Monthly Archives: May 2016
The first Sunday in June at historic Griffith Morgan House will bring to life a muster of the colonial militia when the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia performs drills and prepares to take on the “lobster-backs” of the British army in the fight for independence! On Sunday, June 5, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., the re-enactors of the 11th Pennsylvania will perform drills and recruit new soldiers, while the women of the regiment prepare a meal for their brave soldiers at the hearth of Griffith Morgan House and perform the other domestic tasks so important to support the men in the field. This day of living history on the level of the common soldier of the Revolution will also feature free tours of the historic colonial home of the Morgan family and access to the museum of local history.
On Saturday, May 21 the Pennsauken Historical Society will host its annual Spring Festival from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the historic Burrough-Dover House, located at 9201 Burrough Dover Ln. in Pennsauken.
The event features free tours of the Burrough-Dover House and the Joseph E. Fitzpatrick Nostalgia Museum; corn husk doll making; tin punch demonstrations; and live music by the band “Warm Hearted Country.” In addition to a bake sale, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PennsaukenHistoricalSociety.
By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School
Coach Clinton Tabb and the PHS boys track team are breaking school records faster than we can put them on the record boards this school year! After an impressive winter track season, boys track has brought home consecutive team championships from both the Woodbury Relays and the Georgian Court Invitational Relays. Martin Booker, Jr. left Georgian Court with as impressive a day as any track athlete in recent history, posting New Jersey’s current number one time in BOTH the 100m (10.87 s) and the 200m (21.96 s)!
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On April 21, Pennsauken High School senior Marquan Jones made a commitment to further both his academic and athletic career in college, accepting a track and field scholarship at Division I Rider University. With his parents and coaches present, he signed his national letter of intent during a special media event at Pennsauken High School.
Ten-year-old Will Hatley, a Pennsauken resident and student at Saint Peter’s School in Merchantville, was a winner at the 44th annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, held April 3 at St. John Vianney Parish Center, Colonia, N.J.
Created in 1972, the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship attracts hundreds of thousands of young competitors each year; the organization estimates 350,000 youngsters participate in local rounds throughout the nation.
The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.
Congratulations to the PYAA Basketball All-Star Teams: Beginner All-Stars, Jr. All-Stars, Minor All-Stars, Coach MVP, and all the coaches!
By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works
This year, the week of May 15 is dedicated as “National Public Works Week.” I’d like to quote the American Public Works Association (APWA): “This week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Instituted as a public education campaign by the APWA in 1960, National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. This week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.”
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, several local veteran groups will hold ceremonies to remember and honor those men and women who lost their lives in service of their country in the Armed Forces.
On May 10, Lt. John Nettleton and Sgt. Phil Olivo rode their bicycles in Chapter 2 of the Police Unity Tour for Team Pennsauken, in remembrance of fallen Pennsauken Township Police Officers Ptl. William F. Brey, Ptl. Richard F. Dawson, and Ptl. George T. Bowman. Nettleton and Olivo departed from Galloway Township on May 10 and arrived at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 12. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum, located in Washington, D.C.