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Historic Mendham Pitney Park Yr-Finish Donations Accepted Now

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MENDHAM, NJ — Individuals who want to give an eternal reward this 12 months can “make their mark” on the Historic Park at Pitney Farm, by dedicating timber or making “Honor Roll” donations by Dec. 31.

After launching the primary fundraiser for donors this previous August for the park in Mendham Township, with dedication of timber, benches and different objects, one other spherical to offer is going on now, with the prospect to dedicate timber and to make “Honor Roll” donations.

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There are Dogwoods, Daybreak Redwoods, Shingle Oaks and White Oaks to select from, with inscribed markers and plaques to recollect family members or for households to make their very own mark on the park. Dogwoods are $500 every and donations for the others $1,000.

The Honor Roll for engraved plates on a plaque within the Walled Backyard space, embrace completely different ranges, with $300 for bronze, $500 for silver and $750 for gold. These donations will assist to assist the Walled Backyard, Seed Home and Gazebo, all authentic to Pitney Farm.

The seven-acre park was devoted in September with the primary handicap-accessible path in Morris County. The township bought 12 acres initially from the farm that the Pitney household settled in through the early 1700s, a household that had ties to the American Revolution and then-Common George Washington.

The Pitney household stayed in Mendham for 11 generations, the township after buying the property, planning to protect the house – inbuilt 1722 – however sadly earlier than that might occur, it was destroyed in a hearth in 2016. The township auctioned that portion of the property with 5 acres, holding the seven remaining for the park. It has been completely preserved as open area, Mendham Township having acquired $377,500 in Inexperienced Acres funding and a $264,753 Morris County Path Grant.

To date, donations have come from as shut because the Mendhams to as distant as Washington State, in line with a information launch from the Township of Mendham, to construct a reserve fund to assist keep the park.

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