Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne Names New Preschool Center the "John A. Pasquale III Early Childhood Learning Center"

On Saturday, November 26th, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and a naming dedication of the new Positive Place Preschool building, located at 148 Maitland Avenue, Hawthorne.  The facility was named after the late John A. Pasquale III.  John was a dedicated supporter of the Boys & Girls Club and was a past recipient of the Man of the Year award presented by the Club.  John also served his hometown on the Hawthorne Board of Education as a member for 13 years, the Commissioner of Public Works for 6 years and a Councilman for 4 years.  He was a member of the Hawthorne Library Foundation, Hawthorne Kiwanis Club and a lifetime member of the Hawthorne PBA Local 200.  John was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s RC Church, where he served on the Finance Committee.  He was a member of the Paterson Elks and Old Timers Sports Club.  John also served as a past President and Secretary of the All Wags Athletic Club in Paterson and served on the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Governing Board.  He had a passion for sports and working with children as he volunteered as a coach for the American Legion Post 187 baseball team for 15 years and was a football official for over 40 years for the New Jersey Football Officials Association.

The Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne just completed this 8 month expansion project.  The Club has expanded its preschool facility to better meet the needs of our community.  This new facility will serve children from 6 weeks to 2 years old.  What was once a family owned residence situated across the parking lot from the Boys & Girls Club of Hawthorne, is now a part of the Club campus, serving over 50 infants and toddlers.

For more information about our Positive Place Preschool Center, please contact Nicole Kenworthy at nkenworthy@bgchawthorne.org or by calling the Club at (973) 427-7777.