MADISON, NJ - This year’s May Day will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 2. Part of this annual tradition is the T-shirt contest offered to all elementary school children in Madison.

Dozens of young and eager artists submit their bright and colorful drawings, of which one is selected for the volunteer T-Shirt. 

Sue Whitehorn and Leslie Lajewski, May Day Committee Co-Chairs, named Asha Sinha a fourth grade student at Torey J. Sabatini School as this year’s winner.

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Asha’s design will be reproduced on a 1,000 T-shirts, which will be distributed to volunteers who help clean up and beautify public spaces throughout town May 2nd.

Whitehorn and Lajewski commented, “It’s always such a tough decision in selecting a winner. We always get such outstanding designs, all are beautiful. It’s hard to pick just one. However, Asha’s design was chosen because it was colorful and very original. It portrays one of the most beautiful areas in Madison.”

The design features the Madison Train Station and Hartley Dodge Memorial.

“May Day in Madison” attracts hundreds of volunteers who lovingly take the time to clean up, mulch, plant and weed dozens of public spaces throughout the town.This event is sponsored by the DDC (Downtown Development Commission). 

Don't miss out on this annual beautification event. Donation checks can be made payable to Madison Main Street Foundation and mailed to the Downtown Development Commission ~ May Day, Hartley Dodge Memorial, 50 Kings Road, Madison, NJ 07940.

If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please contact the DDC at or call 201-400-2349.