Catch up on the biggest stories in Haddonfield this week.
Haddonfield’s first sermon turned 200 years old, and Haddonfield United Methodist welcomed one of their members home. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.
Haddonfield’s first sermon turns two centuries old
On Aug. 17, 1817, the first sermon was preached in Haddonfield. Exactly 200 years later, members of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield came together in an intimate ceremony at the site of the former Grove School House on Thursday, Aug. 17 to commemorate the significant moment in both the town and church’s history. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the Borough of Haddonfield, Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Kasko proclaimed Thursday, Aug. 17, “First Baptist Church of Haddonfield Day.”
Haddonfield United Methodist Church welcomed home Kirk Peterson
Haddonfield United Methodist Church held a reception on Sunday, Aug. 13 honoring the return home of long-time Haddonfield resident Kirk Peterson. Peterson was a long-time resident and civic advocate known to everyone by his nickname “Kirk.”
Having lived in Haddonfield for over five decades, Peterson was a notable part of the local community, adding his views at municipal meetings and drawing plans for parks and walkways throughout the borough. Peterson was known for playing piano in many public places including the Mabel Kay House Senior Center and in the United Methodist Church of Haddonfield, where he has been a member most of his life.
Kiwanis Club ‘packs up’ school supplies for twelfth year
Eager hands of Kiwanis Club members and friends made short order of exceeding their goal of 20 backpacks by stuffing 30 backpacks with school supplies for the Center for Family Services’ “Project Backpack.” Adjourning their Aug. 11 club meeting early, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons stuffed backpacks with pencils, pens, notebooks, composition books, crayons, highlighters, rulers, glue, binders, folders, pencil boxes and more. In addition, a full box of school supplies were donated. This is the twelfth year the Kiwanis Club has provided backpacks to the Center for Family Services in Camden.