Tag: Parent Teacher Association
The PTA’s 1961 Water Carnival was judged a rousing success, with more than 100 attendees, reported the Observer-Tribune. Races, junior and senior life-saving classes, and other water contests were held. First-prize winners received certificates for banana splits from Edwin Worman, owner of the local Dairy Queen.
Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Kay would once again open the swimming area on their estate to Chester Borough and Township residents, reported the Observer-Tribune in 1960. The swimming area was located next to the Black River on Hacklebarney Road. Free swimming lessons were provided by a Red Cross senior life guard.
In 1955, the PTA sponsored a proposed swimming and recreation area at Crystal Lake. The question later would be added to the regular ballot as a referendum in the February 1956 election. The referendum asked for $16,000 in leases, improvements, and equipment to make the lake a swimming pool, fishing hole, skating pond, and general recreation and picnic area, including access roads and parking facilities.
In 1957, during National Education Week, approximately 120 attendees heard Dr. Van Dyck, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Morris Plains, speak on juvenile delinquency at the Chester PTA meeting. He blamed juvenile delinquency on “adult delinquency,” exhibited in such minor crimes as exceeding the speed limits. He also spoke on marriage counseling. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune