BERKELEY – There is an active youth recreation program in Manitou Park centered around the basketball courts by the old school house.
Rob Taylor has been running this program for many years. But he hasn’t been doing it alone. At a recent Township Council meeting, he wanted to honor the organizations that support the town’s program and make it possible. These included:
- Manitou Park Volunteer Fire Company
- Berkeley Police Benevolent Association
- Police Capt. Christian Roth
- Cobra One, a motorcycle group that does work with children in the community.
- The Bayville Elks Club
The Elks, in turn, had their own award to give out, the Citizens Award, to Mayor Carmen Amato. “This man is the face of Bayville,” said Ron Schwieters, the Bayville Elks’ outgoing Exalted Ruler.