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Raritan Hosts 'I Love Raritan' Contest to Celebrate Borough's 70th Anniversary

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RARITAN, NJ - In honor of Raritan Borough's 70th anniversary, the borough's events committee held an I Love Raritan poster contest, for students to celebrate what they love most about their home.

Instead of choosing first, second and third place winners, all those who participated were honored at a special ceremony March 2. Everyone received a gift card, candy bag filled with tootsie rolls and a certificate of appreciation for their participation.

The contest was for all ages, and any groups or businesses could participate by creating a poster and image to show what they love most about Raritan, from the food to the people, the river to the businesses. Participants were being asked to talk about who they are thankful for, what makes Raritan a great place to live and what they like best about the town.

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The purpose was to show pride in the town through writing and art work.

All entries were be displayed in the municipal building in February, and will also be displayed at the borough's 70th birthday celebration in May.

Participating were:

  • Martin Accilien
  • Charlotte Adam
  • Raylin Alusik
  • Angelina Basilone
  • Emily Benewiat
  • Regina Blanco
  • Andreea Chadwick
  • Kailey Chadwick
  • Tess De Dominicis
  • Kristin De Stefano
  • Veronica Dryl
  • Dan Estigarribia
  • Alexander Ethier
  • Josephine Ethier
  • Julianna Fischetti
  • Alexis Fogarty
  • Carl Ganz
  • Tyler Gee
  • Aidan Haddad
  • James Hauss
  • Abigail Hoofatt
  • Alex Hoofatt
  • Joseph Kerikes
  • Kate Kinst
  • Juliet Krupa
  • Nathan La Roche
  • Kristofer Litwinko
  • Ava Lowry
  • Caden Ludlow
  • Michele Marone (adult category)
  • George Miller
  • Maia Minakas
  • Dylan Nyakanga
  • Madison Paxson
  • Vincent Plocic
  • James Plocic
  • ​​​​​​​Jason Sainte
  • Joey Sause
  • Nolan Smith
  • Sarah Smith
  • Amanda Sullivan
  • Eva Szeman
  • Lisette Szeman
  • John Toolan

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