While Congressman Josh Gottheimer visited the Glen Rock Dog Park in its beginning stages of construction, he would admit Jamie Hazan and his working dog Sergeant Bernstein, were the most honored guests of the day.
On Sunday, November 17, Glen Rock Dog Park organizers met at the future site of the park, which has recently broken ground after five years of fundraising and planning.
"Thank you all for coming and putting an exclamation point on this project," Eileen Hillock, mother of the original organizer Michelle Hillock, said as she got her daughter on the phone from overseas so she could share the moment.
Michelle Hillock, a 20-year-old Glen Rock resident who is currently spending her college semester abroad in Ireland, got the ball rolling as a Girl Scout Gold Award project, with the assistance of her mother, Eileen Hillock. Eileen was in the South Tower during the 9/11 attack and is now the Board President of the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park.