TOMS RIVER – If you have some Toms River pride and want to share in the 250th anniversary of the township, the clerk’s office has some merchandise for sale.
Among the items for sale are coffee mugs, water bottles, baseball hats, holiday ornaments and t-shirts. You can buy them at the township clerk’s office, or at special events such as Toms River Food Fest on June 24, which is also the 250th anniversary celebration.
The prices are: $5 coffee mug, $5 water bottle, $10 baseball hat, $10 holiday ornament, $10 t-shirt.
Township Council approved an ordinance with the prices at its meeting April 11.
Township Clerk and Historian, J. Mark Mutter, said after the council meeting that the items are now available for purchase in the clerk’s office during regular office hours, at 33 Washington Street.
This merchandise is not the only things emblazoned with the anniversary logo that residents can buy. The township switched up the design of its beach badges to help celebrate the semiquicentennial, which now also bear the logo. The cost is the same for a beach badge but the design makes it a 250th anniversary souvenir.
Beach badges for Ortley Beach and Shelter Cove are now on sale. Seasonal badges are on sale for a pre-season rate of $35 and a $15 lifetime access card is available for seniors (must show proof of age). Badges can be purchased at the Recreation Administration Office, 1810 Warren Point Road, or the Toms River Senior Center located at 652 Garfield Ave., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beach badge fees are waived for all active U.S. military, military reservists and military retirees, their spouses or civil union partners and dependent children. They must present a valid military identification card to receive their beach badge.
Finally, you can also buy a 2017 calendar as part of the 250th anniversary, which the township is selling for $5. Sales of the calendars began in late October 2016 but there are few left. The calendar design includes historical paintings and photos of Toms River scenes, as well as days in township history and other facts.
For more information, contact the clerk’s office at 732-341-1000.