Weekly Roundup: Golf tournament, Fair Funding Formula, Joe Joe’s Place Animal Rescue

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

Knights of Columbus hosted its 11th annual golf tournament

Former major leaguer and current Phillies announcer John Kruk (center left) is pictured with Scott Kanz, Adam Elliot, Brian Bouchard, Randy Thompson, Anthony Lombardo, Eric Dodson and Jason Gareau.

St. Mary of the Lakes Knights of Columbus Council 6520 hosted its 11th annual charity golf tournament at Medford Lakes Country Club, raising more than $42,000 for Medford’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County and 1st Way of Burlington County.

Walt Johnson, Phil Knudsen, Joe Roeder and John Swenda won the tournament featuring 144 golfers who enjoyed golf, lunch, a cocktail hour with appetizers, dinner, guest speakers, a live auction, raffles and more than 50 tombola gift baskets.

School funding concerns arise due to the Fair Funding Formula

Birnbohm discussed that there was a recently passed legislation regarding school funding called the Fair Funding Formula. A decision has not been made yet by Gov. Murphy on whether to sign or veto it.

Certain schools are being labeled as overfunded, including the LRHSD and six of the eight sending districts.

Currently, $4,342 per pupil is provided in state aid to the LRHSD, and if the legislation is approved, funding could be reduced to $3,100 per pupil.

It was also stated that 22 of 541 school districts receive more than half of the $8 billion given in state aid, while the other 519 districts have to share the remaining funds.

Joe Joe’s Place Animal Rescue is saving lives one dog at a time

All are invited to grab a bite to eat and unleash the fun at Joe Joe’s Place Animal Rescue’s fifth annual BBQ fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flying W located at 60 Fostertown Road in Medford.

The goal of the group is to provide a safe environment for dogs that are rescued from kill shelters. They then proceed with veterinary exams at the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, and from there the dogs are placed in foster homes and ultimately adopted and placed into loving, permanent homes.