Giving Back to the Community
The Borough of Elmer was fortunate to be the recipient of a very generous gift from the estate of a community member. Mr. William Haluszka was a frequent visitor to the town, often seen at the local coffee shop. Although he was not a resident of the Borough he nonetheless bequeathed a very significant gift to be used for the benefit of the community of Elmer. One of the ways the Borough plans to use the funds to give back to the community is through supporting the development of the Green Acres Park. While the funds of the New Jersey Healthy Communities grant helped to jump start the park development, additional funds such as those from the Haluszka Fund will be necessary due to the high costs of park construction. The Borough is grateful in these times of high property taxes to have these funds available for a project that will impact many in future generations.
About the Grantee
Elmer is a small town in rural Salem County. Incorporated in 1893, it has historically served as a hub of activity for the surrounding farm community. It has a hospital, churches, banks, restaurants, a library, grocery, drug store, dollar store, gift & flower shops, medical & dental services, accountants & lawyers, salons, gas stations, & a lumber yard all packed into one square mile.