The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by lifelong Hillsborough resident Dana Goldan Sealander, thanking and endorsing Hillsborough Township Committee Candidate Greg Burchette.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the with my children. It was a great evening for some family fun! Who would have thought that I would have learned so much about Hillsborough, some of the local clubs and businesses, and the history of the fair.
I didn't realize that the fair wasn't always under the auspices of the Rotary club. As it turns out, and I assume most Hillsborough-ites knew this already, the Rotary Club took over the fair years ago, when it seemed as if it might disappear from our summer landscape.
As a mom, I am happy that the community of Hillsborough has such great pride in keeping "our town" a family friendly place.
When I found out that one of the active members of the Rotary Club, Greg Burchette, was running for our township committee, I felt compelled to write. Mr. Burchette is clearly a man who is devoted to this town and would bring that dedication to the township committee. Interestingly, my son knew this too! As it turns out, when I was introduced to Mr. Burchette at the fair, my son told me "Hey, that's the guy who came to school and gave me a dictionary!"
Mr. Burchette, I didn't get a chance to thank you that night, but please accept this public display of thanks. Thank you for helping make Hillsborough a family friendly community. Thank you for your dedication ... and thank you for giving my son (and all of his friends it turns out) a new dictionary at school!
This November, I'll be voting for Mr. Burchette as the newest member of our Township Committee. Along with our Mayor Carl Suraci, I think we have two great candidates to keep a family-friendly Hillsborough a certainty in these uncertain times.
- Dana Goldan Sealander