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MEDIA ADVISORY (2/3): Beck Hosts First Ever ‘Senator Joseph Palaia Day’ Celebration at Ocean Township School

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) will on Friday Feb. 3 host a celebration marking the first annual “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” at Wayside Elementary School in Ocean Township, where his daughter now serves as Principal.

Sen. Beck will host the first ever celebration of “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” at Wayside Elementary in Ocean Township. Sen. Beck sponsored the resolution designating Feb. 3 of each year as a day to honor the late Senator. (SenateNJ)

The event follows Jan. 31 signing of Sen. Jennifer Beck’s resolution declaring Feb. 3 of each year “Senator Joseph Palaia Day” in honor of the beloved Monmouth County legislator and educator.

When: 9: 15 a.m. on Friday Feb. 3, 2016

Where: Wayside Elementary School: 733 Bowne Road, Ocean Township, NJ

Who: Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth); Principal Denise Palaia, the late Senator Palaia’s daughter and current principal of Wayside Elementary School; a student assembly, and staff.

Availability: Open

“I cannot think of a better place to mark the first ever ‘Senator Joseph Palaia’ Day, than an elementary school in Ocean Township – a community Senator Joe spent decades serving, first as a beloved educator and then as one of the most admirable elected officials our state has ever seen,” Senator Beck said. “What makes this celebration even more special, is the fact that we will be joined by his daughter Principal Denise Palaia, who is carrying on his legacy as a devoted elementary school principal.”

The celebration will feature a student assembly and the unveiling of two memorial trees to be planted on the grounds of Wayside Elementary School in Senator Palaia’s memory.

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