Notice re: Novel Coronavirus 3/24/2020

Hobbstown 2020 Centennial Plans Suspended

Dear Family and Friends.

The Hobbstown 2020 Centennial plans have been suspended with respect to the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus impacts. New Jersey is currently under mandate to stay home, and to limit public contact. We will continue to update as possible.

The Hobbstown 2020 Centennial is scheduled July 3,4,5, 2020. With Faith.

We pray all are and remain well in every way!

We are thankful for all the people who continue to serve us.

We have renewed appreciation for the people whose contributions we sorely miss!

We hope for a recovery that allows the much anticipated 2020 Centennial to proceed.

Hobbs Family Union

The Hobbstown Centennial – ‘A Century of Community’
July 3,4,5 2020   Bridgewater, NJ
Dear Family and Friends:

The Hobbs Family Union is very pleased to announce the details of the Hobbstown 2020 Centennial!
A ‘Century of Community’ commemorates the vision and the accomplishments of the original settler families. We are honoring Hobbstown Founders and forebears for their dream and their persistence. We are celebrating 100 years of family, faith, community, and contribution.

 We are honored to host this historic event and are sure this will be a very memorable occasion. We have worked very hard to put together a weekend of activities and entertainment that all will enjoy.

We are so excited to gather Hobbstown descendants together, share our history, and create new memories. In keeping with that spirit of excitement and pride, we hope to inspire our younger family members to reach their full potential while maintaining the best of Hobbstown tradition.
Legacy Gala
When: July 3, 2020 at 7-11 pm
Where: Elks, 375 Union Ave, Bridgewater

We open the Centennial with Ding and Dancinf, recognition of our Legacy Honorees, a celebration of our inywined family and history. Rest, then dress to impress. Vendors, music, open mic.!
Founders Day Commemorative
When: July 4, 2020 at 10:30 am
Where: Monmouth Ave, Hobbstown

. We gather to honor one hundred years of kinship between the original settlers – the Hobbs, Bryant, Hicks, Miller, Murdock, Proctor, Tukes, Sermons, and McCray families. The 2020 Centennial commemorates them and those later arrivals of kin; all who shared a hope and a goal – a place to work, raise their children, follow their dreams, and a respite from racism.
Miller Field Dedication
When: July 4, 2020 at 10:30 am
Where: Monmouth Ave, Hobbstown

David and Philip Miller motivated young men and women to be their best in every aspect of life. Miller Field is dedicated to their long commitment and on-going influence upon the Hobbstown community.
A Century of Community on Display
When: July 4, 2020 at 12-5 pm
Where: Macedonia BC, Hobbstown

. Walk through and enjoy the vintage photos, artifacts and family trees of the Hobbstown families that dreamt, built and nurtured generations of this community.
Ancestral Tour
When: July 4, 2020 at 1-3 pm
Where: New Cemetery, Somerville

Learn some of the principles and practices in African burial rituals shared by Dr. Beverly Murdock. Enjoy the beauty of this Victorian era cemetery as you Honor the Ancestors during the Libation Ceremony. Transportation for participants is provided.
Games and Sports
When: July 4, 2020 at 1-4 pm
Where: Monmouth Ave, Hobbstown

Baseball, basketball and family games. Everyone can play! A Super Grill provides the food and drinks.
'Good to see Ya!' Reunion
When: July 4, 2020 at 6-10 pm
Where: Monmouth Ave, Hobbstown

Be sure to join in this casual and fun gathering of Hobbstown families and friends. Grazing Tables, Music, and a Jumpy House for the youngsters.
Prayer Service
When: July 5, 2020 at 10:30 am
Where: Macedonia BC, Hobbstown

The Macedonia Baptist Church has served as the religious, cultural and social center of the community. We return to this ‘heartbeat’ of the community with a Special Service led by Deacon David Hobbs.
When: July 5, 2020 at 12 noon
Where: Monmouth Ave, Hobbstown

Enjoy this throwback to Grandma’s breakfast! Leave the  Centennial with the sweet taste of remembrance.