4th Grader Wins Branch Brook Park Essay Contest


Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (second from right) congratulates Emmalene Holland from Verona for winning the 4th grade essay contest “Why Essex County Branch Brook Park is Special to Me” contest.

Holland read her essay at the 2022 Essex County Bloomfest, the culminating event of this year’s Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park on Sunday, April 10.

With them are (from left) Essex County Parks Director Dan Salvante, Deputy Parks Director Kate Hartwyk, Commissioner Patricia Sebold, Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Japanese Consulate Masanari Taniai. (Photo by Glen Frieson)


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