Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
92 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079

CONTACT: Melissa Watts, Intern

Clerk of the Board Office

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July 8, 2002


PITTSGROVE TOWNSHIP – Eleven-year-old Joshua Vernon Dixon of Pittsgrove will receive the county’s "Three Cheers" plaque for his heroic efforts that saved his mom. Salem County Freeholder Director Dave Sparks will present the award at the Pittsgrove Township Committee meeting next Tuesday.

"Josh called 911 after his mother was seriously injured by a horse," said Sparks. "He told operators that the horse kicked his mother in the chest. This young man kept his wits and accurately described the situation to the Salem County 911 operator."

The presentation begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Pittsgrove Township Municipal Building located at 989 Centerton Road in Pittsgrove.

The Three Cheers award was created by the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders to honor heroic and outstanding efforts by Salem County residents.

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