NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence business leaders, borough employees and volunteers came together on Thursday night at the New Providence Senior Center to celebrate the holidays and to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication on the part of the Borough’s employees and volunteers during this year.

Prestige Diner, Prudential New Jersey Properties, NJ Sharing Network, Lassus Wherley, Major Consulting, Birdsall Consutling, and Kapuscinski Luongo Architects were the primary sponsors of the holiday celebration, in conjunction with the New Providence Business & Professional Association (NPBPA).

Norm Sobin, owner of Cartridge World in New Providence, said, “It’s better than ever.  This is the fourth holiday party I’ve been to and they really do a bang up job.  The Borough employees really deserve this.  As the sign to the entrance of the Senior Center says today, ‘thank you for all you do.’”

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Michele Stivalo of Elefante Music and School for the Performing Arts told, “It’s really nice to be here tonight to celebrate the holidays with the Borough employees and volunteers.  Stephani Healey and I both live in New Providence and work in New Providence so we especially appreciate what these people do for the community.”

Mayor Brooke Hern and the members of the Borough Council were on hand to show their appreciation to the Borough’s employees and volunteers.  Hern spoke movingly about the September 10th dedication of the 9/11 memorial at Centennial Park and told the event’s attendees, “It happened against great odds.  Not only did our town employees step up to get it done…they gave effort above and beyond the call of duty.  They put so much commitment into getting it done…and members of the community…gave of their time to make it possible even through difficult times.”  He added, “It really showed how special New Providence is.”

New Providence Borough Administrator summed up the evening, telling, “This is a wonderful opportunity to express our appreciation to all of our employees and the wonderful volunteers that make New Providence a special place to live and work.  We are so appreciative of the partnership we have with the New Providence Business & Professional Association, which helped make tonight’s event a reality.”