The public will now have the chance to vote for their favorite entry by visiting www.libertyhealth.org/foundation to view the five designs and then send an email to MargaretHAgue@libertyhcs.org indicating which graphic design is their favorite. Voting will end at 11:59 PM Sunday night, March 9, 2014. The contest can also be followed on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretHagueBorn.
“It was extremely competitive and the committee had a very tough decision choosing the finalists,” said Regina Andriolo, Executive Director of the LibertyHealth Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Jersey City Medical Center, which is sponsoring the contest. “Now it’s the public’s turn to make the final decision on the logo to be used on T-shirts and other items associated with the upcoming ‘Born at the Margaret Hague’ reunion.”
Martha Stewart, former New Jersey Governor James McGreevey, and Frank Sinatra Jr. are among the more than 350,000 babies who were born at The Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City from 1931 - 1979. The hospital, established during the administration of Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague and named after his mother, has a long and storied history of famous births.
The hospital’s legacy continues through Jersey City Medical Center where the medical center on the waterfront continues to welcome Jersey City’s newest “Margaret Hague Babies.”
Though the hospital no longer exists, its legacy continues through Jersey City Medical Center where the hospital on the waterfront continues to welcome Jersey City’s newest “Margaret Hague Babies.”
All of the final entries – whose designers’ names are being kept anonymous, said Andriolo, so as not to influence the judging – were created by Jersey City residents.
The winner will receive a $250 cash prize, with the winning design to appear on T-shirts and other items associated with the “Born at the Margaret Hague” reunion. The event will be held on Friday evening, May 16th at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and Restaurant, 88 Liberty View Drive in Jersey City. For more information, contact the LibertyHealth Foundation at 201-377-6057