BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (standing at right) dedicated the "Horace Ashenfelter Track" in Essex County Watsessing Park on Friday, October 14th. The honor recognizes long-time Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter, who won a Gold Medal in the Steeplechase in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Ashenfelter, who is now 93 years old, used the Watsessing Track to train for the Olympics. Looking on with the County Executive after the bronze plaque and new track sign were unveiled are (seated) Lillian and Horace Ashenfelter and (standing from left) Freeholders Patricia Sebold and Cynthia Toro, and Freeholder President
Britnee Timberlake. (Photo by Glen Frieson)