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The many events the WBA sponsors during the course of the year bring people in the community together, they entertain, help build awareness of our organization and our members' community orientation. More importantly, we raise awareness and funds for some of the dedicated Services Organizations that support our community. In past years supported organizations included the Whiting Food Pantry, local Veterans Groups and the Whiting Vounteer Fire Co No 1. Please join us in giving back to the Community. Let's make our community a closer, warmer and better place to live.


Service was with a smile at our first Pancake Breakfast held in January at the Manchester Applebee's to benefit the Manchester Lions Club.
A great thank you to our valued Member for their wonderful food and support!



Our 3rd Annual Food and Wine Tasting Gala will be on May 17th at the Crestwood Village V's Hilltop Hall.

Thanks to our Members for serving and especially to our co-sponsors Applebee's and Michael Lacavitch and Sawyer's BuyRite Liquors of Beachwood for providing a delicious selection of appetizers and fine wines & beers.

Please patronize our Sponsors and Members!


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WBA's THIRD Business Fair was held at Crestwood Village V's Hilltop Hall and we appreciate all our Villages' support.

25+ WBA Members and other local businesses were there to meet you and show you why shopping local can pay off. We expect to have another Fair in the Fall with an even greater participation from our businesses and residents.

We have started our "Friends of the WBA" Member Program. This allows you to receive a monthly email notice of our events along with special offers from our members. Why not Become a Friend right now! (and also receive a $5.00 gift coupon on your next visit to Applebee's just for joining!)


Our first annual Whiting Tree Lighting was held December 10th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 180 Rt. 539, Whiting. This year it's Wednesday December 7th and we have a brand new great big and beautiful planted tree for the event!

It was a joy-filled evening, filled with song, Holiday cheer and friendly faces. The hundreds of people who came did some "giving back" of their own with donations of food, dollars and gifts to 'Our Daily Bread', St. Stephen's food pantry and to Toys for Tots. Along with the actual ceremonial "Lighting of the Tree" our event featured:

  Holiday songs performed by the Manchester Middle School Chorus
  The Stellar Theater Group presented a funny short holiday skit
  Gifts from our Sponsors and WBA members
  Toys for Tots was on hand to accept unwrapped new toy donations
  Wonderful food was served courtesy of Heritage Restaurant and Investors Bank
  And we will again receive a visit from Santa!

 

We appreciate the generous donations and support that our Sponsors for this and other events have shown and we would like to recognize some of them here.  Please patronize these local businesses in acknowledgment of their support for our community!


      

All-Care Physical Therapy
Berge HVACR
Renew My Real Estate
Rayjon Energy
Sav-a-Lot

Lynnette E. Brennan, Esq.
Manchester Lion's Club
Proforma Ink Marketing
Village Opticians
Stellar Theatre Group


The many events the WBA sponsors during the course of the year bring people in the community together, they entertain, help build awareness of our organization and our members' community orientation. More importantly, we raise awareness and funds for some of the dedicated Services Organizations that support our community. In past years supported organizations included the Whiting Food Pantry, local Veterans Groups and the Whiting Vounteer Fire Co No 1. Please join us in giving back to the Community. Let's make our community a closer, warmer and better place to live.

Earlier Events

Our May 14th - Food and Wine Tasting Gala was a blast! It was a celebration of community, regional wines and beers - coupled with complimentary home-made hors d'oevres and specialty foods prepared for our guests by some of Whiting's sharpest business people - our Members! And believe me, we cooked up a storm. The Event was held at Whiting's Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and featured music, raffles, and a gift auction along with the wonderful food and drink. We hope to have pictures up here soon.



Our THIRD Annual Classic Car Show was held on October 10, 2015 and it was our most successful show yet in terms of both turnout and funds raised for the Whiting Food Pantries.

Stay tuned in for more details and see below for pictures from our prior Shows!



We'd hoped to follow up on our Fall Harvest Festival at the Manchester Marketplace which we held in the Fall of 2013, but unfortunately the Manchester Marketplace closed their doors this past fall.

Still we can not forget our cast of loveable characters, music and entertainment, great food, and the variety of vendors offering great seasonal items. Perhaps we'll find a new location where we can reunite our characters down the road in honor of local Veterans organizations and our service men and women at home and abroad.



Let's Relive some of the Fun from our Events in 2013 and 2014 - Starting with
"Aladdin's Take Out" June 7th 2014 at Whiting Fire Co. No. 1

And what fun it was! Stellar Theatre Group under the direction of Julian Ayala pulled out all the stops in the original Musical Comedy Aladdin's Take Out. This riotous presentation benefited Whiting's Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. The WBA sincerely thanks the entire cast of characters - and they really were some crazy "characters" - for their terrific performances. We all can't wait until their next production.

Stellar Theatre Group is an IRS Approved 501c3 Charitable Community Theatre. We have been recognized 3 years (2012 - 2014) by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission of NJ with funding to help us to carry out our mission goal. We are always looking for talented people and help. For more information on our activities please visit: www.stellartheatre.com.


 

 

October 5, 2013 we all got together at Ken Munroe's Manchester Marketplace - dressed up a bit, had wonderful entertainment and vendors - to honor our Veterans. We received wonderful gifts and donations for Service Men and Women overseas. It was a blast!




 

 

Classic Auto Shows benefiting the Whiting Food Pantry  



On July 20, 2013 the WBA sponsored its first annual Classic Auto Show at the Crestwood Shopping Center with all proceeds going to the Whiting Food Pantry located on Lacey Road. The were some 50 classic and antique cars at the show and the attendance was terrific, despite the heat! Raffles, prizes, T-shirts and gift baskets, and beautifully designed award trophies. Two live bands performed and everyone had a great time.

Below are some pictures of the fun and some of the fabulous cars that were in attendance. This year we're looking for more cars, more people and more fun! Tentative planned dates for our 2014 show are September 6th or 13th.





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