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Weekly roundup: Return of the Pinelands Fest and the story of local soccer player Erin Smith

In other news, Burlington County Library’s Third Annual Fandom Fest is set for July 29.sha

Pine Barrens Festival is back for its 29th year

For the 29th year in a row, Tabernacle’s Church of the Holy Eucharist will put on its annual Pine Barrens Festival from July 24–29. The event will take place at the church, located at 520 Medford Lakes Road in Tabernacle.

“It is something that the church really enjoys very much in the sense that it brings the community together — not only the Holy Eucharist community together but it brings the larger community together to experience a great night of fun and food and entertainment for the children for the rides,” said Church of the Holy Eucharist pastor Father Andrew Jamieson.

Erin Smith sets her sights on soccer

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In January, during Erin Smith’s senior year at Rutgers University, she accomplished what she wasn’t quite sure was possible just a year or so ago: she got drafted.

During the fourth round of the of the National Women’s Soccer League College Draft, the Houston Dash selected Smith, a graduate of Shawnee High School, 33rd overall.

“It’s been my dream since I was a little girl to play professionally,” said Smith, a Medford Lakes resident who turns 22 on Friday. “So when I was drafted to Houston, I was really excited to play there.”

Burlington County Library’s Third Annual Fandom Fest set for July 29

The Burlington County Library system (BCLS) will celebrate comics, anime, television, movies, video games, and more during the Third Annual Fandom Fest, a mini-comic con for teens and adults set for Saturday, July 29.

Presented by BCLS and the Friends of the Burlington County Library, Fandom Fest will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the library in Westampton. Admission is free.

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