Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Essex citizens. Painting of the Route 9 overpass bridge is just one of the many collaborative efforts supported by The Essex Foundation and its gateway beautification initiative. The Essex Foundation Board of Directors presented a check to the Essex Veterans Memorial Hall for paving of the parking lot. The installation of Chanticleer pear trees and perennials in the Essex gateway area was also part of the gateway beautification project. President Bruce Glowac presented a check to Janice Atkeson to underwrite the cost of common area furnishings in the newly constructed Essex Place senior housing complex. The planting of cedar trees along West Avenue was made possible with funding from The Essex Foundation.