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Monday, May 27, 2024

Community Day Returning to Knowlton – Saturday, October 1st.

After a two-year, COVID-induced hiatus, Knowlton’s Community Day will return to Tunnel Field Oct. 1.

And it’s free!

Organizers hope Community Day, which began in 2017, will be an opportunity for residents to reconnect after two years of pandemic isolation.

“We haven’t had many chances to get together,” said Deputy Mayor Debra Shipps.

Community Day has been Shipps’ baby, so to speak, since it started. She said many businesses and individuals have stepped up to support with donations of time, funding and all things town fair related.

Many township agencies will have displays, including the Fire Department and Rescue Squad. The Warren County Library will be there along with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, which will offer ID cards for kids. Residents can bring expired medicines for proper disposal.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service will be there. And at 1 p.m. the State Police Medivac helicopter will land right in the park.

“That’s always been one of the best parts of Community Day,” Shipps said.

There will also be bounce houses, inflatable slides and a train ride. A petting zoo and pony ride are planned, as well as a DJ, tattoos (temporary) and face painting.

Many local vendors will be on hand with food, popcorn and ice cream.

Community Day will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Tunnel Field is located on Route 94 right at—where else—the tunnel.

Photo by J. Phalon. Sept. 2022

Joe Phalon
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.

Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.

Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.

Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.