September 14, 2022

Thanking Those Who Contributed to Successful Community Unity Celebration

To the Editor:

Sponsored by the Princeton Housing Authority (PHA), the Block Party honoring Clay Street residents on August 27 featured face painting, contests, prizes, and books for kids, along with music, dancing, awards and a plentiful and wide variety of food and drinks. Clay Street residents and their neighbors enjoyed spending time with friends, both old and new.

The event›s large turnout and success would not have been possible without the contributions and hard work of many individuals and entities to include PHA Chairman Joseph Weiss, PHA Executive Director John Clarke, PHA Housing and Operations Manager Reginald Wright Jr., Councilman Leighton Newlin, Patty Ann Yates, Joanne Parker, and Lynn Hightower.

Special thanks go to the community groups who contributed generously to the event, including the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Municipal AID, YMCA, Princeton Arts Council, Corner House, Princeton Parents of Black Children, Princeton Recreation Department, Municipal Aid of Princeton, Princeton Police Department/Princeton Fire Department, Delizioso Bakery and Kitchen, Tera Momo Bread Company, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, jaZams, McCaffrey’s Market, Rita’s Water Ice, Halo Farms, Local Greek, Chuck’s Cafe, and Lupita Grocery.

Linda Sipprelle
Commissioner, Princeton Housing Authority
Victoria Mews