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Weekly Roundup: Parade, Shelley top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Moorestown will once again celebrate the Fourth of July, and Sara Shelley is inspiring students. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

A celebration of freedom: Moorestown’s 4th of July parade honors ‘Lady Liberty’

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In 2010, a committee formed around a simple goal — bringing a 4th of July celebration to Moorestown. The holiday takes a year’s worth of planning and fundraising, but for Vietnam veterans Dave Schill, president of the Moorestown 4th of July Committee, and Gene Clark, vice president, the parade has a deeper meaning. “I served in the military and celebrating our freedom is very important to me,” Schill said. Each year’s parade is organized around a theme. Schill said 2018 seems to be the year of the woman, and so, fittingly, the theme is “Lady Liberty.”

Creating agents for change: Shelly wins humanitarian award

Since taking over the Genocide Studies course at Rancocas Valley, the course has grown in popularity with nearly 150 students requesting to take the class each year, but it’s not just the students who have taken notice of Sara Shelley’s passion for the subject. The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and the family of Holocaust survivor Jack Zaifman have recognized Shelley with the Jack Zaifman Humanitarian Award.

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