Ophelia Cox, a resident at the Mercer County Geriatric Center in Hamilton, accepts a corsage in celebration of Mother’s Day from Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes May 8, 2009, at the Center.Full size photo

Ophelia Cox, a resident at the Mercer County Geriatric Center in Hamilton, accepts a corsage in celebration of Mother’s Day from Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes May 8, 2009, at the Center.

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HAMILTON, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes paid a visit today to the Mercer County Geriatric Center to celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the moms who live there.

Hughes handed out corsages donated by the Geriatric Center Auxiliary to the more than 50 mothers who reside at the facility on Hamilton Avenue.

“It is my absolute pleasure to visit with the many mothers who reside at our Geriatric Center, and to honor them in this special way,” Hughes told residents Friday, just days before Mother’s Day May 10. “I can think of few titles as important as that of Mother, and I salute all of you who have made a difference in the lives of so many.”

The corsages were well received by the scores of moms, many who wasted no time pinning the flowers on their sweaters.

Mercer County Human Geriatric Center Director Robert Ecroyd assisted Hughes in the Mothers Day ceremony.