Manitou Park Gives Thanks

The Cobra One organization was thanked for their efforts in always making sure kids have something constructive to do with their time. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

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 Bayville Elks have a history of helping local organizations, like the one in Manitou Park. (Photo by Chris Lundy)

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.

Sgt. Christian Roth was thanked for his ongoing support of the program. (Photo by Chris Lundy)
Members of the Berkeley PBA received a proclamation for their help with Manitou recreation. (Photo by Chris Lundy)
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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.