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Holiday Express In The News

Holiday Express In The News 2011

12/16/2011 ALL ABOARD THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Click here to read a Redbank-Shrewsbury Patch story about this year's Benefit Concert at Count Basie Theatre.

12/13/2011 A SOLD-OUT STOP FOR HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Click here to read a redbankgreen.com story about this year's Benefit Concert at Count Basie Theatre.

12/8/2011 LET NEW HOLIDAY EXPRESS CD GET YOU IN THE MOOD THIS SEASON
Click here to read an Eatowntown-TintonFallsPatch.com story about the newly released CD by Holiday Express, "Happy Holidays."

Winter, 2011/2012 HOLIDAY EXPRESS GIVING PARTNERS
Click here to read a Red Hot Red Bank Magazine story about the Holiday Express Giving Partner Program, featuring volunteer Peg Ford, Coordinator.

11/25/2011 HOLIDAY EXPRESS/CATHOLIC CHARITIES PARTY
Click here to view The Times of Trenton story about Holiday Express, featuring volunteer Kathie Sterzinar among the guests at the event for Catholic Charities.

11/25/2011 HOLIDAY EXPRESS/CATHOLIC CHARITIES PARTY
Click here to view The Times of Trenton story about Holiday Express, featuring vocalist April Kelly performing for the guests at the event for Catholic Charities.

11/15/2011 HOLIDAY EXPRESS SETS SEASON IN MOTION THIS WEEK
Click here to read Eatontown Patch story about the Holiday Express entering its 19th Season; and the soon-to-be-released new CD, "Happy Holidays."

4/25/2011 PAYING IT FORWARD: HOLIDAY EXPRESS TURNS ITS ATTENTION
TO VOLUNTEERS

Click here to read Eatontown Patch story about the Holiday Express Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese gathering.

4/21/2011 HOLIDAY EXPRESS THANKS VOLUNTEERS
Click here to read The Hub story about the Holiday Express Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese gathering.

Holiday Express In The News 2010

11/12/2010 HOLIDAY EXPRESS EVENT AT MATHENY SCHOOL, PEAPACK, NJ
Click here to view photos from Matheny Medical and Education Center, a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.

11/26/2010 HOLIDAY EXPRESS EXTRAVAGANZA LIFTS SPIRITS IN RED BANK
Click here to read an Asbury Park Press article by Michelle Gladden about the Holiday Express Concert at the Red Bank Town Lighting.

11/25/2010 INCLUDE HOLIDAY EXPRESS WHEN SHOPPING
Click here to read The Atlanticville story about gift bag items needed by Holiday Express.

11/25/2010 HOLIDAY PARTY: GIVING THANKS AND GETTING WELL
Click here to read the Times of Trenton story by Lisa Coryell about the Holiday Express event for Catholic Charities – Partners in Recovery.

11/22/2010 HOLIDAY EXPRESS COMES TO CVR
Click here to read an Asbury Park Press story about the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation and how Hoiday Express makes a difference in the lives of many folks at this special needs workplace.

11/7/2010 A MAGICAL EVENING WITH A MISSION AT SICKLES MARKET BENEFITS HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Click here to read a review of the Sickles Market Wine & Cheese Fundraiser for Holiday Express on examiner.com by Margaret Morgan, Shore Region Food Examiner.

11/2010 'TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY EXPRESS
Click here to read an article in The Journal all about Holiday Express. (pdf is best viewed at 100%)

Fall, 2010 TIM MCLOONE'S HOLIDAY EXPRESS: HELPS MAN FIND HIS VOICE
Click here to read an article from the Monmouth County Arts Council X.IT magazine. (pdf is best viewed at 100%)

6/25/2010 FOUNDER OF HOLIDAY EXPRESS, TIM MCLOONE, INVITED TO SPEAK AT METHANY SCHOOL GRADUATION
Click here to read front page story in The Courier News, "Matheny school graduates begin new, maybe difficult, path."

5/14/2010 METHANY SCHOOL PROM
Holiday Express annually takes the band to perform along with a troupe of merry volunteers who dance and celebrate along with the special needs teens who attend.
Click here to watch the Fox News video.
Click here for Gannett's injersey.com Prom article.

Holiday Express In The News 2009

12/10/09 Asbury Park Press front-page article, Holiday Express spreads Christmas cheer to those in need by Jennifer Bradshaw. This event, for more than 300 Easter Seals adults and children, was held at Christian Brothers Academy. Volunteers included 40 students from CBA's Lasallian Youth. Food was donated by Jersey Mike's Subs.

Click here to read 12/9/09 article from TheAlternativePress.com, Holiday Express & Jersey Mike’s Subs Team Up This Holiday Season, about our first-time event for the clients of the
Jersey Shore Family Health Center.

Click here to read 12/8/09 Asbury Park Press blog article by David P. Willis, Jersey Mike’s adds the meat for Holiday Express shows. Our friends at Jersey Mike's Subs continue to amaze us with their incresed generosity and support.

Click here to read a feature article about Tim and Holiday Express in Jersey Shore magazine, Jersey Shore People… Tim McLoone, Twenty-first Century Man. Tim is the recipient of a 2009 Gold Plate Award by the New Jersey Restaurant Association.

Click here to read a 10/27/09 Star-Ledger article, 2009 Jefferson Awards recipient: Tim McLoone. Nominated by Don Pignataro, this award honors people who do outstanding community service.

Click here to read the 5/31/09 Courier News article, Oh, what a night. Matheny students enjoy prom with staff, family members. Holiday Express band entertained all once again at this year's Methany prom.

Click here to read the 5/25/09 Times of Trenton article, Jersey anticipates 50th Infantry's return. This event, to be held June 12, 2009, will celebrate the return of more than 2,800 New Jersey National Guard soldiers who were deployed to Iraq one year ago. Holiday Express will be part of the festivities. This will be a wonderful follow-up to the Holiday Express December, 2008 event held for families of deployed solider at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.


Don BleshmanOn Monday, April 27, 2009, Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School, a school that serves severely, multiply-disabled students held a Roll-A-Thon to raise money for Holiday Express and Special Olympics. Students were treated to a lap or two around the parking lot
on some fancy bikes, tried their skills at the basketball hoops; and even planted marigolds and tomato plants in recognition of Earth Day. All this took place under beautiful sunny skies with rock 'n roll music adding to the festive mood of the day. Pictured is student David, filling the pot with fresh soil and plants as
Don Pignataro, Executive Director, accepts
the spring blooms for his office.

Thank you to Angela Cupo, Principal, and Jenifer Spear, Vice Principal, and all their staff for a terrific day – and to all those who contributed to the very generous donation of $1,000 we received from our friends at Norman A. Bleshman.


Holiday Express In The News 2008

Click here to read an Atlanticville article from 12/11/08, Holiday Express Spreads Cheer,
Warms Hearts
.

Click here to read the 12/10/08 article in The New York Times, Guard Families, on Their Own for the Holidays, Retrench, about the New Jersey National Guard families in wartime who attended the Convention Hall Holiday Express event.

Click here to read a 12/8/08 Star-Ledger article, Bringing Joy to Guard Families, about the
New Jersey National Guard families who attended the 12/7/08 Holiday Express event at Convention Hall.

Click here to read an endearing blog entry, Express Delivery, from 12/1/08 about Tim and Holiday Express from New Jersey Monthly.

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