Juke Box Memories perform the main stage.
5:00 p.m.Peter the Clown roams around the field.
5:00 p.m.Sempai Martial Arts Academy presents basic seld defense program for children 8-12 on the field.
5:15 p.m.Armored performs on the small stage.
6:00 p.m.The Jefferson Community Players perform on the main stage.
6:00 p.m.A $2 admission fee per adult and a $1 admission fee per
child except for babies in arms will be in effect at all gates.
6:30 p.m.Covenant Brass performs on the main stage.
6:35 p.m.The Saved performs on the small stage.
7:30 p.m.Community Spirit Awards presented on the main stage.
7:30 p.m.The Mayor's Citizen of the Year Awards presented on the main stage.
8:00 p.m.Jefferson Township Community Chorus on the main stage.
8:45 p.m.Evening concert featuring the Jefferson Township Community Band
on the main Stage.
9:30 p.m.50/50 Raffle Drawing and Wood Carving Raffle Drawing.
9:45 p.m.Huge Aerial Fireworks Display by Interstate Fireworks Company.

ACTIVITIES

Mayors Breakfast
Join the Mayor Russ Felter and the Jefferson Township Historical Society for coffee and...

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Jefferson Township Museum on Dover-Milton Road

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Model Trains
Tri-State G -Scale Mountaineers' Jim DeYoung will oversee three detailed sets of G-Scale trains on an interesting layout.

Time: 11:00 a.m. to dusk
Place: JTHS Field

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Decorated Box Parade
The Knights of Columbus Joseph F. Lamb Council #5510 Oak Ridge will judge this contest. No pre-registration or fee. Decorate and wear a box! Trophies will be awarded after the parade for “Most Original,” “Funniest,” and “Best Appearing,” and medals will be given to all participants. Trophies donated by the Old Pine Shop.

Time: 10:15 AM
Place: Assemble in the Jefferson Township Muncipal Building driveway on Weldon Rd.

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Jefferson Township Day 2006 Parade
It’s an old-fashioned township parade! Be sure to get a good viewing spot along Weldon Road.

Time: 11:00 noon.
Place: Weldon Road

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Reviewing Stand and Introductions
Master of Ceremonies Carol Punturieri will introduce special guests and parade participants as they pass by.

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: By the Morris County Pond

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Welcome and Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies ??? will preside, and ??? will lead the Pledge of Allegiance while ??? will sing the National Anthem accompanied by the Golden Falcons Marching Band.

Time: 12 noon
Place: Main Stage and JTHS Field

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Jinx the Magical Clown
Enjoy the antics of this clown who will surely entertain children of all ages.

Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Tent Area
Jinx will stroll the field making ballon animals, etc.
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: on the field,

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Inflatable Activities
Have a great time on the Giant Slide, the Balloon Typhoon, Jr. Challenge Obstacle Course, Moonwalk, Pedestal Joust, and Kiddiepillar Maze activities from Moonwalk Entertainment. Admission charge applicable.

Time: 12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: On the JTHS field

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The St. Barnabas Burn Foundation
The Fire Safety House replicates a home environment simulating common hazards to be identified and corrected by those touring the house. A simulated non-toxic smoke machine simulates fire conditions that must be escaped.

Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Demonstration area

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Harmony in Motion
Be prepared to “feel the love”, joy, and harmony listening to this 25-member women’s a cappella barbershop style chorus who just love to sing. Barbershop harmony is unaccompanied four-part harmony, and this chorus is a Sussex County chapter of Harmony, Inc.

Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: On the Main Stage

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Trackless Train
Real train whistle, clanging bell, and headlight contribute to an enjoyable ride around the field. Admission charge applicaple. All ages welcome.

Time: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Place: JTHS Field

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Fishing Contest
Sponsored by The Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited for children up to and including 15 years of age. Bring your own tackle and bait! No pre-registration or fee, Catch-and-Release encouraged. Three grand prizes awarded as well as prizes per age group. NJ Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife will make a presentation and stock the pond with pan fish from the Hackettstown Hatchery.

