Springfield's Great American Eclipse Party at Community Pool Well Attended

Solar Eclipse at Maximum Coverage over Springfield Credits: Marc Krauss
Environmental Commission Chair Alyson Miller and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz Credits: Ellen Dickson
Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo and Vickie Sarraccino sharing glasses Credits: Ellen Dickson
Township Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski Credits: Ellen Dickson
Jennifer Law and friends Credits: Ellen Dickson
Some of the viewers Credits: Ellen Dickson
Credits: Ellen Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The supply of solar eclipse glasses for Springfield's Great American Eclipse Party at the Community Pool fell short of the demand.  Still, the event was well attended and the atmosphere was festive.  Glasses were shared throughout the event. Children in particular were happy to take a few glances, but were more interested in swimming and using the playground.

Director of Recreation Adam Lieb said, “It was great to see so many people at the pool today for this exciting event. I hope all the children and adults will remember today’s eclipse for many years. I am very thankful to everyone from the various town departments and Union County College who helped make today’s viewing party possible.”

Township committeewoman Geri Bujnowski said, “I thought we had a great turnout to view the eclipse. It was really awesome.”  Independent candidate  Jeff Rosenberg said, “It is great to see the community come together for an event like this.”

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The event included special guest speakers, Dr. Liesl Jones, Dean of STEM at Union County College, and Alison Gillen, Science Teacher at Gaudineer School. is Springfield’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TAPSpringfield.

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