MORRISTOWN, NJ - George Gramby Drug and Alcohol Day will be celebrated on Saturday July 8 from 12noon - 5pm at the George Gramby Memorial Park. The celebration promotes sobriety and honors individuals that exemplify the characteristics of the late George Gramby, who was the founder of a substance abuse referral center in Morristown known as, “Beginnings”. 

The event will include men’s softball games, youth basketball games, face painting, food, vendors, a speakers, and entertainment. At 4pm the 2017 Humanitarian Awards will be presented to Arik Cotten, Aaron King, Edward McGrady and the Community Soup Kitchen. 

King, a Morristown native, volunteers with the Neighborhood House in Morristown and Freedom House in Hunterdon County. He was selected  because he exemplifies George Gramby’s spirit and passion and because of his “willingness to help others, stated the Obervance Committee.

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“The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is proud that Detective Aaron King is being honored for his humanitarian service by the George Gramby Observance Committee,” said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. “Detective King has shown his commitment to serving the community as a volunteer and is a positive role model for the youth of Morris County.”

The Abbett Avenue park was renamed George Gramby Memorial Park in 2014. The park is located at 20 Lincoln Street in Morristown.

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