Time:  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. session - children up to 15 years old.
       
Place: Morris County Pond - Weldon Road (across from the high school).
       Fish stocked by N.J. Division of Fish, Game & Wildlife.

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Dunk Tank
For a nominal fee, throw the ball to drop a familiar person into the cold waters of the Dunk Tank. Sponsored by the Jefferson Ice Hockey League.

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Place: JTHS Field

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Merriloons
Children of all ages will be entertained with her face painting, hand painting, and balloon-making talents.

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Tent Area
With her hand puppets, Merriloons will stroll the field blowing bubbles and posing for photographs.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: On the field.

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Jefferson Community Players
Talented members of the local community theater group will walk among the crowd performing improvisational theater with audience participation. You could be an actor in their presentation!

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: On the field.

Christine Dour as Shellia O’Keefe and Lynda Kolvik as Marie Saluzzo will perform a one-act comedy play “Family Names” directed by Jean Simonson.

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: On the Main Stage

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Sempai Martial Arts Academy
Sempai Martial Arts Academy offers free instruction.

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Tim Booz Wood Carving
Tim Booz comes from a family of chainsaw wood artists, and he will carve an 18” bear out of a block of wood. His craft is paying for his college education, and he also does custom work! The Jefferson Arts Committee will then raffle off the finished piece at 9:30 PM. Tickets available at the Jefferson Arts Committee information booth all day and into the early evening on the 22nd at $2 each or 3 for $5. Winner need not be present.

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: On the Field

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Sparky the Fire Dog
Sparky, accompanied by Jefferson Township Fire Official Vinnie Corsaro teaches fire safetyand interacts with the children for a fun yet educational experience.

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Place: JTHS Field

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Thunder Hill
This high-energy top 40 and classic country band hails from northern New Jersey. Huey Branson – lead and backing vocals; Rose DeSopo – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals; Mike “Doc” Holliday - guitar, lead and backing vocals; Pete Kaspary - percussion; and Cris Jones - Pedal steel.

Time: 1:10 p.m.
Place: The Main Stage

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Enthrall
This local young adult progressive metal band plays some Metallica, dream theater covers, and original material. Greg Vartanian-vocals/guitar, Zakk Miranda-guitar, George Moudakis-bass, Chris Vartanian-drums.

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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Children's Games of Skill
Sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Committee. No pre-registration - tickets available for purchase at 25 cents per game. A dozen challenging games for pre-schoolers and children up to 6th grade some of which are new and some refurbished thanks to Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Stephanie Zeman from Jefferson North Troop 155.

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: On the JTHS field

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Road Bowling Tournament
Six pre-registered teams will face off in a unique and challenging "bowling" match on a natural uphill and downhill alley.

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Catholic Charities Road

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Giant Games
Sponsored by the Jefferson Township Recreation Advisory Board and by The Jefferson Township Recreation Department. No pre-registration. Play checkers on a 10’ x 10’ giant checkerboard or try your skill at a 4-foot high vertical “connect-four” game. $1 pp to play either game with all proceeds to the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp scholarship fund.

Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: On the Field

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Above All Fallen
This five-member progressive/hard core band includes Josh Collins-vocals, Pauly Reggensburg-guitar, Andy Chesonis-lead guitar, Brandon Langieri-bass, and Jason Pantone-drums.

Time: 2:15 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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The Fabulous Flames
Hot Rock 'N Roll ... Smokin' Blues. The Flames include Johnny on vocals, Little Stevie on guitar, Bobby on keyboard, Jimmy on bass, and Edie on drums -- saving the planet from bad music, one note at a time!

Time: 2:20 p.m.
Place: On the Main Stage

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The Son of God Goes Forth to War
This local young adult band plays harmonies and melodies in a traditional rock style featuring Dan Tewes, Justin Dopiriak and Kerwyn Velasco. The name of the band is based on a hymn that they have covered and feel it captures their throwback style well.

