STAFFORD – At a recent council meeting, Mayor John Spodofora presented Stafford resident Heather Kline with the Volunteer Award for her efforts in organizing the Beach Haven West Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 25.
The first-ever Beach Haven West Tree Lighting Ceremony took place last month in Mill Creek Park. Kline was a lead organizer of this holiday event that brought together hundreds of community members to celebrate together around the Christmas tree.
Councilman David Taylor noted his surprise at the amount of people that attended the event.
“I was expecting 30 or 40 people, not hundreds,” said Taylor.
As Mayor Spodofora presented Kline with the Volunteer Award plaque, he read: “Stafford Township’s greatest resource is its people.”
The first-ever tree lighting in Beach Haven West was a major success for the Stafford community and Kline accepted her award gracefully.
“A lot of people came out, and of course I had your guys’ (the council members’) support, so thank you,” said Kline.