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Lynda MacDonald, Christine Williams, Nancy Chamberlain, Mayor Russell W. Felter and Dianna Fillan.  It couldn't have been a more perfect summer day for this year's Jefferson Township Day. Parade dignitaries were treated to a sumptuous breakfast at the George Chamberlain House on Dover-Milton Road, provided by the Jefferson Township Historical Society

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The Jefferson Township Golden Falcons Marching Band get the parade started. The parade started at 11 AM and featured the Jefferson Township fire companies, #1 and #2, The Fusion Drum and Bugle Corps, Canine Cuts, Military Vehicles, the NJSPCA, the Parade for Pierson, the Jefferson Township Recreational Cheerleading Association, the American Legion Riders, the Tri-County Motorcycle Club, the Jefferson Township Golden Falcons Marching Band, the NJ Forest Fire Service, the Fairways Lawn Chair Drill Team, The Jefferson Township Fire Company #1 Ladie's Auxiliary, the Morris County Red Cross, and Loving and Learning Christian Child Care. JeffTDay2012 019 JeffTDay2012 046 JeffTDay2012 032

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Jake Martell of Oak Ridge

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The patriotic bicycle parade and contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Joseph F. LambCouncil #5510 of Oak Ridge.

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Rick Boonstra, Ex-Chief, Jefferson Township Fire Department #1.

What to eat? From Kiwanis tent hot dogs to gyros, ice cream, funnel cakes and zeppoles - many Jefferson Township Day enthusiasts wait all year to enjoy these treats.

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Organized by the Jefferson Arts Committee, the entire day was action-packed and the entertainment was first-rate. Several groups of dancers from Diane's Dance Academy 23 performed lively, expertly choreographed numbers, the Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo engaged kids and adults alike.JeffTDay2012 077

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                A fennec fox, native to the  Sahara desert.                              Travis W. Gale shows us how to handle an alligator.

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The hot dog eating contest and watermelon eating contest were big hits. These troopers gave it their all.

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                                               JeffTDay2012 113               Hot dog eating contest winner, Rob Lobban.
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And while all of this was going on, there were all kinds of games and activities for the kids,  including inflatable  rides like "the Wrecking Ball", an obstacle course, face painting, and a fishing contest that was briefly interrupted by a visit from a mother bear with four cubs. (click to see story).



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Many township businesses and organizations had informational booths; there was truly something for everyone.

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Jefferson Township Day ended with a bang. The fireworks started at 9:30 and were absolutely spectacular. 

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