Belleville youngster wins gARTbage Contest

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. (second from right) congratulates Sabrina Palmer, of Belleville, for winning first place in the pre-K to second-grade category in the Essex County gARTbage Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland. Participants were asked to create artwork using household items that could not be recycled. With them are, from left, Parks Director Dan Salvante, staff naturalist David Alexander and Environmental Center Director Tara Casella. Essex County image


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