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Page 8 Thursday, June 24, 1999 The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION

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MR. AND MRS. FRED BOSS

Mr. and Mrs. Boss Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boss of Westfield recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 25, 1949, at St. Mark’son-the-Hill in Pikesville, Maryland.

The couple graduated from the University of Maryland. Mr. Boss worked for Merck & Company, and retired in 1986 as a Sales Manager for Ametek, Inc.

Afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Boss established their winter residency in Naples, Florida, while retaining their home of 40 years in Westfield for the summer months.

They have been members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Westfield for more than 40 years, were members of the Echo Lake Country Club, and are currently members of The Country Club of Naples.

The couple have three children, Ms. Nancy Boss of Westfield, Ms. Bobbie Boss of Maui, Hawaii, and Fred Boss of Craig, Colorado. They

are also grandparents to Jessica Dennis of Maui, and Kyle and Kaylin Boss of Craig.

Elizabeth Anne Born to Gatelys

Meg and David Gately of Westfield have announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Gately, on Monday, June 7, at 5:04 p.m. at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.

Elizabeth weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length at birth.

She joins her brothers, Peter, 14, Mark, 13, and Andrew, 10.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandparents are Joan and Joe Torrisi of Scarsdale, New York.

Her paternal grandmother is Eleanore Farrell of Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Mother Wynnie Minor Muse Honored on 90th Birthday

WESTFIELD — Mother Wynnie Minor Muse, a longtime Westfield resident, was honored on her 90th birthday June 6 with an afternoon dinner party at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Scotch Plains.

Family, fellow church members and friends attended the celebration, which was hosted by Mother Muse’s daughter-in-law, Catherine Muse, and her friend, Deaconess Dolores Graves. Also on hand for the festivities was former Pastor Walter G. Hailey.

Born on June 6, 1909 in King and Queen County, Virginia, Mother Muse was baptized at the Union Hope Baptist Church in Virginia.

She moved to Westfield in her late teens, and was married to the late David Muse on July 15, 1929, at their minister’s Scotch Plains home. The couple had two children, Alberta and Roosevelt.

Mother Muse has nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Another grandchild is deceased. She has one surviving sister, Gertrude Davis, and three surviving brothers, Thomas Minor, Eddie Minor and Reginald Minor. Two other siblings, a brother and a sister, are deceased.

Mother Muse joined the Metropolitan Baptist Church 51 years ago, under the leadership of the late Wil

Mother Wynnie Muse

liam Moore. She is a former member of the Pastor’s Aide Club and Choir at the church, and a former President of the church’s Missionary Society.

D.A.R. Selects New Officers; Will Take Part in July 1 Event

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) has announced that the following officers were elected at the organization’s May meeting to serve for the next two years.

Regent, Helen Manton; First Vice Regent, Martha Canata; Second Vice Regent, Stephanie Mannino; Chaplain, Lillian Roesch; Recording Sec

retary, Lauramae Cutler; Corresponding Secretary, Ellen Lawson; Treasurer, Nancy Johnson; Registrar, Lillian Blauvelt, and Historian-Librarian, Nellie Jester.

Members of the D.A.R. will participate in an Independence Day program in conjunction with members of the Sons of the American Revolution at the bandstand in Mindowaskin Park on East Broad Street in Westfield on Thursday, July 1, at 8 p.m.

Any woman interested in becoming a member of the D.A.R. may call Lillian Blauvelt at (908) 232-8674.

Summer Playground Season To Kick Off in Westfield

WESTFIELD — The 1999 Summer Playground Program, sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Commission, will begin its new season on Monday, June 28.

Held at each of the town’s elementary schools, the program is offered for resident youth who have completed kindergarten up to the sixth grade.

The program is held Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. It runs

through Friday August 13. Activities include arts and crafts, sports and swimming at the Memorial Pool, along with special events such as soccer, softball and basketball tournaments. Playground fairs and Olympics are also part of the fun.

The program is free of charge, with registration taking place at the various playground program locations on June 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, please call the Recreation Office at (908) 789-4080.

Women For Women Offers Mentor Program

GARWOOD — Women For Women of Union County is organizing a Mentor Program to assist young women in making the transition from high school to full-time employment or continuing education.

The program will run for six weeks beginning on Monday, June 28, and continuing through Thursday, August 5.

Qualified candidates are caring adults who can offer support, guidance and concrete assistance to a young person. Participants will be asked to dedicate one hour per week for the duration of the program.

Women For Women of Union County is an alternative to the mental health services which now exist for women. The agency offers shortterm, low cost, individual counseling and support groups for women who are going through transitional or developmental crises in their lives. Its offices are located at 511 North Avenue in Garwood.

For more information, please call (908) 232-5787.

Today, Mother Muse is an honorary member of the Missionary Society, and was given the status of Mother of the Church under the leadership of the current Pastor, the Reverend Clement Griffin.

Literacy Library Day Slated At Berkeley Heights Library

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The Union County affiliate of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) will hold a Literacy Library Day at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue, on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is for all interested potential or current students and tu

tors. Tutors will have an opportunity to learn what materials are available to use, or how to solve problems that they are having. Potential tutors can find out about the program.

Interested students may be assessed by calling the LVA office at (908) 490-0333 to make an appointment for that day.

GORDON WANTS A HOME… People for Animals, a nonprofit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event this Saturday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PETsMART store, 1022 Route 22, East, at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Many cats, kittens and dogs will be available. Among them will be Gordon, a medium-sized, one-year-old, neutered male who is current with his vaccinations. This dog is friendly and well behaved. Gordon was rescued from a shelter where he was scheduled to be euthanized. To adopt a pet, or for information, please call (908) 688-1073. Local Scouts Spruce Up

Fanwood Nature Center

FANWOOD — Forty Girl Scouts from Scotch Plains and Fanwood worked on upgrading the Fanwood Nature Center last month, putting in over 100 hours of labor.

The girls wood chipped the trails and moved debris left by storms. Participants ranged from 6and 7year-old Brownie Scouts from Troop Nos. 352, 346 and 343, through 10-year-old Junior Scouts from Troop No. 821 and 13-yearold Cadette Scouts from Troop No.

751, who helped guide the younger girls.

This ongoing revitalization project is run by Marcia Anderson, a local naturalist and scout volunteer.

The Nature Center is located behind the Fanwood Bible Study Center off of Terrill Road, between Cray Terrace and LaGrande Avenue. Trail guides may be borrowed from the Fanwood Memorial Library or Borough Hall.

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