Monmouth 32 Charity Dance

(Pictured L to R): Ancient Order of Hibernian s Division #32 Hibernian of the Year, Dennis O’Brien and Division #32 Trustee and Founding President, Kevin Weldon.

Monmouth 32 of Belmar, New Jersey recently held their third Annual Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake, New Jersey. The goal of this event was to raise funds for their annual scholarship programs, dedicated to local elementary schools. The event included a sit down dinner, refreshments, prizes and a silent auction, with music and entertainment provided by the Snakes.

The Division also honored community members and local dignitaries for their honorable and tireless efforts during the past year. This year’s recipient of the Hibernian of the Year Award was Division #32 Treasurer Dennis O’Brien. Women of Irish Heritage, Jersey Shore, past president Kathy Essner and John Keane of the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Division #16 of Freehold, New Jersey each received the division’s John Cardinal O’Connor award, and Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore past President John Carr received the division’s Irishman of the Year award. John Nagle, of the Spring Lake Manor, and the Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore received special recognition for their support and assistance.