The Good for the Soul committee and the Toms River NAACP hosted a great program Saturday in Mancini Hall about Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector. Presented by reenactor Noah Lewis, he told about colonial-era customs that were followed by all people, including the difficulties blacks and the Irish faced.
Hector engaged the audience in his program, involving them in a simulated cannon demonstration. The following photo was taken as he instructed newly (but not willingly) recruited bombadier, oh let’s call her Judy.
Saturday’s program also included a soul food tasting by the NAACP and a performance by TRHS North’s ‘nStep.
An old saying goes: Nobody is useless. Everyone has a purpose, even if it’s to serve as a bad example. Here “Judy” served to demonstrate the role of women during the colonial period. Good, bad or indifferent? You decide.