Hazlet Township Library Mural To Be Unveiled Saturday
The Hazlet Township Library mural, depicting the history of the township, will be formally unveiled in a 1 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Library on 251 Middle Road. The public is invited to attend!
The mural was created on a 34- by 4-foot wall in the children’s section of the Library by artists Prudence Brown and Amber DeGruttola of Manasquan, who were assisted by three Hazlet Township students: Tracy Vollbretch of MAST High School, Wilson Tang of Raritan High School and Morgan Hennessy of Communications High School.
Anchoring the mural is an image of the Blue Comet, a commuter train that linked shore towns to New York City from 1929 to 1941 and stopped in Hazlet. Scattered across the mural are the mascots of each of the township’s eight schools and other landmarks from the township.
The $4,300 project is being funded by the Hazlet Township Library Committee, a group of residents appointed by the township committee to oversee library operations and act as a liaison between the library and the town. The money for the project was raised through the library committee’s quarterly book sales.
The mural was drawn and painted over a period of several weeks this summer. Come see the finished product! Call the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164 for more information.