To Basking Ridge residents Jon Decker and Julius Trombino, Lake Hopatcong is something to sing about.
"The lake is definitely a place close to our hearts," said Decker, who wrote the lyrics and created the song ‘Lake Hopatcong,’ a pop ballad about childhood memories at Lake Hopatcong. Friend and vocalist Trombino is the voice behind the song.
Inspired by the ongoing press about low water levels and troubled businesses on the lake, thne duo produced the song for a cause. "I was motivated by the struggles of lakeside business owners with the economic downturn and low lake levels putting a strain on business," said Decker. Coupling this support of local businesses with their love of music, Decker and Trombino created the song and have been working to get it heard. "We want to raise awareness to get the dam closed and get people to the lake this summer," Decker explained. "Lake Hopatcong is one of the area’s bets treasures and I’m grateful to be able to help out any way I can."