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in our opinion

A day for dads

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Honor the fathers – and father figures – in your life


e was there when you took your first step, rode your first bike and caught your

first baseball. He was the one you called when you aced that calculus exam. He walked you down the aisle on your wedding day. He became an amazing grandfather to your kids. He’s your one and only dad, and this Fathers Day – it’s on Sunday – The Sun wants to celebrate with your stories. We’re calling for this public display of affection, respect, etc. because dads often can be difficult when it

Your thoughts Share your thoughts about celebrating the father figures in your life by sending a letter to the editor to the email address at the right.

mumble something about “nothing, really,” then go tinker with some stuff in the garage or grab a seat in front of the TV and complain about the Phillies’ defense. So this year, let’s give him something you can’t buy at any store: public recognition. What makes your dad the best?

Perry Corsetti

would like to celebrate on Fathers

ViCe President Of sales

Day. Maybe your uncle helped raise friend become the world’s best dad to his own kids. Maybe you’d like to say thanks to that teacher who made all the difference. Whomever it may be, share your story with The Sun. Let’s make this Fathers Day something to remember by giving Dad something he can cut out and stick to the refrigerator. Or, since it is 2021, something you can share on his and your social media sites.

comes to gift giving. Mothers Day? No problem. Hand over some flowers or a

“he helped me buy my first house”

(keep it to about 300 words, please)

card, or take Mom out to dinner, and

and everything in between, we want

to the email address at the right, and

you’re good.

to know. Tell us why your life is better

we’ll share your story with every-

because of your dad.

body else – both in print and on our

Dad, however, probably doesn’t him what he wants, he’ll probably

Dads aren’t always determined by biology either. Maybe you have

Send in your Fathers Day story

websites and social-media platforms. Feel free to send a photo, too!

Graduations, summer events and celebrations Jefferson Hospital I am happy to announce the new addition at Jefferson Hospital is completed. On June 7th, Washington Township Business Administrator Jason Gonter, Councilman Anthony DellaPia, Economic Development Consultant Nancy Mozzachio, and I had the pleasure of joining Vice President, Lisa Morina and Chief Administrative Officer John Graham for a tour of the all-new Silvestri Tower. It was impressive to see the quality of work that was accomplished by Jefferson Hospital. The Township is extremely excited to have this addition as it will only further grow the reputation of Washington Township’s booming medical hub, while also helping Jefferson Health continue to provide its renowned health care to their patients. The tower features 90 spa-

cious private rooms that include amenities for families and patients, along with a new sameday surgery and recovery room, new admission and pre-admission testing, as well as shell space for potenJoann tial expansion of radiology Gattinelli services and 30 additional pa- MAYOR’S MESSAGE tient rooms. My Administration and I are proud to be a premier hotspot for medical services and

Arlene Reyes


you. Maybe you’ve watched your best

From “he grills the best burgers” to

need another tie. And, if you ask


another influence in your life you

quality healthcare.

4th of July fireworks and other summer events I am excited to once again host Washington Township’s 4th of July Fireworks this year. This will take place at the Washington Township High school on July 4th with a rain date of July 5th at 9 p.m. I am looking forward to celebrating America’s independence! Please check the Washington Township website for details and updates on the following upcoming events: Taco Festival, National Night Out, Washington Lake Park Wine Festival, the Food Truck and Music Festival, and Concerts please see MAYOR, page 13

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SPEAK UP The Sun welcomes letters from readers. The Sun reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Brief and to the point is best, so we look for letters that are 300 words or fewer. Include your first and last name, address and phone number. We do not print anonymous letters. Send letters to news@ washingtontownshipsun.com or via the mail. You can drop them off at our office, too. The Washington Township Sun reserves the right to reprint your letter in any medium – including electronically.

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