Mayor’s Message: National Night Out coming up next month

Voorhees Township will be celebrating our Fifth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Connolly Park on Centennial Blvd.

Mayor Michael Mignogna

Voorhees Township will be celebrating our Fifth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Connolly Park on Centennial Blvd.

Meet your police officers, firefighters, drug and alcohol educators, domestic violence advocates and numerous other public service providers. Join us for neighborhood competitions, carnival attractions, games, food and more. Target will have a sidewalk chalk art area and the deejay for the event will be our own Officer Justin Sims.

The evening activities are sponsored by Hardenbergh Insurance Group, J-Dogs, Investors Bank, Elfman Orthodontics, Virtua, TD Bank, DiMeglio Construction and Republic Bank. We thank them for their generosity.

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that started in 1984 and promotes police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, striving to make our neighborhoods a safer and better place in which to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while encouraging a sense of community and providing a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together.

Citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations and local, state, and federal officials from over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide will join forces to mark this year’s 36th National Night Out. Over 38 million people participated in National Night Out last year.

The best way to prevent crime is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities.

 ** The first show in our Summer Concert Series will be Thursday, July 25, and will feature Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show. This band is entering its 18thyear showcasing the most authentic cast and costuming of its kind. They bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. on the “Great Lawn” at Connolly Park. A “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or call the show hot line at (856) 882-SHOW.

** The Voorhees Theatre Company Summer Theatre Camp will feature ‘Elf Jr. The Musical’ with performances Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Summer Young Adult Show will beFootloosewith performances on Aug. 8, 9 and 10.

** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information about tickets visit