Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority has retained its designation as a "certified Audubon cooperative sanctuary" by Audubon International.
Robert Gajewski, Brick health and safety officer, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the township’s property and was recognized for his environmental stewardship by the association.
First designated as a sanctuary in 2000, Brick is one of 500 properties in the world to receive the honor.
St. Thomas Christian Academy of Brick will hold its second annual walk-a-thon, June 1 at 1 p.m., at the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk. The school is sponsoring the walk to raise funds for a new school at its Route 70 campus.
The academy took an active role this year in opposing a planned Home Depot at a site next door to the school. In support of that opposition, parents and students from nearby schools are banding together to support the walk-a-thon.
To become a sponsor, call (732) 477-5335. Donations may be sent to St. Thomas Christian Academy, 150 Salmon St., Brick 08723.
Students, teachers and representatives of 18 Ocean County schools and groups such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Brick Mayor Joseph C. Scarpelli and Township Council Members, joined in celebrating the start of construction on New Jersey’s first Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the corner of Route 70 and Chambers Bridge Road in Brick Township.
Krispy Kreme invited area nonprofits to participate in the groundbreaking event by digging through giant piles of sand to find "FUNdraising" certificates valued at almost $10,000. The Brick Police Athletic League (PAL) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ocean County each won a grand prize of 250 dozen doughnuts valued at $1,500 each.
Fran Dockery was recently awarded Avon Products Inc.’s "2002 Circle of Excellence Award," an honor given to the top district sales managers within the company who have increased their sales of Avon products significantly over the last year.
Dockery was one of 93 out of 410 district sales managers in the Northeast region who earned the award. Avon’s district sales managers are salaried associates of the company. They recruit, mentor and manage representatives in their area. Avon’s Northeast region encompasses 150,000 representatives from Maine to Virginia. Dockery earned the award for increasing her district’s sales by more than 14.6 percent over sales plan. She is responsible for managing a team of 430 Avon sales representatives in the Lakewood, Jackson, Howell and Manchester areas. This is the third time Dockery has earned the "Circle of Excellence Award."
"One of the traits I like about Avon is the flexibility," said Dockery. "It is great for stay-at-home moms who want to start their own business."
Dockery, a resident of Brick, began her career with Avon in 1980 as a sales representative. She is married and has two children.