Monthly Archives: September 2015
Pennsauken’s annual Haunted Hay Ride, sponsored by the Township’s Youth Action Committee, is held on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6:15 to 9:00 p.m. at the softball field behind the Pennsauken Police Administration Building at Rt. 130 and Bethel Ave.
Historic Griffith Morgan House, located at 243 Griffith Morgan Ln. in Pennsauken, will host three special events in October to bring history education, entertainment and family fun to the lovely historic house off River Rd.!
The Pennsauken Environmental Commission is sponsoring a clean-up day at Tippin’s Pond and Heritage Park, 419 Cove Rd., Pennsauken, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be picking up trash and cleaning brush from the nature trails, fishing dock and pond. Children are allowed to participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves will be provided, but they are one size fits all, so bringing personal work gloves for youngsters is recommended. Since the pond and riverfront areas will be wet and the wooded area uneven, proper footwear is a must. The Commission also recommends wearing long pants to protect against the undergrowth. And a hat is never a bad idea.
This is a wonderful opportunity for residents, particularly young people, to realize the importance of keeping Pennsauken Township, and its green spaces, clean.
Any question can be sent to email@example.com.
By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library
September is quickly shaping up to be one really busy month. In addition to all the programs and events mentioned in last month’s article, the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library have added a few more.
Enjoy apple pie and ice cream, as well as coffee and water under the shade of the old oak trees. Get acquainted the docents for a guided tour of the interior of the home and the nostalgia museum. Walk down the south branch of the Pennsauken Creek on the nature trail.
There is no fee for parking or admission to the house or grounds. Bring family and friends. Experience how our past citizens made their lives in Pennsauken a memorable time.
Pack 119 will hold its annual membership carnival for boys ages 5–11 on Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., at the gymnasium of Martin Luther Christian School, 4106 Terrace Ave. Parking is on the Baker Ave. side of the building. The carnival will include old fashioned games of skill, like bean bag throw and ring toss, as well as popcorn, cotton candy and prizes, face painting and more.
Pinsetter Bar and Bowl, located at 7111 Maple Ave. in Pennsauken, is hard at work preparing for the “party of all parties,” the seventh annual Crab-A-Palooza on Saturday, Sept. 12.
MPWC To Participate In 9/11 Heroes Run
On Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9:11 a.m., the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission, along with our family, friends and community members, are joining together to give back! Join us at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken for a 5K Run + 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk in honor of the Travis Manion Foundation.
At the Township Committee meeting on July 22, Director of Public Safety John Kneib swore in Linnette Ramos as one of Pennsauken Township’s newest police officers.
Ramos is a longtime resident of the Township, who graduated from Pennsauken High School and worked as a lifeguard at Pennsauken’s municipal pool. She also has a lifelong desire to protect and serve.
Patricia McHugh, the first editor of All Around Pennsauken, passed away on Aug. 12 at the age of 80.
McHugh was part of a handful of residents who banded together in 1997 in order to create a publication to serve and inform the Pennsauken community. In addition to being editor, Patricia also wrote a column called, “All Things Considered.”