Weekly Roundup: Nonprofit empowers young girls, groups plan 5K fundraisers

In other news, residents discuss their favorite summer memories of 2016 and Cherry Hill Police plan more roving patrols to identify drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs

The week was filled with news, from a Cherry Hill nonprofit working to empower young girls to local residents sharing their summertime memories. Catch up on the top stories of the week in the Weekly Roundup.

Cherry Hill nonprofit Grace in the Mud empowers young girls

Brigit Bauma/The Sun: Aaliyah of Grace in the Mud sits with a simple black background and tank top to show off her beauty during a photo shoot provided by Colette Oswald, right, and styling by Lisa Michaels.

The nonprofit got some help from Haddonfield businesses Colette Oswald Photography and Lisa Michaels Salon in a recent makeover and photo shoot activity, teaching participating girls about women in business and how to feel beautiful in their own skin.

Man on the Street: What’s your favorite summer memory of 2016?

Even though the season doesn’t officially end for about one more month, The Cherry Hill Sun took some time to ask residents about their top summer moments at the Cherry Hill Public Library’s Backyard Bash last week. From dolphin watching at the Jersey Shore to boating in Lake George, N.Y., memories shared invoked classic summertime favorites.

Two 5K fundraisers planned for early September

While Fox Hollow Swim Club plans its second annual Fox Trot 5K Run for Sept. 17, the Cherry Hill Public Library and Cherry Hill Recreation Department team up for the inaugural Book It 5K on Sept. 10. Registration is currently underway for both events.

Cherry Hill police conduct roving patrols

In an effort to identify drivers who may be impaired by alcohol or drugs, the Cherry Hill Police Department uses roving patrols. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes across the United States in 2014, which was 31 percent of the total fatalities for the year.