Weekly Roundup: Veterans, Humboldt Peak hike, Kids Expo

Catch up on what happened this week in Tabernacle.

Local veterans will be honored with ‘Killed in Action’ flags

Local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation will be honored and remembered in a new way throughout Burlington County, thanks to an initiative led by County Clerk Tim Tyler. The county official announced that service members who gave their lives for this country will soon be recognized with proper “Killed in Action” flags that will fly over government buildings in all 40 municipalities.

Local resident hikes up Humboldt Peak to celebrate five-year cancer free milestone

Climbing mountains isn’t the only feat Neil DeStefano has accomplished in the past five years.

In 2013, DeStefano made plans to climb Quandary Peak, a 14,265 foot mountain with his friend Tom Ori, whom he met on a business trip to Colorado. Soon after these arrangements, DeStefano was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was unsure if he would be able to partake in this hike.

After clearance from his doctor, he decided to proceed with the hike.

Since then, DeStefano has climbed an additional five mountains — Mt. Democrat at 14,148 feet in 2014, Mt. Cameron at 14,238 feet in 2014, Mt. Lindsey at 14,042 feet in 2015, Uncompahgre Peak at 14,309 feet in 2015 and Humboldt Peak at 14,064 feet in 2018.

Simultaneously, DeStefano has been running for the American Cancer Society as a part of “Team DetermiNation” since his diagnosis, completing five, 10-mile Broad Street runs in Phildelphia and four half marathons.

The full story can be found at https://tabernaclesun.com/local-resident-hikes-up-humboldt-peak-to-celebrate-five-year-cancer-free-milestone-52ec752d5f05

South Jersey Kids Expo is Aug. 22

From moon bounces to face painting, vendor tables to crafting, families can sign up for an afternoon of free fun when the South Jersey Kids Expo comes to Cooper River Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The event, hosted by The Sun Newspapers and co-sponsored by the Camden County Department of Parks, will run from 3 to 7 p.m. between LaScala Birra and the Camden County Boathouse.

While the South Jersey Kids Expo is free, pre-registration is requested at www.nmg.ticketleap.com/cckids. A vendor list is available on the website.