Congregation holds Community Service Award ceremony in Old Bridge Mosque

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Attendees and awardees at the Nov. 22, 2022, recognition ceremony in Baitul Hadi Mosque in Old Bridge, N.J. Photo: courtesy organizers

Following an 8-year long tradition, the congregation of Baitul Hadi Mosque in Old Bridge, New Jersey, held an event Nov. 22, 2022, recognizing an organization that has done some outstanding community service for the people of the Old Bridge Township.

Every year, the mosque works with the mayor’s office of the Old Bridge Township to identify one such organization. This year, the award was given to the Municipal Alliance of the Old Bridge Township.

The purpose and intent of the Alliance program is to eradicate illicit drug use and substance abuse throughout the Township.

Section of the audience attending the Nov. 22, 2022, recognition ceremony at the Baitul Hadi mosque in Old Bridge, N.J. Photo: courtesy organizers
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Members of the Alliance include a mayoral representative, the Chief of Police, President of the School Board, Superintendent of Schools, Student Assistance Coordinator, Representative of a Parent-Teacher Association, Representative of a Local Bargaining Unit for teachers, Chamber of Commerce Representative, a representative of Organized Labor, Municipal Court Judge or Representative of the Court System, Local Civic Associations, Local Mental Health Agencies, Local Religious groups, private citizens, including youth representatives and individuals recovering from drug and/or alcohol abuse.

Held at the Masjid Baitul Hadi, the event was attended by a large number of people and various officials of the township, a press release from organizers said.

A plaque of recognition was presented to the organization selected for the award, at a ceremony in Baitul Hadi mosque in Old Bridge, NJ, Nov. 22, 2022. Photo: courtesy orgaizers
Award recipients at the Nov. 22, 2022, recognition event held at Baitul Hadi mosque in Old Bridge, NJ. Photo: courtesy organizers

The award recipients received their plaques and certificatesfrom Mayor Owen Henry, and Abdul Nasir, the president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Central Jersey Chapter.

The event was followed by a sumptuous thanksgiving dinner, which consisted of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes. The attendees engaged with each other in a social hour following the dinner.

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