Appreciation for firefighters, remembrance of those lost to Covid, part of this year’s Hardyston Day

Hardyston. This celebration of the town and its residents included a tree planting, award presentation, vendors, and vaccines.

| 05 Oct 2021 | 02:41

Organizations, vendors, and music that made Hardyston Day fun.

This celebration of the town and its residents took place on Sept. 25 at Wheatsworth Sports and Recreation Complex.

Mayor Brian Kaminski said a weeping cherry tree was planted in memory of all the Hardyston residents that died from Covid-19. The Hardyston DPW planted the tree adjacent to the pavilion at Wheatsworth Field, located between the municipal building and the middle school.

Three nurses from The Sussex County Public Health Nursing Office in Hardyston offered the Pfizer vaccine and informed the community about the services they offer. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for Sussex County residents and promote healthy living.

The Hardyston Township Fire Department attended Hardyston Day with its their new 2020 Rosenbauer Engine.

“Mayor Kaminski and the council presented the Hardyston Fire Department with an award for their dedication and commitment to our community,” said department Chief Robert Washer. “I would like to thank the mayor and council as well as the community for all of their continued support.”

Washer said members of the fire department enjoy coming out every year to Hardyston Day to support the community.

Hardyston Township Chief Administrator Mike Ryder and his wife, Carolyn Ryder, Supervisor of Instruction at Franklin Borough School in Franklin, had a booth representing schools in Sussex County and stressing the importance of education.

Among the vendors were face painting by Bella Faccia, an Avon representative from Hardyston, and Jeannette Chardavoyn from Hardyston.

“I love being a part of the community and to come out and support Hardyston,” Chardavoyn said.