Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fundraiser Helps Pennsauken Natives Dealing With Rare Disorder

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

A special event on Sept. 30 will raise funds to help support two Pennsauken natives as they work tirelessly to help their sons, both of whom have an extremely rare disease.

Pennsauken Historical Society Hosts First Sundays

With the start of fall, Pennsauken’s historic homes open their doors for guests looking for a unique way to enjoy a crisp, autumn day!

Both Griffith Morgan House and Burrough-Dover House will both be open on both Sunday, Oct. 1, as well as Sunday, Nov. 5, with free admission from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy tours of house and museum, learn about Pennsauken’s rich history, and more! Light refreshments will be served and there is plenty of free parking at both houses.

Burrough-Dover House is located at 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane off Haddonfield Rd., opposite the Wyndam Rd. traffic light. Griffith Morgan House is located at 243 Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd. between Delair and Route 73. In addition to public events, both homes are open for tours, events and research by prior appointment.

Visit the Griffith Morgan House or Pennsauken Historical Society pages or the group “Pennsauken History Forum” on Facebook for more details or directions or call (856) 486-9561 and leave a message for more information or e-mail to pennsaukenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Be sure to contact Pennsauken Historical Society or Griffith Morgan Committee about volunteer opportunities!

Pennsauken School District Cuts Ribbon On New Trade Programs

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Last month, the Pennsauken School District officially cut the ribbon on the high school’s new trade programs. Beginning this year, Pennsauken High School offers career technical education (CTE) programs in carpentry, cosmetology, automotive technology, and culinary arts.

SOCKTOBERFEST Held October 1

Standard Merchandising Co. in Pennsauken is kicking fall off with their first-ever SOCKTOBEFEST event. Held on Sunday, Oct. 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at 7001 North Park Drive, families will be able to enjoy festivities at the company’s headquarters.

Local food trucks, live music, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games (with special prizes) and a petting zoo are just some of family-friendly activities that will be available for all to enjoy. At the event, attendees will also be able shop more than 50,000 pairs of finely crafted, made in America socks and tights priced at $1, $2 or $3 per pair. Merchandise includes cashmere, wool, cotton and merino socks for women, men and children and babies. The first 50 customers will receive a special VIP gift bag.

A proceed from all sales will benefit local charities including “Back on my Feet” and “Rock to the Future.”

Pennsauken Harvest Festival Held On October 7

The Pennsauken Township Public Events Committee, in association with the Pennsauken Firefighters Association, will host the fourth annual Pennsauken Harvest Festival, a celebration of heritage, arts and community.

Autumn In Pennsauken: Leaf Collection Preparation Begins

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

Leaf collection operations generally begin in late October and complete around the end of December. Every section of town will have leaf pickup at least twice during this time.

Wedding Announcement: Rivera-Shugars

Reinaldo and Paulette Rivera are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachael Rivera, to Alexander Shugars, son of Karen Shugars.

Rachael is the receptionist for Pennsauken’s Department of Public Works and is the food columnist for All Around Pennsauken.

Alex is a commercial diver and works for both Hydro Marine Construction in Hainesport and Walker Diving Underwater Construction in Hammonton.

Rachael and Alex are marrying on September 23, 2017 at Camp Matollionequay in Medford, N.J. The bridal party includes Rey Rivera, man of honor; bridesmaids Kristen Davila and Kylar Coughlin; Jackson Shugars, junior best man; Jason Maybury, best man; and groomsmen Derek Napier and Kayden Maybury.

Want to announce an engagement or wedding? Contact aap@twp.pennsauken.nj.us for more information.

Second Annual Toy And Collectible Street Fair Held Today

Play With This Toys & Collectibles and Merchantville Public Events are hosting a toy and collectible street fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Held along West Park Ave. in Merchantville, adjacent to the Borough Hall, the event showcases a variety of new and vintage toys, games, and collectibles for sale. In addition, the toy and collectable street fair features food, special appearances from some superhero favorites, and more.

“We really hope folks come out for this fun event,” says Scott Talis, owner of Play With This Toys & Collectibles. “Whether you’re young, or young at heart, we’ll have plenty to see and do.”

For more information, visit “Play With This Toys & Collectibles” on Facebook.

Food Truck Friday Fundraiser Held On September 22

On Friday, Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Food Bank of South Jersey will host five local eateries for their Food Truck Friday event in their headquarters’ parking lot on John Tipton Blvd. in Pennsauken. Residents, local workforce, and community members are invited to stop by for a fun-filled lunch with proceeds benefiting the organization’s hunger relief programs serving nearly 200,000 individuals struggling with food insecurity in South Jersey.

Camden County Freeholders Announce Mobile Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

The Freeholder Board, local law enforcement and healthcare providers announced a new effort to increase public use and visibility of prescription drug drop boxes to combat the opioid crisis. The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force made it a point to install standard drop boxes located in police departments throughout the county in 2015. Now, new, mobile drop boxes located in county vehicles will begin to be deployed to events throughout the county this year.

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