HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.– Look closely next time you drive down Harriot Avenue in Harrington Park. At the entrance to the triangle around Don Horsey Park is a boulder that was donated by firefighter Steve Hartman.
Engraved on it: "Memories are Created in Harrington Park" – completed for free by new resident Mark Dankiewicz.
The addition at "the gateway to town" was the brainchild of Beautification Committee Chairwoman SueEllen Spillane.
"We wanted to put a beautiful bolder there and engrave it with an announcement of who we are," Spillane told Daily Voice. "People have such tender, beautiful memories of growing up in Harrington Park. I've never seen a town like that before."
The Beautification Committee is trying to raise funds to purchase new signs to replace the ones destroyed or lost during Hurricane Sandy.
"We were a town almost without an identity for six years," Spillane said.
The three-year-old Beautification Committee is also planting gardens and putting up fences through fundraising and sponsorships.
“We’re making some serious strides," Spillane said.