Woman’s Club of Brielle set to celebrate 50 years

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BRIELLE — The Woman’s Club of Brielle will mark 50 year of service to the community on Dec. 14 with a noon celebration at Due Amici.

With Mayor Thomas Nicol, club members will discuss 50 points of service they have taken up throughout the years.

In 1967, the club was started by “a few women interested in beautifying the borough’s business district and local cultural interest,” according to Cathie Cafone, second vice president and communications chair.

Beautification and community service have remained as the heart of the club’s mission. In 1968, proceeds from its first fundraiser, a fair entitled “Paris in Brielle,” went toward the planting of junipers and bulbs at the four corners of Higgins Avenue and Riverview Drive.

Club members also addressed traffic safety in a 1977-1980 initiative to seek a traffic light at the intersection of Higgins Avenue and Riverview Drive. According to Ms. Cafone, members wrote letters to assemblymen, senators and local media, advocating for the installation.

The club has worked with Brielle Elementary School and the Brielle Police Department on joint projects.

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