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Mayor: Halloween in the Park is Oct. 27

Voorhees Township’s Annual Halloween in the Park will be on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Connolly Park. All are invited to don a costume and enjoy the fun-filled event that has become a Voorhees tradition. Take an old-fashioned hayride or pick from the Voorhees Business Association’s Pumpkin Patch. Candy and refreshments will be plentiful for all in attendance.

Activities will include a Halloween costume parade, hay rides, pumpkin painting and decorating, balloon artists, children’s rides, a Halloween-themed magic show and face painting. The Voorhees Township Police Department will be providing Halloween safety tips and conducting a kids I.D. card registration.

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The event is free and sponsored by South Jersey Federal Credit Union, the Voorhees Business Association, DiMeglio Construction, The Wire newspaper and The Voorhees Sun newspaper.

For more information, visit www.voorheesnj.com or call 882–7469 (SHOW).
The hours for “trick or treating” in Voorhees are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Also, an 8 p.m. curfew will be in effect the evenings of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 for those under the age of 18.

While Halloween is a time for fun for children and adults alike, the National Safety Council offers some safety tips.

• Motorists should watch for children walking on roadways, curbs or darting out between parked cars. Enter and exit driveways very carefully.

• Parents should accompany any children under the age of 12. A travel route should be established in familiar areas. Children should stop only at houses or apartments that are well-lit and should never enter a stranger’s home. Establish a return time.

• Youngsters should not eat any treats until they return home and have them inspected by an adult.

• Place a slip of paper with the child’s name, address and phone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group.

• Costumes should be fire-retardant and strips of reflective tape should be used to make children more visible. Use facial make-up instead of masks when possible. If masks are worn, they should have nose and mouth openings with large eye holes. Carrying flashlights will help children see better and be seen more clearly.
Be safe and have fun!

** On Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon to 5 p.m., “International Day 2013” will be held at Eastern Regional High School. The event is free and will include international foods and multi-cultural displays that highlight our community’s cultural diversity. The event is sponsored by the Voorhees Township Citizens Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee as well as the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Camden County Human Relations Commission. For more information, contact Chairwoman Gwen DeVera at 751–1364 or at devera6@verizon.net or visit www.camdencounty.com.

** Voorhees Township will again be home to the Camden County 2013 Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastern Regional High School. The conference is free to residents of Camden County and offers experts on topics in the areas of health, nutrition, exercise, family, mind, body, spirit as well as professional and financial wellness. The keynote speaker is Kate Bilo, CBS 3 TV meteorologist. For more information or to register online, visit www.camdencounty.com or call 225–5433.

** The New Jersey Sons of Italy will be hosting Italian Festa at the Voorhees Town Center on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be a celebration of Italian American culture and heritage. It will be a day of great food, fun and music.

** On Friday, Oct. 25 the Voorhees Town Center will again be hosting “Thriller Night!” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. along the Boulevard. Enjoy “Spirit Hours” with specials at the bars of Iron Hill Brewery, Rodizio Grill and Catelli Duo.

At 6:30 p.m. watch “Young Frankenstein” on a 20-foot outdoor movie screen. At 8:15 p.m. there will be a live re-enactment of “Thriller.” Also, Catelli Duo will have a “Vehicle Costume Contest,” Rodizio Grill will have a “Move Like Michael” dance contest and Iron Hill Brewery will host a “Thriller Costume Contest.”

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