By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone
What an exciting few weeks for Monmouth County! We are making history and people around the region are taking notice. The weather has been incredible – which means our beaches, restaurants and attractions are packed and in turn, economic rewards for the community.
We even got a visit from the Stanley Cup. Trevor VanRiemsdyk, a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks and Middletown native, attended a ceremony in his honor at Middletown Arts Center on July 30. Hundreds of fans from the area turned out for this exciting event, where Mayor Stephanie Murray awarded Trevor a key to the city, and myself, along with my fellow Freeholders, dedicated the day in his honor, marking Thursday, July 30, 2015, as Trevor VanRiemsdyk Day.
And let’s not forget history making at the William Haskell Invitational. With a record setting crowd at Monmouth Racetrack, nearly 61,000 people came out to see triple crown winner, American Pharaoh. Officials said that is was the largest crowd in the 145-year-old racetrack’s history, with the previous single day attendance record, 53,638, set at the Haskell in 2013. We can now say that Monmouth Park, rich in its own traditions, is part of national horse racing history as well.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Aberdeen, American Pharoah, Asbury Park, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Grown in Monmouth, Haskell, Keyport, Lillian Burry, Middletown, Monmouth County Bridges, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, Ocean, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Stanley Cup, Teveor VanRiemsdyk, The Arnone Report, Thomas A. Arnone, Tom Arnone, U.S. Dept of Agriculture, William Hill Haskell Invitational | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: History made in Monmouth and $45 million in infrastructure grants