Brielle goes all out to celebrate 100 years as a borough

Barbara Beckett [left] and Karen Clayton were among the visitors who enjoyed the Brielle Centennial exhibits at the Curtis House on Saturday. PHOTO BY STEVE WEXLER

BRIELLE — Twenty months of planning for the borough’s Centennial Celebration were capped off by a grand finale in Brielle Park on Saturday night.

A day of historical exhibits and observations ended with a Centennial Celebration Gala that drew rave reviews.

The party was held under a 160-by-100-foot tent, complete with an open bar, food stations, a band and a dance floor.

“I don’t think we could have done anything better,” said Mayor Thomas Nicol. “Everyone I spoke to — and people came to me unsolicited — said what a wonderful time it was.”

Councilman Frank Garruzzo, a life-long Brielle resident, said his favorite part of the night was seeing “a big cross section of Brielle all getting together and enjoying each other’s company.

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