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New teen event, a big hit!


Contributed by: teen journalist Caroline Torpey

On August 9, over 60 teens gathered together to celebrate the end of the summer at the Glen Rock Municipal Pool.

Katie Frey, the Glen Rock Recreation Director organized time for Caroline and Claire Torpey, Caitlin O’Brien and many other volunteers to set up the exciting night. From the karaoke to the photo booth, to the delicious pizza, it was a night to be remembered.

Caitlin O’Brian, one of the volunteers mentioned “It was great to see so many teens show up to this wonderfully planned event! Everyone seemed to have a great time!”. One teen, Vivienne Dietrich stated “I thought it was a great way for kids to catch up during the summer and for everyone to be familiar with one another before the new school year!”

Sydney Hornak, GRHS class of 2017 –  “the teen pool party is a great place to hangout with your friends and make memories, and for me it was great opportunity so say goodbye to my friends before i leave for college.”

Some new Glen Rock teens were welcomed to the community and met teens through this fantastic night. Isabel Shea was thrilled that “Kids of all ages were able to connect and have fun all at the same time.” Also, teens danced the night away with their friends thanks to Joe Rush, the amazing DJ.

The volunteers would like to give a huge thank you to Michelle Torpey and Eileen Hillock for supplying popcorn, decorations and the photo booth. Katie Frey and the volunteers are thrilled to announce that the nights success will result in multiple Teen Nights for the summer of 2018. Please give Katie Frey and the volunteers suggestions for the upcoming Teen Nights! Contact Katie Frey at [email protected]

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