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Hackettstown Rotary Club and Rotary International awards grant to The Arc of Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – On Dec. 20, work began on a much-needed project for The Arc of Warren County’s Camp Warren site in Knowlton Township.

The need to replace 16 toilets before the beginning of the summer camp season is funded by a generous grant from The Hackettstown Rotary Foundation, with matching grant funds from Rotary International’s District 7475.

The Hackettstown Rotary Club will be contributing $2,500 toward the project, with the District providing a partial match of $1,700. The Arc Foundation will be funding the remainder of the costs of this initiative. Valley Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Lawn Sprinklers, LLC. is the contractor who will be responsible for the installation of the toilets. The toilets were purchased at Lowe’s in Hackettstown.

The grant proposal and oversight of this project was spearheaded by Hackettstown Rotary member, Robyn Jensen, CFP®, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Hackettstown.

“We are extremely grateful that Hackettstown Rotary Club decided to support this project,” said CEO of The Arc of Warren County John Whitehead,. “It was a needed upgrade that would have taken longer to do without the financial support. The fact that we can replace all 16 toilets, because of this grant, is extremely helpful for us as they will not need to be changed for many years.”

Camp Warren is in rural Knowlton Township but is conveniently situated between Route 80 and Route 46. It is designed for campers aged five and older and provides a 3:1 staffing ratio. Campers enjoy fun-filled days packed with programs including arts and crafts, swimming, music, sports and games, nature appreciation, group activities.

Camp Warren is managed by the Recreation Department at The Arc of Warren County and has provided a quality summer camping experience since 1962.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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