Friday, June 20, 2008

Monmouth Park to honor county history with race

June 17, 2008

June 22 event marks history
and importance of horse industry

OCEANPORT – Monmouth County’s 325th Anniversary Race is on the race card for Sunday, June 22 at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Post time for the first race of the day is 12:50 p.m.

“Monmouth Park is joining the celebration of the county’s 325 years of rich history by hosting this race” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages residents and visitors to come out and be part of the celebration that recognizes both the rich history of the local horse racing industry and Monmouth Park.”

To commemorate the county’s 325th anniversary, a number of events have been taking place and highlighting various elements of local history. The Monmouth County Fair in Freehold Township (July 23-27) and a Molly Pitcher presentation (August 16) at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan are just two of the events on the schedule. A complete listing of events to help commemorate Monmouth County’s 325th anniversary can be found at

The county’s actual birthday was March 7, 1683 when an Act of the Provincial General Assembly divided the Province of East Jersey into four counties: Bergen, Essex, Middlesex and Monmouth.

1 comment:

James Hogan said...

Speaking of anniversary celebrations, will Mrs. Burry and the other county freeholders be joining me at Branchport Park in Long Branch on July 25th to Celebrate Two Years of Pollution and Wasted Tax Dollars as well? Or should I just add her name and phone number, along with the names and phone numbers of our other freeholders to the list of other excuse holders and encourage average no ones to call her office as well?