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Promissory Note - Skylands Park Management Inc. and Robert A. Hilliard

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$100,000                                                          March 31, 1994

Jersey corporation (the "Maker"), hereby promises to pay to Robert A. Hilliard
(the "Payee"), on November 30, 1994, or sooner as and to the extent hereinafter
provided, at 26 Eric Trial, Sussex, NJ 07461, the sum of One hundred thousand
($100,000) Dollars, together with accrued interest from the date hereof until
the date of payment at the rate of fifteen (15%) percent per annum. Such
interest shall accrue, but shall not be due and payable until the maturity of
this Note or in connection with any prepayment hereunder as hereinafter

     1. Optional Prepayment. The Maker shall have the right to prepay, without
premium or penalty, at any time or times after the date hereof, all or any
portion of the outstanding principal balance of this Note. Each optional
prepayment of principal pursuant to this paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by
payment of all unpaid accrued interest on the principal amount being prepaid.

     2. Mandatory Prepayment. In the event and to the extent that the Maker
shall make prepayment of all or any portion of any other promissory note issued
by the Maker pursuant to the offering described in that certain offering and
disclosure letter of the Maker dated March 1, 1994 (this Note being one of the
promissory notes issued pursuant to such offering (collectively, the "Offering
Notes")), then the Maker shall be required to prepay an equal proportionate
amount of this Note, such that all of the Offering Notes shall be prepaid in th
same proportion. Each prepayment under this paragraph 2 shall be deemed to
consist of principal and accrued interest on the principal amount prepaid, and
the total amount of the prepayment shall be allocated accordingly.

     3. Events of Default. The following are Events of Default hereunder:

     (a) Any failure by the Maker to pay all or any portion of this Note when
due hereunder (including, without limitation, upon maturity or if, when and to
the extent required to be prepaid in accordance with paragraph 2 above); or

     (b) If the Maker (i) admits in writing its inability to pay generally its
debts as they mature, or (ii) makes a general assignment for the benefit of
creditors, or (iii) is adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent, or (iv) files a
voluntary petition in bankruptcy, or (v) takes advantage, as against its
creditors, of any bankruptcy law or statute of the United States of America or
any state or subdivision thereof now or hereafter in effect, or (vi) has a
petition or proceeding filed against it under any provisions of any bankruptcy
or insolvency law or statute of the United States of America or any state or
subdivision thereof, which petition or proceeding is not dismissed within sixty
(60) days after the date of the commencement thereof, (vii) has a receiver,
liquidator, trustee, custodian, conservator, sequestrator or other such person
appointed by any court to take charge of its affairs or assets or business and
such appointment is not vacated or discharged within sixty (60) days thereafter,
or (viii) takes any action in furtherance of any of the foregoing; or 
     (c) If any portion of the loan represented by this Note is utilized other
than for purposes of making payments to persons providing labor and/or materials
in the construction of Skylands Park and Recreation Center (a project in
development by the Maker); or

     (d) The liquidation, dissolution or permanent cessation of all business
operations of the Maker.

     4. Remedies on Default. If any Event of Default shall occur and be
continuing, the Payee shall have the right, in addition to any and all other
rights and remedies, to declare the entire unpaid balance of this Note and all
unpaid accrued interest hereunder to be immediately due and payable. Following
any such acceleration, interest hereunder shall continue to accrue at the rate
provided herein, until this Note has been paid or discharged in full.

     5. Certain Waiver. The Maker hereby waives diligence, demand, presentment
for payment, protest, dishonor, nonpayment, default, and notice of any and all
of the foregoing.

     6. Amendments. This note may not be charged orally, but only by an
agreement in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement of any
waiver, change, modification or discharge is sought.

     7. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. This Note shall be deemed to be
a contract made under the laws of the State of New Jersey and shall be governed
by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey. The
Maker hereby consents to the jurisdiction of all courts (state and federal)
sitting in the State of New Jersey in connection with any claim, action or
proceeding relating to or for the collection or enforcement of this Note.

     8. Collection Costs. In the event that this Note shall not be paid when due
and payable (whether upon maturity, by acceleration or otherwise), the Maker
shall further be liable for and shall pay to the Payee all reasonable collection
costs and expenses incurred by the Payee, including reasonable attorneys' fees.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Maker has executed and delivered this Note on and
as of the date first set forth above.

                                             SKYLANDS PARK MANAGEMENT, INC.