Brick PBA Local 230 organized its annual toy drive for 2020. (Photo: Brick Township)
Brick PBA Local 230 organized its annual toy drive for 2020. (Photo: Brick Township)

The Brick Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 230 has held its annual toy drive for years, and the coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop their effort during a Christmas season when it counts more than ever.

The officers who organized the drive this year were lent a hand by Mayor John Ducey’s Student Advisory Committee. The students helped collect hundreds of gifts and spent an afternoon wrapping them.

“The gifts were distributed to Brick families to help make their holidays brighter,” the township said in an announcement


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Thank you to the Brick PBA, the students and everyone who donated to the Toys for Tots Drive,” it said.

Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)
Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)

Meanwhile, the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission hosted its annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Gravelly Graveyard yesterday. Also known as Old Wooley Cemetery, it is the oldest cemetery in Brick and most of its graves are occupied by residents long past.

Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)
Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)
Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)
Members of the Brick Township Historical Preservation Commission plant wreaths at the Wooley Cemetery in Brick. (Photo: Brick Township)

The graveyard looks over the Metedeconk River and has graves dating back to veterans of the American Revolution in 1776.