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Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown’s Office participated in this year’s Operation Dreamlift sending Flemington youngster, John E. Pavlica to Disney World for a fun filled day.

When a Miami Air jet took off from Mercer County Airport in the early morning Tuesday, Sheriff’s Corporal Sandy Ford, Officer Michael Frace, and Chief Ed Davis were there to wave good bye to an anxious but thrilled 10 year old and his mother Alexandrea.


The daylong excursion is sponsored by the Sunshine Foundation whose mission is to take children who are chronically ill and give them a much needed respite from their troubles by flying them to Florida for a day of fun in the Magic Kingdom.  The send-off includes costumed characters, police, firefighters, EMT’s, marching bands, politicians, volunteers and other well- wishers.


When the Dreamlift flight left from the airport in Mercer, it included over 100 children, chaperones, a nurse and a doctor, all made possible through donations of individual residents and businesses.

Chief Ed Davis, who coordinated the trip on behalf of Sheriff Brown, extended his thanks to all who made the children’s exciting day possible.

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