Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pennsauken Schools Hold First-Ever Choir Festival

Pennsauken’s vocal music directors held the first annual Pennsauken Choir Festival at Pennsauken High School. This day-long event was a celebration of music, learning, and performing for all levels of Pennsauken choral students.

Food Truck And Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled For June 22

Downpours and evening thunderstorms last month resulted in the combination food truck and touch-a-truck event being rescheduled to Thursday, June 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Co-sponsored by Pennsauken Township and Pennsauken’s Department of Public Works, the event will be held at the Pennsauken Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. Several food trucks are slated to attend the June 22 event; and picnic tables will be available for seating. In addition, children of all ages will have a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles, including dump trucks, fire engines, and more. Little ones can also enjoy the playground adjacent to the Pennsauken Free Public Library.

For more information, visit Also, be sure to visit Pennsauken’s official Facebook page for updates.

Pennsauken Public Schools Launch Summer Enrichment Program

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Jennifer Slattery; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

The end of the school year is often accompanied by cheers of joy, screams of excitement, and thoughts of fun activities that will be experienced all summer long.

Historic Flag Day Celebration Held On June 17

On Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4:00 p.m., historic Burrough-Dover House, located at 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane off of Haddonfield Rd., will hold its traditional commemoration of Flag Day. A variety of historic flags will be on display; and guided tours and related festivities will pay tribute to Old Glory and highlight the wide range of banners that symbolize our story as a nation and people. Admission and parking are free.

And don’t forget: both the Burrough-Dover House and Griffith Morgan House, which is located at 243 Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd., will also be open to the public for an Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. What could be more patriotic than a visit to our colonial past?

Both houses will be open for free guided tours and the lovely grounds of both sites are perfect for a picnic and outdoor play. Plenty of free parking is available at both houses.

Visit the Griffith Morgan House or Pennsauken Historical Society pages or the group “Pennsauken History Forum” on Facebook for more details or directions; you can also leave a message at (856) 486-9561 or e-mail

Pennsauken Environmental Commission Hosts Bike And Train Ride On June 10

Did you know that several trail networks, including the Circuit Trails, East Coast Greenway, and Delaware River Heritage Trail, are all planned to run through Pennsauken Township?

The Pennsauken Environmental Commission, in partnership with New Jersey Conservation Foundation, invites all residents and their families to a Circuit Trails/East Coast Greenway Bike and Ride event on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Environmental professionals and volunteers will showcase the on-road and off-road, existing and planned, trail segments that run throughout Pennsauken.

Pennsauken Schools Hold Alex’s Lemonade Stands On June 9

Two elementary schools in Pennsauken will be raising funds on Friday, June 9, to help fight pediatric cancer.

Both Benjamin Franklin, 7201 Irving Ave., and Longfellow Elementary, 1400 Forrest Ave., will each be hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Friday morning. Longfellow’s stand will run from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.; Franklin’s stand will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funds raised from both events benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a non-profit that raises money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures, and  encourages and empowers others – especially children – to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

In addition, both schools are collecting online donations as part of this fundraising initiative. To make donations on behalf of Benjamin Franklin Elementary, click here. To make donations on behalf of Longfellow Elementary, click here.

Special Presentation And Panel Tackled The Issue Of Opioids And Heroin Abuse

A special presentation last month at Camden Catholic High School drew attention to the serious issue of prescription opioids and heroin abuse. The free program and forum was sponsored by the Diocese of Camden, Discovery Ministries, Inc., and Catholic Charities, and had the support of numerous local groups, including Pennsauken Township’s municipal government, the Pennsauken Board of Education, and the Pennsauken Police Department.

Michelle Bello Receives $1,500 Scholarship

Pennsauken resident and Michelle Bello is a recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund.

Pennsauken High School Senior Michelle Bello is a recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. Seen here with Bello are Pennsauken EMS Chief Mike Coyle; Michelle’s parents, Sam and Rhonda Bello; Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Executive Director Dawn Ragan; and Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund President Gene Dannenfelser.

The 2017 Scholarship Program provided $11,500 worth of scholarships to eight graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving, or they themselves are actively serving Camden County in a branch of police/law enforcement, fire service (paid and volunteer), or emergency medical service.

Pennsauken Honors The Best Moms, Dads, And Guardians In Town

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

A single mother of two who gave her children a summer to remember and a dad who teaches the importance of giving back to those less fortunate were chosen as the Best Mom, Dad, or Guardian in Pennsauken.

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