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Hoboken's HOPES CAP Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mary Dawn Zimmer will present proclamation to agency on Saturday.

Hoboken's HOPES CAP Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will on Saturday award HOPES CAP Inc. a proclamation stating May as Community Action Month to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary of helping local families.

The proclamation also honors more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide formed as a result of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Equal Opportunity Act to proclaim war on poverty, half a century ago.

The special proclamation will be presented to Ora Welch, president/CEO of HOPES at 301 Garden St.

The presentation will be made between 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday during the fourth annual Rock'n 4 Autism Awareness Concert at the HOPES auditorium.

"We are very proud of the multitude of programs that have blossomed over the last 50 years and make such a difference in the Hoboken community,” Welch said. “In many cases, our services aid several generations in one family, helping them live better lives.”

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