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Two Scholarship Programs for 2023

We’re excited to continue our Trade School Scholarship program thanks to the generous support of Brighton Air Corp, and once again offer our Annual Scholarship program to graduating Cranford seniors.

Applications for our 2023 Scholarship program will be opening soon. Eligible applicants must be current high school seniors living in Cranford intending to attend a 2- or 4-year college, or seniors and recent graduates planning to attend a Trade/Vocational school.

Scholarships are awarded based on:

  • Community service
  • Character/leadership qualities
  • Acceptable academic achievement

Applications for both are due March 31st. For more details and to apply, visit the scholarship pages:

Saturday April 1, 2023

10:00 am sharp on the field behind Orange Avenue School

This event is free. Bring a donation for Cranford Family Care.

Please enjoy our photos from the 2022 Easter Egg Hunt event

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Cranford VFW (479 South Avenue E)

7:30am - 12:00pm

Our annual pancake breakfast is back at the Cranford VFW with eggs, sausage/bacon, coffee, juice, and of course pancakes (with optional chocolate chips). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, or $25 for a family and are available at the door.

The Easter Bunny will be there, along with face painting, a Guess the Jelly Bean contest, and (new for 2023) a photo booth. Plus we'll be raffling off a Blackstone flat-top grill. 

Proceeds benefit Cranford Family Care.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9:00am - 1:00pm

The Jaycees are taking part in the townwide clean-up of the Rahway River. Volunteers are welcome! The Township is providing garbage bags, tools, and disposable gloves, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, gloves, and a reusable water bottle if they wish. The meetup and collection locations are:

  • Kenilworth Blvd
  • End of Riverside Drive @ Nomahegan
  • Riverside Drive/Balmier Pkwy Footbridge
  • Hampton Park
  • Sperry Park
  • Droescher's Mill
  • High St Footbridge
  • Hillside Footbridge (Crane Parkway)
  • Mohawk Park

Volunteers should dress appropriately for walking alongside the wooded and muddy areas along the river and should not enter the river at any time while keeping a recommended distance of at least eight feet from the river's edge. Children should be supervised by an adult at all times. Please reach out to with any questions.

About the Jaycees

For more than 50 years the Cranford Jaycees have combined networking, community activity, individual development, and training while making friends for life.

Members participate in volunteer community events, establish rewarding friendships and professional contacts, and experience the gratification of servicing humanity.

Throughout the year, the Cranford Jaycees hold many events to raise funds that go towards the Jaycees scholarship programs and other local causes. Additionally, the Jaycees are frequently called upon to assist with manpower to help run events in town.

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If you’re interested in joining or have any questions, email us at or stop by a general meeting.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month (September – May).