Video message celebrates boro’s centennial

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The Borough of Point Pleasant has joined municipalities Point Boro officials marked the 100th birthday of the municipality with a special video message May 19. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

POINT PLEASANT — On May 19, 1920, the residents of Point Pleasant Borough voted to separate from neighboring Brick Township and establish their own municipality.

While the community couldn’t come together as originally intended to mark the milestone 100th birthday of the municipality, the day didn’t go uncelebrated. To commemorate the birthday of the borough’s incorporation Tuesday, a special video was released on the borough’s Facebook page and website, featuring messages from leaders across all sectors of the community, as well as vintage photos of the municipality side-by-side with pictures of the borough today.

“This town has lived through floods and hurricanes and now a pandemic. We have had many events planned that we’ve had to cancel, but in the future we will all come together to enjoy what this town has to offer, a unique experience that is the crown jewel of the Jersey Shore,” Mayor Robert Sabosik said, kicking off the video message.

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Each member of the Point Pleasant Borough Council had their chance to wish the borough a “Happy Birthday.”

“Please join me in wishing a very happy 100th birthday to Point Boro. I look forward to celebrating with everyone when the quarantine is lifted,” Council President Pamela Snyder said.

“It is an honor and privilege to be a member of the governing body during this historic event in our town’s history,” Councilman William Borowsky said. “I want to say thank you to all the previous residents, volunteers and governing body members that have made this town such a great town to live in.”

“I want to congratulate the town of Point Pleasant on its centennial,” Councilwoman Charlene Archer said. “As a lifelong resident, Point Pleasant means a lot to me, and after all, I have been here for more than half of its existence, and hope to be here for the next half.”

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