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Weekly Roundup: Local food drive, Camp No Worries, Pine Barrens Festival

Catch up on what happened this week in Medford.

Shamong schools raise money for Medford Lakes Lions Club food drive

The district’s school nurses, Heather Cosper at Indian Mills Memorial Middle School and Jen Simpson at the Indian Mills Elementary School thought it was time to focus on local community issues with this year’s food drive.

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This year, it was decided to do whatever we could to help the Medford Lakes Lions Club and lend support to their food bank. To that end, through the efforts of both IMS and IMMS and supplemented by the National Junior Honor Society of IMMS, the district collected $1,005, snacks and a wide variety of foods to help stock the shelves of the Lions Club’s bank. IMMS staff and faculty raised $505 by conducting an ice cream social organized by Cosper and Simpson, our “Super Nurses.” Lisa Scott, the NJHS advisor provided $500 from the proceeds of their Spring Fun Fest.

Camp No Worries creates a worry-free camping environment

Pictured is Adam Soloff, Grainne Marino, Anelise VanNocker and Gina Reed canoeing at Camp No Worries on June 26.

Camp No Worries is a place for children to do just that — have no worries.

The camp was founded in 1995 by Kasey Massa, who had the vision of creating a place for children with cancer to enjoy traditional camp activities while undergoing treatment. Siblings of those diagnosed with cancer are welcome to attend as well.

This year’s camp was held from June 24 to June 30 at Camp Inawendiwin in Tabernacle. The campers range in age from 6 to 16, and the activities include swimming, boating, crafts, nature walks, archery, scavenger hunts, ziplining and more. This year’s theme is “around the world,” where campers get to learn about each destination throughout the week.

The full story can be found at: https://medfordsun.com/camp-no-worries-creates-a-worry-free-camping-environment-1d4047eddb2c

The Pine Barrens Festival returns for its 30th year

The 30th annual Pine Barrens Festival will be taking place July 23–28 at the Church of the Holy Eucharist in Tabernacle for six nights of entertainment and appreciation of the community.

The festival will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

After 30 years of perfecting the festival, there will be plenty of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. There will be games, rides, live music, dancing, food, a beer garden and more.

Each night of the festival will feature one town to recognize for its support and involvement in the community. There will also be awards given to selected town residents, chosen by each township, who have made a positive impact on the community.

Opening night’s “Town Night” will be for Medford; Tuesday will be for Chatsworth Woodland; Wednesday will be for Medford Lakes; Thursday will be for Vincentown/Southampton; Friday will be for Indian Mills/Shamong; and Saturday will recognize Tabernacle.

The full story can be found at: https://shamongsun.com/the-pine-barrens-festival-returns-for-its-30th-year-2cd9fe67ec75


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