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Land of Make Believe Honors Hope Firefighters, Volunteers with Free Admission for All Hope Residents

HOPE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) –   Hope residents, chamber members, and their families, are invited to a Fourth of July celebration at the Land of Make Believe free of charge beginning at 10 a.m. 

This annual tradition aims to”Salute the Volunteers of Hope Township,” from sports coaches and Scout leaders, to members of the Hope Volunteer Fire Department and first aid squad, and those serving on town committees. 

“This town is so rich in volunteerism and community spirit; it makes Hope a very special place to live and work,” said Christopher Maier, President of the Chamber and owner of Land of Make Believe. “We love  to show appreciation to Hope residents, who seek to improve and keep Hope so wonderful. We also use this day to recognize the members of the United States Armed Forces for their service and all they do for us.” 

This year, residents can explore their own town’s ​hidden history with the new ​off-road safari “time travel” adventure that shows how the original Swedish frontier settlers lived.  This historical event is done through the eyes of a 9 year-old Swedish girl, Jenny. Hope’s Jenny Jump State Park and Jenny Jump Mountain are named after her. On the safari, you can see the house she lived in and the rock that made her famous.

The park also includes free parking and families are encouraged to bring their own food for a picnic or purchase food at the park. 

Members of the Hope Chamber of Commerce, will join town officials to greet patrons as they arrive.  Hope residents must also show proof of residency prior to entering the gates.

For further information about Land of Make Believe and its July 4th celebration, call (908) 459-9000,  visit, ​or ​Facebook: ​Land of Make Believe Hope, NJ.

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By: Katie Peters

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