Monthly Archives: September 2017

Veterans To Receive Assistance During September 20 Event

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, American Legion F.W. Grigg Post 68 is sponsoring a special event in support of veterans in need of assistance. To help veterans receive important services they have earned by way of their service to our nation, Post 68 has arranged for the Philadelphia office of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to come to Merchantville for an all day outreach event.

Camden County Holds Apple Pie Contest During Annual Fair

Make the best apple pie in Camden County? Here’s your chance to prove it!

The “I Baked The Best Apple Pie In Camden County Contest!” is open to any amateur baker in Camden County wishing to bake an apple pie. No professional bakers may enter this competition. Only apple pies will be accepted; no crumbles, crisps, Betty’s, or pan dowdy’s allowed. No added fruit; juice is okay. Winning pies and bakers will receive ribbons, Camden County swag, and the blue ribbon winner will receive a Visa gift card.

Camden County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Held On Saturday

To help Camden County residents protect the environment, the Freeholder Board is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on September 16 at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill located at 9600 N. River Road in Pennsauken. Residents can bring items to the convenient drive-through collection site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rev Your Engines For The Twenty-Fifth Annual Car, Bike, And Craft Show

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

One of the Township’s most popular, annual events – the Car, Bike, and Craft Show – turns 25 this year. Held along a portion of the “Maple Mile,” this fall favorite is held on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Apache Marching Band Holds Free Performance On September 23

The award winning Apache Marching Band will be performing their annual Parent Preview on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:00 p.m. This performance is open to the public. Please come out to view the show and wish the Apache Band the best of luck as they approach the start of their competition season!

Information Sought in Pennsauken Homicide

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and local authorities from Pennsauken Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may be connected to a homicide Friday evening.

The vehicle is described as a burgundy or red 2000 Buick Century with stock rims, and is shown in the surveillance photo below.

The vehicle depicted below was possibly used during a homicide that occurred September 8, 2017 at approximately 5:25 p.m. on the 7000 block of Stockton Avenue in Pennsauken Township.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 9” tall, stocky build, the second is a thin black male approximately 20-30 years old.

Members of the public should not approach the vehicle or attempt to apprehend these suspects, but should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact one of the following numbers:

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Pennsauken Detective Sergeant Warwick at (856) 488-0080.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

“We Shall Never Forget:” Pennsauken Observes 9/11

Camden County Prosecutors, Pennsauken Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Pennsauken Township Police Chief John Coffey reported a homicide on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Pennsauken Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a man who had been shot in the area of the 7000 block of Stockton Avenue in Pennsauken at approximately 5:25 p.m.

When officers arrived, they located the victim, Jerry Mass, 26, of Camden, deceased on the floor of an apartment from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Pennsauken Township Police Detective Sergeant Warwick at (856) 488-0080.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org.

American Legion Auxiliary Donates Benches To Memorial Monument

By Bernie Kofoet, F.W. Grigg American Legion Post 68

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 is donating two benches as part of overall enhancements to the World War I Memorial located in Merchantville’s Wellwood Park. One bench will have an inscription remembering the victims of the attack on our country that happened on September 11, 2001; the other inscription will remember the veterans of Post 68.

Earlier this year, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 applied for and received a September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization dedicated to improving lives, strengthening communities, and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering. One of just 50 grants provided annually – and the only one given in New Jersey – the funds were used to purchase two benches for the World War I monument located in Wellwood Park. One bench will have an inscription remembering the victims of the attack on our country that happened on September 11, 2001; the other inscription will remember the veterans of Post 68.

The monument in Wellwood Park, which remembers Merchantville residents who had served their country in World War I, was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921. In preparation of the centennials marking the end of World War I in 2018; and the founding of the American Legion and the establishment of the Frederick W. Grigg Post 68 in 2019, a coalition of different organizations have come together to make enhancements to the monument.

The first part of this restoration project will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m., at Wellwood Park, located at the corner of Maple and Linden avenues in Merchantville. The public is invited to join this special dedication.

Pennsauken’s Wright Encourages Students To “Push Through” Adversity

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Pennsauken native Jasmyn Wright and her third grade class in North Philadelphia have gained international notoriety after their empowering YouTube video went viral.

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