Weekly roundup: Mullica Hill youth recognized for service

Clearview Regional High School graduate Michelle Tumolo brings home gold with U.S. Women’s Lacrosse team

Friends of Mullica Hill student Austin LeConey, 4, donated a total of 67 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to Sicklerville non-profit Unforgotten Haven for kids in need, tripling his donation of 24 last year. He is pictured with his mom Meredith and dad Joe.

Friends School of Mullica Hill PreK2 student Austin LeConey, 4, made a difference for children going into school this year by donating 67 backpacks to Sicklerville non-profit The Unforgotten Haven. Also, Clearview Regional High School graduate Michelle Tumolo brings home gold with U.S. Women’s Lacrosse team. Check out some of the top stories from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

‘We need more Austins in the world’

As summer comes to an end, children and their families begin to prepare for another school year. As a summer service project, Friends School of Mullica Hill PreK2 student Austin LeConey, 4, and his parents collected backpacks and school supplies for those who may be in need. Austin donated 67 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to children in need, almost tripling his donation of 24 last year.

Guided tours of the Garden@GCLS available

Gloucester County Library System invited residents to tour the Garden@GCLS in Mullica Hill, a 600-square foot plot of land that was converted from an unproductive stretch of lawn to a luscious garden teeming with pollinators. The area consists of five 4-foot by 8-foot raised beds. Every other Saturday during June through September the Gloucester County Library gives a guided tour of the Garden@GCLS. The next tour is Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.

Former Mullica Hill resident Michelle Tumolo recently finished a season of gold medals at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup and 2017 World Games on the U.S.A. Lacrosse team.

From Clearview to country: Homegrown U.S. Lacrosse player wins gold

According to Mullica Hill resident Carol Tumolo, at the age of three her daughter Michelle could roller skate and had learned to ride a bike. She knew her little girl had a gift, but never could have predicted it would lead her to travel across the world competing for the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse team, bringing home gold medals at this year’s Women’s Lacrosse World Cup and 2017 World Games at the age of 26.