Howell Chamber Honors The Town’s Finest

HOWELL – The do-gooders of Howell will not go unnoticed this year, thanks to the Howell Chamber of Commerce.

An outstanding citizen, business, volunteer and service organization from town was carefully chosen by the Chamber. Each will be honored at the organization’s 37th Annual Dinner Dance on Oct. 20, which will be held at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale.

This year, the Citizen of the Year is Robert Walsh; Business of the Year is Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Monmouth; Volunteer of the Year is Jayne McDevitt and Service Organization of the Year is Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.

Chamber Executive Director Susan Dominguez said McDevitt’s name might sound familiar, as she created an annual soccer tournament in honor of her friend Madison Beggs, who passed away from brain cancer in 2012. The 6th Annual Madison Beggs Kicks 4 Kids Soccer Tournament took place at Soldier Memorial Park on Sept. 9, with proceeds benefiting the Francis Foundation for Kids Fighting Cancer and Pediatric Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dominguez said Mayor Theresa Berger and the town council, which Robert Walsh is a member of, have been invited to attend the Annual Dinner Dance. Walsh is being honored for his contributions to Howell as a citizen apart from his role as a Howell councilman.

For more information about the Howell Chamber of Commerce, sponsorship opportunities or tickets for the Annual Dinner Dance, visit howellchamber.com or call 732-363-4114.

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