OCTOBER 12-18, 2011
Special to The Sun
Skylar Seabert during last year’s American Girl Fashion Show. In order to participate in the fash-ion show, participants must also serve as an ambassador to the Special Olympics. Seabert hasraised more than $7,000.
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PRSRT STDUS POSTAGE
PERMIT NO. 1239
By KEVIN CANESSA JR.
The Lawrence Sun
Think back to when you were10. What was life like for you?Surely, you liked playing out-side. Maybe you played baseball if you were a boy
with dolls if youwere a girl.But for one 10-year-oldLawrenceville girl, life is muchmore than playing and doing thethings the average 10-year-olddoes. Instead, she’s all aboutbeing of service to others, espe-cially those in need.Meet Skylar Seabert. She’s anextremely outgoing girl, a fourth-grader at the Princeton JuniorSchool.Sure, she likes to do a lot of thethings her peers do, but at such ayoung age, she’s known for hervolunteer work as an ambassadorfor the Special Olympics of NewJersey and for her involvement inthe American Girl Fashion Show.“I’ve always been involved incommunity service
I’ve donework for the Red Cross, but it did-n’t matter to me where Skylar gotinvolved,” said MarianneSeabert, Skylar’s mom. “She kepttelling me she wanted to be in-volved with the American GirlShow, and it was a bit worrisomeat first. She was 6, 7 at the time.But she kept saying, ‘yes, yes,’and it was just in her essence towant to help.”And help she absolutely did.To participate in the AmericanGirl Fashion Show, participantsmust also serve as an ambassadorto the Special Olympics.For Skylar, that was the funpart.Over a four-year period, she’sraised more than $7,000 for Spe-cial Olympics, through variousfund raisers and events at school.In fact, as a member of herschool’s student council, hermom said she was able to con-vince her fellow council membersto take on Special Olympics as aschoolwide fund raiser.“She loves speaking on behalf of Special Olympics,” Mariannesaid. “She even spoke at a schoolassembly and everyone rallied be-hind her.”So just why does Skylar dowhat she does? It’s simple, shesaid.“I enjoy raising money for kids
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Never tooyoung tohelp out
10-year-old Skylar Seaberthas raised more than $7,000for the Special Olympics
By KEVIN CANESSA JR.
The Lawrence Sun
This was a test drive that really,really went badly.But not until sometime after itwas all over.A Lawrence Township Porschedealer is out of a $148,000 Panam-era, and it is believed to have beenstolen sometime between 4 p.m.on Sept. 26 and 8 a.m. Sept. 27, Lt.Charles Edgar of the LawrenceTownship Police Departmentsaid.And the dealer’s owner be-lieves it was two men who test-drove the car a day earlier whotook it, according to Edgar.Edgar said the two men
onedescribed as age 20 to 25, between5-feet, 9 to 10-inches tall, withdark hair and a ponytail, and an-other described as age 20 to 25, 5-feet, 6- to 8-inches tall, with short,dark hair and numerous tattoos
came to the dealership sometimebefore 4 p.m. Sept. 26.The two men, along with asalesman, went out for a test driveof the Panamera, according toEdgar. It was the salesman, how-ever, who drove the car, accordingto Edgar. The two men who wenton the test drive were not re-quired to submit identification
such as a driver’s license
beforethe ride, Edgar said.In most cases, even if someoneisn’t getting behind the wheelduring a test drive, some form of identification would be requiredat most dealerships, according toEdgar.But not at this dealership, ap-parently.During the test drive, Edgarsaid the salesman, at one point,placed the car’s electronic keysomewhere in the center consoleand left the car for a brief periodof time. Afterward, the salesman
Porsche stolen off lot
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