Year end review May-June 2013
The Bogota VFW Ralph Hall Post # 5561 held their Loyalty Day program. They handed out their awards for the “ Voice of Democracy” and “Patriots Pen” essay contest for the Students in Bogota’s Grade Schools.
The Bogota Council adopted a resolution to look in joining other local towns in a shared services program to help reduce cost of Borough spending.
The Borough of Bogota & River Development LLC starting looking at way to use the Sifford Pontiac & the unused Hess Oil Terminal site for low rise apartment and shops. As well as the Borough purchasing the the Hess maintenance garage for use as a new DPW garage.
The Bogota High School Music Dept. Held their Spring Concert. This was the premier performance of the High School Barbershop Choir the “ La-Di-Da’s”
The Borough of Bogota held their Memorial Day Remembrance services in front of Borough Hall. Then had the Memorial Day parade though the Borough. Due to budget cuts active members of the Armed Services could not participate in the parade as in 2012.
Bogota High School held their annual sports banquet for 2012-2013. Girls Cross Country Coach Jay Mahoney and Lady Bucs Volleyball Coach Brad DiRupo were honored as Coach of the Year for their sport. As well as the Lady Bucs Cross Country squad, and the Lady Bucs Volleyball teams were named Team of the Year in their sport. Carly O’Sullivan being name Player of the year in Girls Volleyball.
The Lady Bucs Volleyball team won their third Group 1 Championship in a row. While both the Girls and Boys Cross Country squads both won The Bergen County Group “D” Championships.
The ARC of Bergen & Passaic Counties held their annual Walk- A-Thon in Olsen Park to raise money and awareness to help people with development disabilities & their Families.
The Steen School held their talent Show for 2013
The Bogota High School Fine Arts Dept held their awards night and inducted six new members into the International Thespian Society
Alan Kirk, Bogota resident and first Executive Director of the Englewood Arts Center ( which would later become the Bergen PAC) passed away at the age of 70.
The Bogota Republican committee had a kick off dinner for their candidate for Borough Council Chris Keleman and John Mitchell
The Bogota Drama Club held their first annual Mystery Dinner Theatre.
Members of the Bogota green team held a clean-up of the creek that runs along Elm Ave near River Rd.
Bogota adopted a new policy on front lawns with a 4" height for grass.
Bixby School held their Sixth Grade graduation ,and thanked Ms. Diane Tagilbue for her years at the
Steen School held their Sixth Grade Graduation, and thanked Ms. Wawrzonkiewicz for her years at Steen School
The Bogota High School Class of 2013 held their Commencement Ceremonies There were two key note address’ as retiring teachers Ms. Natalie Benyo and Mr. Tom Trochanowski spoke to the student one last time before retiring from teaching.
Bogota Day returned after a year absence. This marked the official open of the new Band Shell. Bogota Day it’s self was later then what was wanted, but the hope is at this is a new start to build on, and have Bogota 2014 nearer the beginning of June.