Roman Jewelers splits $25,000 among 25 local worthy causes

Rick Epstein | Hunterdon County Democrat By Rick Epstein | Hunterdon County Democrat Hunterdon County Democrat
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on November 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM, updated November 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM
FLromanWEB.jpgRepresentatives of 25 worthy causes receive checks in the Flemington store. Sophie and Roman Shor are near the center of the front row; they are the couple not holding envelopes. 

Roman Jewelers of Flemington and Bridgewater continued its celebration of the business' 25th anniversary with the distribution Nov. 6 of $1,000 checks to each of 25 local charities nominated by store employees.

The beneficiaries are: Ability 2 Work (Baker's Treat), America's Grow-a-Row, Anderson House, The Arc of Hunterdon County, Briteside Adult Day Center, BW NICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education), Family Promise, Flemington Fire Department, Flemington Area Food Pantry, Flemington Jewish Community Center, Flemington Police Department, Flemington-Raritan rescue squad, Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce, Hunterdon Helpline, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Hunterdon Youth Services, Hunterdon Prevention Resources, Flemington-Raritan Lions Club, Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Raritan Valley Community College, SAFE in Hunterdon, SKIT (Show Kids Invitational Theater), Steps Together, Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, and the YMCA of Hunterdon County.

This $25,000 giveaway follows last month's game of "Finders Keepers," in which 25 items of jewelry, worth a total of $15,000, were hidden in Flemington area businesses with clues Tweeted to the public.

The owners, Roman and Sophie Shor and their daughter Lucy Zimmerman are proud of their business and proud of their community. It stems from gratitude that began when the young family emigrated from the former USSR to Flemington in 1980. Here they met the community that embraced them and provided the freedom the family longed for.

Roman Jewelers' Flemington Store is at 39 Route 12 and the Bridgewater store is at 500 Commons Way.

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