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Dec. 13, 2022-- “Welcome to our happy little neighborhood nestled in the heart of South Toms River,” said South Toms River Elementary School Supervisor Nikole Mustica, “ ... Hawkesville.”

Over the past several weeks, STRE staff and students have worked diligently to create a winter scene within the hallways, corners, and nooks of the school. Hawksville was therefore born, and it is filled with storefronts such as a general store, post office, bakery, and features fireplace scenes, classic holiday motifs, and much more.

“It certainly is the coziest part of town,” added Mustica.