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FOWE Membership in the Park / Children's Craft
Friends of West Essex (FOWE), a local non-profit, social membership organization for mothers, is holding its annual “Membership in the Park” event on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell.
Rain date will be Friday, September 21, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A children’s craft also will offered at the event. Cost for the craft -- a fall themed canvas tote bag -- is $1 for FOWE members and $2 for FOWE non-members.
The annual “Membership in the Park” offers those interested in becoming members of FOWE the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the activities planned for the year from current, active members of the group. Upcoming events include a children’s outing to a pumpkin patch, ladies’ night out, and the annual Halloween party.
If people are unable to attend event and would like to learn more about FOWE, membership information can be found on www.friendsofwestessex.com or by sending an email to FOWEmoms@yahoo.com. An annual membership fee of $35 is required to join and is used to off-set the cost of activities. A discounted rate of $25 will be offered at the “Membership in the Park” event.
Friends of West Essex (FOWE) of New Jersey is a non-profit, social membership organization formally established in 1990, offering a wide variety of activities for stay-at-home and working mothers, new mothers, new residents, and nannies living in West Essex area (Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange). FOWE offers a wide variety of activities for its members including playgroups, children’s outings, book discussions, ladies night out, children’s parties and crafts, “in a pinch” support services, and much more. To obtain more information about FOWE and how to become a member visit www.friendsofwestessex.com.
More About Grover Cleveland Park
Grover Cleveland Park is a facility of the Essex County Park System located in a residential area of Caldwell and extends into Essex Fells. The park features a slow-flowing brook that leads to a small pond at its end.
Grover Cleveland Park is the seventh-largest park in the Essex County Park system. Construction of the park, named after Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States who was born in Caldwell, began in the summer of 1914. The park was completed in 1916.
Those who frequent the park vary, whether it be a couple taking a late afternoon stroll along one of the paths, or one of the local sports teams on one of their practice runs. The main path, that takes you down the center of the park, can lead one of two ways. You can follow it straight down, past the tennis courts or you can take it down to where the bridge connects either side of the brook. If you cross this bridge, the path takes you up to a hiking path through the woods.
In addition to the tennis courts, there are baseball fields, complete with team and spectator benches, a picnic area and a playground.
There are many large trees not only lining the paths of the park, but scattered throughout as well. There are plenty of benches where you can sit down and relax. Lamp posts line the walking path, making evening strolls even nicer and safer.
The Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy (GCPC) has worked with the Essex County Park System since 2001 to improve the conditions of the park.
Grover Cleveland Park prohibits: littering/glass bottles; car washing/car repairs; parking cars on lawns; alcohol; unleashed dogs and motor vehicles inside the park on the walking and bike paths.