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Bandshell Dedication Honors First Responders and Celebrates Diversity

by Mary Galioto

The Hopewell Township community gathered at Woolsey Park today for the bandshell dedication honoring first responders and celebrating cultural diversity. Township Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning and members of the Committee welcomed guests for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. along with dignitaries including Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, Mercer County Executive Dan Benson, and County Commissioner Kristin McLaughlin.

First responders from Hopewell Valley attended in uniform, and a flag salute was held under clear, beautiful skies. The ceremony officially marked the bandshell’s dedication.

Mayor Peters-Manning presented the 2024 Mayor’s Awards to the following for their outstanding service:

  • Hopewell Township Public Works: David Guerard, Assistant Director of Public Works
  • Hopewell Township Police Department, Officer Michael Crincoli
  • Union Fire & Rescue Squad: President Peter Swanson
  • Hopewell Valley Emergency Services: Emergency Services Specialist John Schafer

Hopewell Borough Mayor Ryan Kennedy presented awards to:

  • Hopewell Township Fire Department, EMS: Luke Morehouse
  • Hopewell Township Fire Department, Fire: John Novak, Sr.

Pennington Borough Mayor Jim Davy recognized members of the Pennington Police Department:

  • Pennington Police Department
    • Chief Doug Pinelli
    • Sgt. Novin Thomas
    • Sgt. Daryl Burroughs, Jr.
    • Det. Daniel D’Ascoli
    • P.O. Mark Caruso
    • P.O. Leo Friedman
    • P.O. Gerard Sinnott
  • Pennington Fire Company
    • Anthony DiCocco

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