The late George Gramby, founder of a Morristown substance abuse referral center named “Beginnings,” will be remembered on July 11, 2015, with the 23rd annual George Gramby Day, at the park that now bears his name.
Intended as a community celebration, the event will honor people and organizations who embody Gramby’s ideals: Franz Owens, Hope Summerset and the Spring Street Development Corporation’s Table of Hope soup kitchen.
“Never giving up. Never giving in,” is this year’s theme. Festivities run from noon to 7 pm at the former Abbett Avenue Playground, renamed for Gramby last year.
- Men’s Softball Game Noon
- Grill Opens Noon
- Kids Rides 2 pm – 6 pm
- DJ Cash (Franz Owens) 2 pm — 8 pm
- Remarks (Mayor Tim Dougherty) 4 pm
- Humanitarian Awards Presentation 4:10 pm
- Entertainment 4:30 pm
- Youth Basketball Game 5 pm
Sponsors include the Town of Morristown, First Energy/Jersey Central Power & Light Co., Calvary Baptist Church, PNC Bank, the Church of God in Christ, Spring Street Community Development Corp., Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.), the Urban League of Morris County and Street Smart.
The George Gramby Observance Committee strives to boost community awareness of the disease of addiction through prevention, education and the celebration of recovery.
This nonprofit needs help to support Saturday’s activities; donations may be made at the committee’s website.