Chatham Remembers the Best of its Past; 300 Years and Counting

Tony Britt of the Chatham Downtown Alliance and Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen at Chatham's 300th birthday party Credits: TAP Chatham
John Arthur of the Chatham Library played his guitar at Fishawack Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High actors and actresses brought Chatham's ancestors to life Credits: TAP Chatham
Cake provided by Kings Super Market celebrates 300 years of Chatham Borough Credits: TAP Chatham
The reward for singing Happy Birthday to Chatham was strawberry shortcake Credits: TAP Chatham
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen visits Chatham Library tent at Fishawack Credits: TAP Chatham
Girl Scout Troop 96141 served the cake to residents Credits: TAP Chatham
Mayor Bruce Harris remembered the first Chatham mayor, Frederick H. Lum, and others Credits: TAP Chatham
State Senator Tom Kean Jr. and Chatham Borough Council member Victoria Fife Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Township Mayor Kevin Sullivan with State Senator Tom Kean Jr. Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham High students Owen LaChance, Siobhan O'Connor and Eitan Miller played the part of Sheppard Kollock, Rev. Ogden and Mayor Lum Credits: TAP Chatham
Girl Scout Troop 96141 served the cake at Chatham's 300th birthday party. They were joined by Town Crier Tim Yuskaitis Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie sent well wishes in a message that the Town Crier passed on to all in attendance on Saturday when Chatham Borough used its annual Fishawack festival to celebrate 300 years as a community.

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, State Senator Tom Kean Jr., Freeholder Hank Lyon and Chatham Township Mayor Kevin Sullivan all joined Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris in remembering Chatham's first leaders.

Chatham. founded in 1715, paid tribute to its beginning by remembering its first mayor, Frederick H. Lum, newspaper editor Sheppard Kollock, and others. Residents gathered to sing "Happy Birthday" to Chatham before sharing strawberry shortcake served up by the Girl Scouts.

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Rodney Frelinghuysen, Tom Kean Jr., Hank Lyon and others stopped by

Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris speaks before cake cutting at Fishawack


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