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Last night, June 2nd, Hopewell Borough Mayor Paul Anzano and the Council dedicated the train station’s community room  in memory of David H. Knights.

A Hopewell resident, former long-term Council president, historic preservation community activist, Knights’s “fingerprints [are] on all of the major projects and preservation efforts,” Borough Administrator Michele Hovan said. One of his loves was the train station in Hopewell Boro which has been so appropriately dedicated in his honor and memory.

ticketAt the event last night, Boro Administrator Michele Hovan sported a conductor’s vest and hat giving out commemorative  old-fashioned train tickets with the event name printed and the date hole-punched. Refreshments of popcorn and lemonade were served in a tented area next to the train station.

Among others, Hopewell Borough Mayor Paul Anzano and Council member David Mackie gave moving speeches in loving memory of Knights. And Knights’s three children recounted their own childhood memories of their father at the train station.

The program ended with an unveiling of the commemorative sign in keeping with the original architecture of the train station.

Mayor, Boro Administrator, Council members and members of the Knights family unveil new sign at the Hopewell Boro train station
Mayor Anzano, Boro Administrator Michele Hovan, Council members and members of the Knights family unveil new sign at the Hopewell Boro train station

 

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with mild germaphobia, excessive self-reflection, enthusiastic television viewing, and misguided adventures in random hobbies.

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