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Only 2 nonprofits contribute

Despite Lawrence Township officials' request for voluntary contributions from nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, only two have stepped forward — SERV Behavioral Health System Inc. and the Islamic Circle of Mercer County.

SERV, which operates a group home on Darrah Lane, sent a check for $2,101.97 and the Islamic Circle of Mercer County, which meets on Lawrence Station Road, contributed $1,250, Municipal Manager Richard Krawczun said.

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Scholarship Fund Cash Raffle winners announced

  • 1st prize, Prince Hendrix of Hamilton, who won $2,450.
  • 2nd prize, Marilyn Ticktin of Roosevelt, who won $1,470.
  • 3rd prize, Derrick Taylor of Elizabeth, who won $980.

Winners received 25%, 15% and 10% of the amount raised.

The three winning tickets of the Cash Raffle to benefit the SERV Foundation's Scholarship Fund for consumers were drawn Nov. 12, 2012 at SERV's Corporate office. SERV employees and board members sold 980 tickets, raising a total of $9,800.

Congratulations to all the winners!  A special thanks to all who sold and bought tickets.

Keith and Prince croppedKeith V. Hamilton, Vice President of Community Relations for SERV, presents Prince Hendrix with a check for $2,450. Mr. Hendrix was the first-prize winner in the Scholarship Fund Cash Raffle.

Appeal to Tax-Exempt Groups Nets $2,101 Donation

Earlier this month, Lawrence Township sent out a letter asking dozens of tax-exempt organizations and non-profit institutions to consider making a voluntary payment in lieu of taxes. SERV Behavioral Health System recently sent the township such a donation

Lawrence Township has so far received at least one donation in response to the letter it sent out earlier this month asking dozens of tax-exempt organizations and non-profit institutions in the township to consider making a "voluntary contribution" equal to 25 percent of what they would pay in property taxes were they not exempt.

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SERV founder accepts award at Volley For SERV

Mark Fox, SERV's founder accepts his award.

Event raises $34K for special programs

Every year, tennis players in the community look forward to the time-honored Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament, held at the exclusive Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman.

As with the previous 21 events, this year’s major fundraiser for The SERV Foundation held all the amenities that the players have come to expect -- quality courts with stiff competition from other players, exquisite food prepared by an award-winning chef, musical entertainment, silent and live auctions, the drawing for the Super 50-50 Cash Raffle, and the awards presentation.

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