The Stickley Museum’s Design for Living Gala will be held on October 5 at the Mountain Lakes Club, Mountain Lakes.
The gala will honor Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce and Jasmine Lim, business administrator for the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, both of whom have been steadfast friends of the museum for many years. It will also honor the memory of the late Alex DeCroce, who served as a museum trustee for 10 years.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to publicly acknowledge our appreciation for these individuals who have played a leading role in the Stickley Museum’s success story,” said Heather Stivison, the museum’s executive director. “The support and assistance of both Jasmine Lim and Betty Lou DeCroce, and of Alex DeCroce until his passing last year, have been critical to the Stickley Museum’s remarkable transformation from a property slated for development into a thriving cultural and historical center.”
Lim describes her relationship with Craftsman Farms and the Craftsman Farms Foundation as both “longstanding and multi-faceted.”
“I was the business administrator when the township acquired the Farms,” she explained.
As a part of the process Lim prepared the successful Green Acres application to acquire the farms and she was involved in nominating it onto the National Register of Historic Places and its designation as a National Historic Landmark.
Negotiated and prepared the township’s first agreement with the Craftsman Farms Foundation to manage the farms.
Lim also served as interim administrator for Craftsman Farms in 1991 for approximately six months. During that time, she prepared a successful application to the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the Main Log House.