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“You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” Musical to Benefit Kids with Cancer

Fifty years ago, in 1967, the musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown opened off Broadway. Now it is coming to Greenbriar II in Brick as a fundraiser for The Ashley Lauren Foundation, a Spring Lake non-profit that provides Hope and Help for Children with Cancer in New Jersey through financial, material and emotional support along with many programs for the children.

This multi-generational production is being directed by Monica Vermeulen (Brick) who is also the Founder/CEO of The Ashley Lauren Foundation. Musical Direction is by Norman “Doc” Hart (Brick). Reuniting after playing opposite each other in the same roles thirty years ago are Windber R. Brandt (Toms River) as Charlie Brown and Renee S. Tompkins (Wall Township) as Lucy Van Pelt. Rounding out the cast is Corey Crawford (Beachwood), as Linus, Maria D’Amato (Long Branch) as Sally Brown; Windber’s son, Windber R. Brandt (Ocean Gate), as Schroeder; and Madison Starr Wicker (Brick) as Snoopy.

There will be two performances at Greenbriar II Clubhouse, located at 1 Greenbriar Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08724 on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit The Ashley Lauren Foundation. For additional information call 732.414.1625. Don’t miss this funny and charming family musical.

2017-11-14T20:59:10+00:00 October 4th, 2017|ALF Happenings, Past Events|0 Comments

The Ashley Lauren Foundation Appoints Serena DiMaso to Board of Directors

The Ashley Lauren Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Serena DiMaso to its Board of Directors.

The Foundation, based out of Spring Lake, and serving all of New Jersey, provides financial assistance, emotional support and many other programs to children and families suffering from the hardships of pediatric cancer.

Founder and CEO Monica Vermeulen states, “We are honored to have Serena DiMaso join our Board. Serena brings a tremendous amount of experience which will help to further our mission of helping children with cancer.”

DiMaso is currently serving her third elected term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. She is   liaison to the Office of Emergency Management, Workforce Development, Superintendent of Schools, Tourism, Division of Reclamation, Division of Weights & Measures, Improvement Authority and the Shade Tree Commission. DiMaso serves as the Freeholder representative on the County’s Planning Board and the Mosquito Control Advisory Board. DiMaso served on the Holmdel Township Committee for ten years, including five years as Mayor. She serves on the Meridian Hospital’s Corporation Board of Trustees, is Chairwoman of the Bayshore Hospital Foundation and is an active member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. Serena is also a Board member of the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Serena participated in The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s Butterfly Ball competition “Dancing For Our Stars” in February 2017. She states, “What a fun way to help raise the money needed to carry out the important work of the Foundation.”

“The Ashley Lauren Foundation does so much for children battling cancer and their families,” says DiMaso. “It is my privilege to join this great group and do what I can to advance their mission of bringing hope and help for children with cancer.”

The Ashley Lauren Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Monica Vermeulen, Founder and CEO; Thomas Corley, Vice President and Treasurer; Carolyn Walker, Secretary; Lou Russo, Trustee; Howard Levine, Trustee; Lou Bernardo, Trustee; Carolyn Burtnick, Trustee; Serena DiMaso, Trustee; Tom Arnone, Trustee; Nancy Kolakowski, Program Director/Family Liaison; Mary Spano Gleckner, Family Liaison; and Nancy Wendt, Family Liaison.


2017-06-28T12:36:24+00:00 June 28th, 2017|ALF Happenings|0 Comments