East Windsor Participates in Womanspace Communities of Light

December 14, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, Council Members Denise Daniels, Alan Rosenberg, and John Zoller, as well as Chief of Police James Geary and police officers participated with The Peddie School students and residents in the 2021 Township Womanspace “Communities of Light” event at the East Windsor Municipal Building.  The purpose of “Communities of Light” is to raise funds for Womanspace and raise public awareness of domestic violence and resources and services available to abuse victims.  Participants purchased luminary kits and joined together at the municipal building to light candles around the entire perimeter and walkways of the municipal building.

Mayor Mironov stated, “‘Communities of Light’ is intended to serve as a beacon of hope for individuals and families who are impacted by the dreadful situation of domestic violence.  Our participation is to demonstrate our support of victims and their families, as well as recognition that domestic violence knows no boundaries and impacts every community regardless of race, religion or socio-economic background.”

Mayor Mironov added, “As a community we wish to express our strong support for organizations like Womanspace and our local Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and to recognize the important assistance they provide to victims of domestic violence.  We hope that our participation will help focus public attention on the important subject of domestic violence and to encourage residents to become more aware of support efforts and resources available to victims and families.”

Communities of Light raises funds for Womanspace, the primary non-profit organization in Mercer County providing crisis intervention and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The mission of Womanspace is to provide a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members join with members of the Police Department at the municipal building for Township participation in “Communities of Light” event to raise funds and public awareness for Womanspace, the primary regional provider of services for victims of domestic abuse. Pictured (from left to right) are:   (front row) Sergeant Ryan Ballard;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Council Member Denise Daniels;  Detective Michelle McCandrew;  Detective Sergeant Paul Wille;  (back row) Police Officer Tim Purpuri;  Lieutenant Jason Hart;  Council Member John Zoller;  Chief of Police James Geary;  Council Member Alan Rosenberg;  Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager;  Animal Control Officer James St. John;  Detective Sergeant Thomas Meyer;  Detective Robert Davison;  Lieutenant Ryan Mattek, and Detective Joseph Carabelli.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov is joined by members of The Peddie School Girls Basketball Team to light the first candle kicking off the Township Womanspace “Communities of Light” ceremony.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members issue Proclamation designating December 6, 2021 as “Communities of Light” day on which East Windsor Township participated by lighting up the municipal building, to raise funds for Womanspace and focus public awareness on the important subject of domestic violence and support for victims and families. Pictured (from left to right) are:   Council Member John Zoller;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;  Chief of Police James Geary;  Council Member Denise Daniels;  Council Member Alan Rosenberg;  Deputy Mayor Peter Yeager, and Township Manager James Brady.