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The Borough of Hopewell began its year-long 125th Anniversary, commemorating the Borough’s heritage and celebrating the Hopewell of today, on New Year’s Day at the “Anniversary Kick-off Party.” The event also featured the swearing-in of the Borough’s council members and mayor, Paul Anzano.

“I look forward to an exciting year in the Borough as we celebrate our 125th year,” said Mayor Paul Anzano. “The many special events such as today’s swearing in, the community party at St. Michaels and the incorporation anniversary wrapped around our annual events such as our Memorial Day Parade, Hopewell Harvest Fair, Food Truck Fridays and Cruise Nights, just to name a few, will present many opportunities for us to celebrate Hopewell Borough and to show case our community and our strength of spirit. I encourage everyone to visit our website and the link to 125th anniversary events so you can participate in the many wonderful events planned for this special year.”

Throughout the year, 125th anniversary flags and snow globes will be for sale at some of the events, as well as at Borough Hall starting tomorrow. Also, the anniversary committee has put together a 125th Anniversary Commemorative Booklet that includes the programs and events for the ongoing year’s anniversary celebration. These can be found at Borough Hall, the Hopewell Library and at Hopewell Pharmacy.

Mayor Anzano

For up-to-date info, check out the 125th Anniversary FaceBook page.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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