Weekly Roundup: Evening of the Arts, Project Graduation, One Book, Main Street food trucks

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

Shawnee High School’s “Evening of Arts”

Junior student, Summer Griffin, presented her artwork at Shawnee High School’s “Evening of the Arts” on May 23.

Shawnee High School Project Graduation provides safe after graduation activities

Shawnee High School’s annual Project Graduation has been taking place since 1997 with the goal of providing the graduating class with a safe, alcohol- and drug-free environment to celebrate its accomplishment.

This year, Project Graduation will be held on June 21 from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the International Skating Center in Cherry Hill for the first time, after students voted to take the event “off site” instead of hosting the event at the high school, which has been done since the first event.

Lenape Regional High School District to now offer five books in ‘One Book, One School’ initiative

Officials with The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) say the district will take its “One Book, One School” initiative in a new direction for the 2018–19 school year.

Instead of selecting one book for the entire school community to read, the district committee members selected five books for participants to choose from. These five books all fall under a common theme of “Windows & Mirrors.”

Participants may select from among these five books:

  • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
  • “The Running Dream” by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • “Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25” by Richard Paul Evans
  • “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
  • “Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green

More food trucks, more foot traffic

At last week’s Medford Council meeting, there was further discussion on the draft ordinance for food trucks to be placed on Main Street once a month to create more foot traffic and to encourage people to visit the shops and restaurants along the street.

The draft ordinance stated the time food trucks would be stationed on Main Street would be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., although the day of the week these food trucks would be in place has not been discussed any further. There will be a maximum of six food trucks allowed on Main Street at a time, and there are plans to create variety through having each vendor sell different types of food.

There will also be a maximum decibel rate for generators to ensure the generator does not produce too much noise.