The annual community calendars sold by the College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains are now on sale at retailers throughout the two towns.
One of the club’s primary missions is to provide scholarships to deserving young women in Fanwood and Scotch Plains. Throughout the years, countless young women have received college scholarships that have helped them to realize their goal of attending college.
The club's community calendar is one of its primary ways of raising money for these scholarships. The calendar, which is now in its 46th year, provides information and dates for school events throughout the 2009-2010 year. Various community phone numbers and addresses are also located on the back cover, and coupons can be found on each monthly page.
This year's edition is the third year in a row that the cover has featured the artwork of one local elementary school student. The winning drawing is based on the theme "A Child’s View of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Seeing our towns through the eyes of our children."
Fanwood resident Anthony Triwahjudi, who is a third grade student at McGinn School, was the winner of this year's contest. Anthony’s inspiration for his cover is his love and appreciation of trains and transportation.
Anthony created his artwork from his memory of the train station in Fanwood, where he lives and often rides the train. Anthony said he really enjoys drawing and has sketched many different trains and local scenery. He has had the opportunity to travel on many kinds trains with his mom and dad both in New Jersey and while on vacation in Florida and Indonesia, where he visits his family. It is Anthony’s dream to become a train engineer when he grows up.
Due to the number of submission received, three honorable mentions were also chosen this year. The first runner-up is Emma Rogers, age 8. This is her second time being recognized as an honorable mention. The second runner-up is Morgan Martinson, age 10, and the third runner-up is Lexi Melinitsky, age 8.
Calendars are available for purchase through club members and at Irma’s Hallmark, Apple Blossom, Scotch Plains Recreation Department, Scotch Hills Pharmacy, Young’s Paint and Varnish and the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Public Libraries.