Monthly Archives: August 2015

Living Faith Christian Center to Host Community Event Where Everything is Free

Living Faith Christian Center (LFCC), located at 2323 Route 73 in Pennsauken, invites residents to leave their money at home on Saturday, Aug. 16 for their annual, “What’s Mine Is Yours: Caring Is Sharing,” themed event, where everything is free.

Giveaways will include free clothing, household items, toys, furniture, backpacks, haircuts, food and health screenings. Kids can enjoy face painting, moon bounces, hot dogs, soft pretzels, and more.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on LFCC grounds and is expected to draw nearly 2,000 people.

“Our ministry has always been dedicated and sensitive to the needs of our local community,” Senior Pastor Constance McLean, said. “This year’s event is a result of our continuing passion to ensure the well-being of the people within the community we serve.”

LFCC was founded in 1985 by Constance McLean and her husband, the late Dr. Lamont D. McLean. The ministry, which has been in existence for 29 years, started with 10 members, and has since grown to several thousand members.

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Friday Night Lights Held On September 18 Versus Winslow

By Billy Wright, Pennsauken High School Athletic Director

The fourth edition of “Friday Night Lights” football is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18, as the much improved Winslow Eagles will take on the home-standing PHS Indians. Pennsauken knocked off the Eagles last year at Winslow 7-0.

The night game is a big hit with both the students and community, as well over 2,000 Big Red supporters are usually in attendance. The Athletic Department will rent lights to conduct what is expected to be an exciting contest and extravaganza. The game is slotted for 7:00 p.m. at Vince McAneney Field. So mark your calendar and be a part of the Friday night under the lights experience.

Get Tech Savvy At The Pennsauken Free Public Library

Technology is changing so rapidly that we have to adapt to all the new advancements, even if we don’t want to. That’s why the Pennsauken Free Public Library provides a variety of technology-based services to help make things easier, especially if you’re not that tech savvy.

Troop 118 Lays Wreath On Tomb Of Unknown Soldier

Despite the torrential rain which could normally dampen spirits, the scouts of Troop 118 braved the weather and participated in two wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The rain stopped long enough for them to do the ceremonies. Arlington Cemetery limits the number of participants during wreath layings; the Troop ordered two wreaths, so that eight scouts had an opportunity to participate. The troop also got to watch the changing of the guard, a ceremony that impressed the scouts and leaders alike.

Bilingual Mental Health Management Available For Camden County Seniors

SonnyphotoBy Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

The Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey provides in-home, bilingual mental health and case management services to eligible Camden County seniors with a mental health disability who are sixty years or older; or who are permanently physically disabled.

Local Students Attend Girls’ Career Institute

Girls’ Career Institute (GCI) is a program offered by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) for girls who will complete their junior year of high school. The Woman’s Club of Merchantville and the Evening Membership Department sponsored three delegates from Pennsauken to attend this year’s GCI. Delegates are selected on the basis of interest, community service and participation in school activities.

Carson Students Shine At Poetry Awards Night

CarsonPoetryCarson students received their awards and shared their poetry at the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library’s Poetry Contest Awards Night on June 3. First grade students Yaira Gomez-Torrez and Fatimah Covington, along with second grader Amina Dyer, were outstanding in reciting their award winning poems. Congratulations to these amazing poets!

Baldwin School Holds Annual Fun Day

BaldwinFunDayIn June, students at Baldwin School enjoyed a fun day of activities and games as a way to celebrate the end of the school year. Students in Ms. Voorhees’ Pre K class, seen here, are sporting their tie-dye shirts while waiting for snacks.

PHS Indoor Guard Recognized For Atlantic Coast Championship

By Melanie Zayas, AAP Intern

At the June public meeting for Pennsauken’s Township Committee, Mayor Rick Taylor recognized Pennsauken High School’s Indoor Guard with a proclamation for winning the Tournament Indoor Association (TIA) Atlantic Coast Championship, held at the Wildwood Convention Center in early May.

Phifer “24 Game” Math Tourney Winners

PhiferMath1 PhiferMath2Phifer Middle School conducted its annual “24 Game” math tournaments, where several students showcased their amazing mental math skills. The seventh grade finalists were Nancy Nguyen, first place; Yesenia Rivera, second place; Angela Nguyen, third place; and Alex Kreuter (fourth place). The eighth grade finalists were James Horn, first place; Thomas Dyer, second place; Mostsaly Kim, third place; and Jimmy Le, fourth place. Congratulations!

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