An event titled ‘Dance the Night Away’ was held on January 30, raising money for Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a charity that sends personal care packages to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event was created by Kathy Thornton out of her participation in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
The event, tickets to which cost $10, was held at the First Lutheran Church in Montclair, and featured DJ music, refreshments, and a variety of goods and services generously provided by local businesses and prizes and raffle offerings.
“Over the past year I have been looking at getting what I want out of my life and in doing so I have been taking courses with Landmark Education,” Thornton explained. “The course I am currenlty enrolled in is called the Self Expression and Leadership Porgram; in this course we are assigned to pick a community project that would make a difference in one of the communities in our lives. I cam up with 3 ideas for projects and this one is by far the most challenging.”
Thornton was influenced in her choice of project by having a stepfather, stepsister and stepbrother who all have served in the military. Visit the website of Operation Shoebox New Jersey to contribute or find out more about them.