Rutherford Day 2022
Updated: Oct 6
By Jennifer Ersalesi
Saturday, September 24th, was a wonderful day to celebrate the second annual “Rutherford Day”. The weather painted the perfect backdrop for the community to celebrate all things Rutherford.
A number of community groups, such as the Rutherford Green Team, Scouts, Rutherford Chamber of Commerce, various churches, businesses, and the Rutherford Public Library, gathered to share information and greet Rutherford residents. There were a number of trucks, including fire trucks and ambulances, lined up for the Touch a Truck event. The Rutherford Education Foundation hosted its second annual Cornhole Tournament.
Throughout the day, a number of different local bands, including Kurt and Marty, Super TransAm with Rutherford’s own James McGill, and Rutherford Rocks, a band comprised of young Rutherford musicians played on the stage set up in front of the fieldhouse.
Trooper Joe Krzaczkowski spent time visiting with community members as he rode Pepe the horse. Children and adults were excited to meet both Pepe and Trooper Krzackowski.
Felician University students set up a pumpkin patch in the field for children to enjoy pumpkin picking. The Rutherford Arts Council set up an area where they created t-shirts using painted manholes. Sarah Orlowicz, a member of the Rutherford Arts Council, came up with the idea. She is also the creator and owner of the Free Little Art Gallery.
The Borough's Public Information Officer Kim Bogosian, the DPW, Recreation Department, and the Police Department coordinated efforts to make this a great event for the Borough of Rutherford.