BARRINGTON CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY!
Artist’ s rendition of what the clock will look like. Park will include benches and a floral garden.
On March 27, 2017, Barrington will celebrate its 100th birthday as it is the anniversary of when the town was incorporated as a municipality.
To mark this historic event, we have many events planned and one special project—the construction of Centennial Park which will be located at Clements Bridge Road and Trenton Avenue, across from Borough Hall. Centennial Park will feature a beautiful town clock, benches, engraved pavers and a floral garden. We are selling engraved pavers, boulevard banners and sponsorships for both the clock and the benches. These can be personalized with your family or business name.
Please note that the banners, pavers, and clock sponsorships will be sold ALL YEAR (2017) – there is no “due date.” The clock dedication ceremony will be July 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. (before the parade). (Any clock sponsorships or pavers sold after July 3 will be added to the space at a later date.) Join us for the clock unveiling! We will also provide refreshments including hot dogs and ice cream at the clock ceremony.
To download an order form, click below:
- PAVER ORDER FORM (cash or check payable to Borough of Barrington)
- BANNER ORDER FORM (cash or check payable to Borough of Barrington)
- CLOCK SPONSORSHIP FORM (cash or check payable to Borough of Barrington)
Mail forms (or drop off in person) with payment to: Borough of Barrington, 229 Trenton Avenue, Barrington, NJ 08007
ENGRAVED PAVERS—for a contribution of $100, you can purchase an engraved paver which will be located in one section of Centennial Park. It is a 4×8 EP Henry paver and can be personalized with three lines of type, 15 characters per line (including spaces). You can inscribe your family name, a business name, in memory of someone, or anything else you would like. These pavers have an epoxy fill and last indefinitely.
The Centennial Clock will be unveiled on July 3 at 5:30pm prior to the parade. If you wish to have your pavers installed in time for this ceremony, the deadline to order is May 19. Pavers will continue to be sold all year (2017), however, so if you miss the May 19 deadline, your pavers will be installed at a later date.
BOULEVARD BANNERS—for a contribution of $100, you can purchase a boulevard banner that will be hung on Clements Bridge Road at various times throughout the year. The banner can be personalized with your family name, business name or in memory of someone. These banners will be hung starting in March of 2017 and will remain hung until the holiday banners go up just before Thanksgiving. They will continue to be hung on Clements Bridge Road in the following two years in between the various holiday banners.
CLOCK TOWER – The “clock tower unveiling” ceremony will be on July 3, 2017. For a contribution of $300 per line ($200 for each additional line), your family, business, or organization can have your name printed on the clock plaque (example below). All sponsors will be notified via email of the exact time for the unveiling ceremony.
TIME CAPSULE – Twenty-five years ago, the 75th Anniversary Committee of Barrington deposited items and memorabilia into a time capsule to be opened 25 years later. That was 1992 and that time capsule was unearthed this past March. The items were mostly intact, though a bit affected by time and moisture. The items are on display at the Borough Hall.
As we celebrate our 100th year in 2017, we will prepare another time capsule to be sealed on July 3. The Centennial Committee is looking for suggestions and/or donations for the time capsule. Please contact Fran Gomolson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-577-5826, no later than June 3. We welcome your ideas!
As the children watched the items coming out of the time capsule from 1992, many wondered about the VCR tapes and the cassettes for tape recorders. What will the group gathered in 2042 wonder about when they open our 2017 time capsule?!
CENTENNIAL SHIRTS – These can be purchased at Borough Hall. See details in the image below.
BARRINGTON’S 100TH CELEBRATION ADULT SOCIAL was held on MARCH 25 AT AVON SCHOOL.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED –
We are still seeking individuals, organizations and businesses that are interested in being involved in the “Centennial Committee.” Our municipal events (Independence Day celebration, Harvest Fest, Thanksgiving Fire Truck Parade and many more) during the year will have the Centennial theme.
Those interested in helping are asked to contact the Mayor’s office at (856) 547-8585 and leave your name, address and phone number (or email address) and we will contact you for your involvement. Or, you can show at one of our meetings. Our meetings are the third Wednesdays of each month, 6:00pm at the Community Center in the Borough Hall, 229 Trenton Ave., parking in the rear. The Community Center Entrance is right there.
BARRINGTON CENTENNIAL IN THE NEWS
NBC Philadelphia – “Jersey Town celebrates 100 years”
Courier Post – “Barrington celebrates its centennial”