The Princeton community gathered on Tuesday to remember and honor Michael Kenwood, the volunteer emergency medical technician and rescue technician who died exactly one year ago, on Aug. 28, 2011, while attempting a swift water rescue during Hurricane Irene.
The memorial service was held at 11 a.m. at Greenway Meadows Park, 275 Rosedale Rd., in Princeton. There were remembrances of Kenwood and the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad dedicated a park bench in his memory.
“The squad wanted to do something a little more in-depth, to do something that marks the one-year anniversary of Michael's death," PFARS President Peter Simon told Patch recently. "We lost a hero, a really fantastic person who volunteered his time to make this community better, so people can have a level of comfort in their time of need.”
A tribute to Kenwood's life and legacy is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center. "Broadway Sings" will provide the entertainment.
The concert will also feature a silent auction and Proceeds from the concert and auction will be split between Kenwood's family and PFARS. To purchase tickets, click here. Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities or donating to the silent action should contact PFARS at 609-924-3338.