Wellness yielded $5,500

Carleen A. Thum
    As host and coordinator of Lambertville’s Community Wellness Day held May 18, I am writing to thank all the sponsors, participants, volunteers, silent donors and guests of our lively and successful event. The contributions made will allow us to present a donation in the amount of $5,500 to our designated charity, Fisherman’s Mark. A highlight of the day was the presentation of The Community Champion Award to B.J. Petty, retired executive director of Fisherman’s Mark, in recognition of her 32 years of service and commitment to Fisherman’s Mark.
   For their financial support, our sponsors deserve special acknowledgement. They are Hunterdon Health Care, Body Tech Fitness, Marshall Financial Group, Dental Sergeantsville, Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Paul Family Chiropractic and WDVR 89.7FM.
   Sponsors in kind donated valuable gifts and services. They include Finkle’s Hardware, Kevin Griffin, Studio 58, both in Lambertville, McDonald’s of New Hope, Victoria Davis of WDVR, Stockton Fire Company and this newspaper for its helpful publicity. Also, Bear Apothecary, Bucks County Academy of Fencing, Chimney Hill Farm and Estate, City Market, Delray Plus True Value Hardware Store, Giant Food Stores, Hamilton’s Grill Room, J.B. Kline Musical Instruments, June’s Antiques, Lambertville Station, Lambertville, Trading Company, MaryAnn Ranson, Max Crandall Studios, Pasha Rugs, Inc. Park Place Estate and Antique Jewelry, River Signs LLC, Staples, Tesoro Art and Wilson Weed.
   We could not have had a more lively and committed group of participants. They include Ellen Koziol of Arbonne International, AthenaCare, Bydalek Dental Sergeantsville, Brain Balance Center of Pennington, Diane Kuschel, Certified Advanced Rolfer, Dr. Patricia Erceg Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Breanna Fulper and Karen Aversano of Edward Jones Investments, Frances Russo, D.O. Premier Family Health Care, Fulper Farms, Dave Henry of GetHealthyBloodPressure.com, Hunterdon Medical Center, Carolyn Cohen of Jaya Healing Arts and Yoga, Kenneth Daniels, OD, FAAO, Diplomat ABO of Lambertville Eye Associates, Sandi Babson, Lambertville Healing Arts, , Detective Mike Miloszar ,Lambertville Police, Cynthia Strauss, Lambertville Fire Chief, Lambertville New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad President, Jason Strauss, Deputy Chief Denis Stites, CPR expert and Member Pat Pittore.
   Also, Marie Jackson of Living the Power, Julie Hadjusek of the Lambertville Environmental Commission, Mark Babson of ManKind Project, Russ Weiss and Paula Nangle of Marshall Financial Group, PNC Bank, River’s Edge Chiropractic, Your Wellness Connection, Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Shop-Rite of Flemington, The Green Living and Building Center of Lambertville and Troy Wellness Center.
   And a huge note of appreciation to our volunteers without whom the event could not have run smoothly: Mark Babson, Event Director Marge Buttaci, Addie Bydalek, Ian Bydalek, Jim Flynn, Alan Gosink, Miles Johnson, Oana Nechita, Alex Romeo, Bob Sauer, Edna Seems, Barbara Walsh, Illona (was she there?), Alexis (last name) and whom did I miss in this group?
   A very special thanks to Cynthia Ege, Lambertville city clerk, for her invaluable time and effort, and to Heather Towle, of Lambertville Public School, for her support. Finally we are grateful to the people of the Lambertville community who visited Lambertville’s Community Wellness Day.