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On Thursday, November 19th, 2020, many friends and family gathered for a tree planting ceremony presented by the Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District in memory of John Van Nuys at Blackwell Park in Ringoes, New Jersey.

The Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District planted a Dawn Redwood tree to honor John’s 50 year’s of service (1970-2020) as a Chairman to the Conservation District. To read more view the full story here.

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12pm, the Hunterdon County Bulldogs Marine Corps League is hosting a Plaque Dedication Ceremony in honor of John’s commitment to the Marine Corps League at his tree in Blackwell Park.

John was a founding member of the Hunterdon County Bulldogs and was dedicated to preserving the traditions of the United States Marine Corps, strengthen the fraternity of his fellow Marines and their families and fostering the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.  We will forever remember his dedication and contributions that strengthened our Marine Corps League and our community.

Join us for food and comradery at the pavilion after the ceremony. Masks are required when we are gathered as a group for the ceremony and while getting food but can be removed only while seated and eating and when you leave the event and are away from the crowd.

Blackwell Park is located on the corner of Everitts Road and Lavada Lane, less than a half a mile from Copper Hill School in Ringoes, New Jersey.