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Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presents a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield congratulating her on walking 802 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness to the East Coast Greenway. He died in June 2016 in in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer came up with the idea to walk to Maine to raise money for a good cause.  Her goal was $15,000, a thousand dollars for every year she and Michael were married. The money raised is being donated to the East Coast Greenway Alliance, as well as a New Jersey walking group called Freewalkers. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes the tremendous efforts Jennifer Popper has made to honor her husband; and further recognizes her courage and strength during a most challenging and difficult time. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)