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The Scourge Of The Sign

Tomorrow of course is Election Day and its one with some added interest in New Jersey because of the race for Governor. 

Political signs in Toms River
Political signs in Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

I’ll hold off until Tuesday to share some of my thoughts but I do have one today and it does not matter who you are supporting.  It has to do with the incredible number of those roadside lawn signs that have become more and more popular.  I truthfully don’t understand why it’s even legal for those signs to be placed on local, county and state roads.

The problem is the number of them as at certain locations and intersections it’s almost a battle to see which candidate can own the most space.  I don’t just dislike the signs during election season as they have become popular methods of marketing for businesses, from selling pizza to homes.  It just seems like we have allowed roadways to become free advertising venues without a concern for how it looks to locals and visitors.  Frankly it doesn’t look very nice but I guess nobody really cares.

Ocean County College Athletic Hall Of Fame
Ocean County College Athletic Hall Of Fame (OCC)

Ocean County College will hold its 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception on Wednesday, November 20th in the school’s Health & Human Performance Center.  The 6pm dinner and ceremony will honor former basketball standouts Mike Kavanagh and Mary Bellezza Gibson, Karen Geiger Trump who was both a standout athlete and coach and special contributors Dom Alagia and Bob Czarniewski.

I will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening and for ticket information you can contact the OCC Office of Resource Development at (732) 255-0400.

I will also serve as MC for the Toms River Student Loan Fund’s annual recognition cocktail reception and dinner on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.  The special honorees that evening will be Toms River’s baseball-playing Frazier Brothers, .Charlie, Jeff and Todd.

The evening will also be used to salute the eighteen current Teachers of the Year in the Toms River School District.  Proceeds will benefit the Student Loan Fund which dates back to 1937 and provides college loans to graduates of the three Toms River public high schools.  For ticket information to the December 4th event call (732) 341-1773.

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