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Media Advisory: Cedar Crest Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Time Capsule Celebration Event

October 5, 2011

October 3, 2011
POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - To mark the 10th anniversary as one of the region's premiere continuing care retirement communities, Cedar Crest will hold a time capsule burial at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th at.  Media should arrive at the Belmont Clubhouse lobby by 12:45 p.m.
Residents from the community will bury newsletters they wrote, jump drives containing television programs they taped, event calendars and lots of photos, including some of the first residents who moved into Cedar Crest.
Media will also have the opportunity to get some wonderful photos and video and interview some of the first residents who moved into the community.
A little about Cedar Crest:
• Since the community opened in 2001, through 2010, $31,302,688 in taxes have been paid to the township, with $5.6 million alone in 2010.
• Salaries and benefits for employees have bolstered the local economy as well.  Through 2010, $157 million have been paid to employees throughout the region.
• Since the community opened in 2001, Cedar Crest created 415 full-time positions and 360 part-time jobs. In addition, the community employs 317 students from local schools who work in the community's restaurants.
• Approximately $750,000 has gone to pay for 155 student employees who are eligible for the Cedar Crest Student Scholars' Fund, which provides them with funding for their secondary college or trade school education.
• Residents spend an average of approximately 500 hours per month volunteering each year, equating to about 60,000 spectacular hours of work helping out a variety of charities and organizations.
Cedar Crest is located at One Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.
Tony Ciavolella