#Arts & Entertainment
The Ellen Show, Warner Brothers
United States of America

Dunellen, a small town in New Jersey, was incorporated on October 28, 1887.

Nicknamed the "Railroad Town," Dunellen started as a train stop and grew into the square-mile quintessentially American blue-collar town it is today. Sir Thomas Lipton lived here as a teen, boxer Bob Fitzsimmons walked his pet lion downtown, and resident Christian Schepflin brought the sport of lawn bowling back to America.

Currently, Dunellen is home to a world-class table tennis center run by a former U.S. Olympian, an ice hockey rink frequented by Jersey Devils team members, and one of the first dine-in movie theaters in the country. Although it is one of the smallest towns in NJ, it has a respected school system and numerous championship sports programs. Its annual Halloween parade is one of the oldest, continuous parades in the country.

Dunellen is centrally located in Middlesex County on the borders of Union and Somerset counties. It shares a zip code with Green Brook, home of "Jerseylicious" Gatsby Salon. Dunellen is on the New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line and has several bus lines going to NYC.

How did Dunellen get its name? There are several stories. The most accepted is that it was named after Ellen Betts, a family friend of John Taylor Johnston, owner of the Jersey Central Railroad. It is the only town in the United States with this name.

Dunellen is turning 125 on October 28, 2012.

We, the undersigned, would like to invite the nation's most famous "Ellen," Ellen DeGeneres to Dunellen, NJ during November 2012 sweeps month. This is in celebration of Dunellen's 125th Birthday.

We believe that there are many fun things in Dunellen that Ellen can share with her audience. Dunellen was named after an Ellen, it seems only fitting that another Ellen should be honored during this milestone.

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The Get Ellen to Dunellen petition to The Ellen Show, Warner Brothers was written by Dunellen's 125th Birthday and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.