JCP&L Events Take Flight

June 28, 2018

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) participated in a variety of spring and summer events, including the Power in the Pines Air Show, the Greenwood Lake Air Show and a butterfly sanctuary dedication at the Alexander Hamilton School.

More than 300,000 attended the May 5-6, Power in the Pines Air Show at Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst for a showcase of military and civilian air power. Among the ground displays, exhibits, concessions and live entertainment, JCP&L hosted a booth to provide attendees with information and giveaways.

Mike Garbarini, supervisor, Customer Accounts, talks with show goers.

The weekend of June 8-10, the JCP&L logo was flying high on the MX2, piloted by Gary Ward, former aerospace engineer and renowned stunt pilot. The Greenwood Lake Air Show took place in West Milford, where crowds enjoyed air stunts, ground displays, food and entertainment. Airport manager Tim Wagner said, “JCP&L’s continued participation enhances our event, and we’re appreciative of the sponsorship, which makes the featured entertainment possible.”

Gary Ward’s plane sports the JCP&L logo.

Ward poses with Kristin, Daniel and Tim Kelly of Parsippany.

Ward signs autographs. (Above and below.)

On June 15, students of Alexander Hamilton School in Morristown received a contribution of $902.20 from JCP&L – the exact amount needed to create a butterfly sanctuary and composting site at the school’s ecology center. Students wrote a proposal, including the ideas, materials and budget needed execute the project. The contribution covered lumber and nails to build butterfly houses, plants to attract butterflies and a greenhouse to shelter the plants and raise caterpillars.

Alexander Hamilton students happily accept a contribution of $902.20 to fund a butterfly habitat and composting system. L to r: Lauren Lake; Ronald Morgan; Sean Curnow; science teacher, Carolyn Mclain; Christian VanderGroef, Benjamin Andrade and JCP&L customer account specialist, Mohammad Hussain.

John Anderson, vice president of External Affairs, said, “We’re happy to support community events that enhance the quality of life for our customers and build better partnerships with local businesses and organizations.”