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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The Swamptones
A four-piece party band playing rock, blues, and generally swampy music. Bob Coffey-vocals, guitar & slide guitar; Dwight Otero-beat keeper; Mark DeBlock-bass, upright bass, vocals; and Chuck Daly – guitar and vocals.

Time: 3:35 p.m.
Place: On the Main Stage

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Fake Your Death
This local young adult band combines elements of punk, metal, hardcore, and classical for a unique and energetic sound featuring Steve Barna-drums, Paul Chiesa-vocals, Pat More-bass, Jeff Campisi-guitar, Mike Keys-keyboard, and Brian Plunkett-guitar.

Time: 3:45 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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Todd and Gumby
This young adult band play mostly rock and funk but fuse it with many other different styles of music for everyone to enjoy. Joel Headley on drums, Chase Kruppo on Keyboards, Gregg Hoekstra on Bass, Dan Kupetz on Congas, and Sean House on guitar. 

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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Juke Box Memories
This Dover, NJ band has been playing 50’s-60’s rites from the year of the “Jukebox” for 13 years with Pete Loverde – lead singer; Tom LeClair – bass; Dominic Cocuzza – drums; Joe Santillo – guitar; Keith Theil – bass; Dodge – sax. They’ve been part of the Lead East event in Parsippany.

Time: 4:50 p.m.
Place: The Main Stage

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Peter the Clown / Stiltwalker
With over 20 years experience entertaining, Peter will appear on stilts; and he will be making his balloon sculptures that are 25 feet long!

Time: 5:00 p.m/
Place: JTHS field

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Armored
This local young adult band is heavily influenced by rock, especially that of the 80's era.  Amazing guitar solos are their specialty along with well thought-out vocal harmonies Chris Brown - guitar/vocals, Jon Brown – drums, Becca Chew - bass/vocals, Chris Gambino - guitar/vocals, Christina Iannacone - keyboard

Time: 5:15 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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Covenant Brass
These talented musicians will provide a treat for lovers of brass instruments featuring Richard Barrieres on trumpet, Pete Tummillo on trumpet, Dan Molendyke on horn, Richard Douris on trombone, and Bill Briggs on tuba.

Time: 6:30
Place: The Main Stage

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The Saved
Lynda McLennan – guitar/vocals, Craig McLennan – guitar/vocals, Frank Melchoni - guitar, Tammy Huelsenbeck – bass, Paul Huelsenbeck - drums, and Lenore Coyle – vocals/percussion perform contemporary Christian Rock and mainstream music. They regularly play during services at the United Methodist Church of Lake Hopatcong.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: On the Small Stage

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Community Spirit Awards
The Jefferson Arts Committee will once again be recognizing individuals, businesses, and/or organizations in the community who exemplify their involvement in community affairs and/or their interaction with members of the community. Recipients were nominated by the community-at-large and reviewed by a special committee. Activities of the Jefferson Arts Committee are excluded from these awards.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Main stage

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The Mayors Citizen of the Year Award
Jefferson Township Mayor Russ Felter will continue the tradition of presenting the Jack Kelly Citizens of the Year Award to a deserving male and female resident who exhibit dedication, leadership, and outstanding service to the community and the citizens of Jefferson Township.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: On the Main Stage

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Jefferson Township Community Chorus
Jefferson’s own talented community chorus, under the direction of Robin VanSchaick will be accompanied by Margaret Brandell. The Chorus will perform a variety of beautiful music.

Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Main stage

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Jefferson Community Band
Under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jefferson’s very own band will perform a variety of delightful music as the evening’s featured concert under the stars.

Time: 8:45 p.m.
Place: Main stage

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Fireworks Display
Huge aerial fireworks display by Interstate Fireworks Company. You don’t want to miss this one!

Time: 9:45 p.m.
Place: On the JTHS field

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