Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission are pleased to announce that Mercer County Park Festival Grounds has been chosen by the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer County (PESMC) as “2014 Project of the Year.”

“We take great pride in our Park Commission facilities, and the addition of our Festival Grounds now provides our park visitors with a great venue to participate in a wide variety of events,” said Mr. Hughes.

The Festival Grounds at Mercer County Park in West Windsor encompasses more than 200,000 square feet of venue space with a 2,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art performing arts stage with a wide array of electrical, lighting, sound and rigging capabilities. The Festival Grounds hosts numerous community events throughout the year such as the Indo-American, Irish, Italian-American and Mercer County cultural festivals; the Park Commission’s annual Freedom Festival and Mercer County Park Summer Concert Series; and the largest dog show on the East Coast, Trenton Kennel Club Dog Show. In 2014, the festival grounds were among the main venues for the Special Olympics 2014 National Games.

“I am honored to have received this award,” said Kevin Bannon, Park Commission Executive Director. “We are very proud of the diversity of events we host every year and now we have the ability to heighten the experience of our park users both for our traditional fairs, festivals and concerts as well as bringing some additional programming to Mercer County Park.”

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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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