Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) congratulates the winners of the First Annual “Why My Essex County Park is Important to Me” Essay Contest. From left, Erica Cerbasio of Caldwell received second place for her essay about Grover Cleveland Park, Blanca Medina of Newark received third place for her essay about Branch Brook Park and Skyler Spinelli of Verona received first place for her essay about Verona Park.
The awards were presented during Essex County Bloomfest in Branch Brook Park in Newark on Sunday, April 18. With the county executive are New Jersey state Senator Teresa Ruiz (left) and Branch Brook Park Alliance Co-Chairwoman Barbara Bell Coleman. (Photo by Glen Frieson)