Each year an artist is invited to create a sculpture of the proverbial “Junebug” in the spirit of the ArtFest, which is unveiled at the opening and presides as a focal point of the event throughout. The Junebug ArtFest Committee thanks John for sharing his creative skill providing such a unique element for the event.
The 2010 Junebug sculpture is the work of well-known local artist, John Shersick. John’s tree-trunk carvings are familiar throughout Middlesex County. He has been working in wood this way for about ten years, though he identifies himself as a sculptor “forever”. Among his creations are the Thomas Jefferson figure in the auditorium of Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison; a large eagle for the Boy Scouts; a massive 10’ Native American for Keyport High School, one of his largest; and the Metuchen High School bulldog which greets visitors to the football field.
Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2019 Dedicated to the honor and support of United States service personnel, especially