Fall soon will arrive. Starting Monday, Sept. 23, the Garden State will begin its transformation. From the green leaves hanging from the branches of the trees to the colorful pile waiting to get raked up and put into bags, residents will trade in their long, hot summer days and swimming trunks for jeans and hoodies to combat the chilly nights, but most of all, residents of Palmyra, Cinnaminson and Delran will head into fall loaded with fun events to attend.
Celebrate Cinnaminson on Sept. 29 at Wood Park from noon to 3 p.m. For the last 20 years, the township has coordinated Cinnaminson Day to celebrate the community and the history of Cinnaminson. In fact, at the time of the inaugural event, the township leaders had the idea to showcase the business community through this event
“While Cinnaminson Day has grown over the years, our business community continues to be a major part of the event,” said Township Clerk Eric Schubiger. “The township views Cinnaminson Day as a great way to bring together residents, businesses and community groups to celebrate Cinnaminson Township. We’re looking forward to everyone having an enjoyable afternoon with family, friends and neighbors at Wood Park.”
Over the years, the event has grown exponentially. This year, under the leadership and support of Mayor Ernest McGill and the township committee, organizers have included additional children’s activities and more live music. This will be highlighted by Jobonanno and the Godsons of Soul “Asbury Review.” Those interested in participating in Cinnaminson Day can contact Patricia Rucci at (856) 829-6000, est. 2313.
Paint the Town Pink
This year, the Cinnaminson Fire Department will host a series of family events to raise funds to support breast cancer patients as well as an education fund for paramedics and EMTs in honor of paramedic Becky Scott. The first event will kick off on Sept. 21 for Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station 201 located at 1725 Cinnaminson Ave. The event will feature a flag raising ceremony, a DJ, face painting, a balloon artist, games, safety presentations and more.
On Sept. 26, the department will be hosting an event at Jersey Mike’s on Route 130. From the residents who come out for either lunch or dinner, 25 percent will be donated to the fund. The fire department will also continue to paint the town pink at Cinnaminson Day and at the Sweetwater Bar & Grill Dine & Donate event on Oct. 17 between noon and 8 p.m. For more information on these events, follow the Cinnaminson Fire Department on Facebook or contact the station at (856) 829-5220.
Delran High School Homecoming Parade Oct. 19
Homecoming week is a competition between the high school grades. There is a general theme of the week, and each grade picks something related to that theme. There are competitions each day, and the goal is to get the most points and win the spirit stick. During the week, students meet late into the night to build floats and organize a skit that relates to their theme.
On Saturday, the parade goes from Wright Way to Delran High School. At the high school, each grade performs its skit in front of the other grades, the community and friends.
“Homecoming consumes not only the students, but the community as a whole,” said Councilman Tyler Burrell. ”It is hard to explain unless you experience it firsthand. It is truly remarkable. The homecoming spirit runs in the blood of Delran alumni, so much so that many make it a tradition to come back each and every year.”
Delran’s Trunk or Treat
Delran’s Trunk or Treat will be held Oct. 26. The event is free for residents and located at Community Park. Each car is decorated and brings a bag of candy for the children. Kids can go from car to car or trunk to trunk to get candy. The event will also have a costume parade and a DJ, and give out awards for best costumes and best car. More information will be provided on the township’s website as the event gets closer.
Palmyra Halloween Parade Oct. 30
The Palmyra Halloween Parade is an annual event that is a staple in the community. According to Councilwoman Mindie Weiner, the event has happened for years, and each year the Halloween Parade Committee strives to get bigger and better. The costumes, the entertainment and the community make the event a fun opportunity.
“It’s a wonderful town-wide community event,” said Weiner. “The parade starts in Riverton and comes down to Palmyra. It’s a lot of fun. We raise money for the event through sponsorships and generous donations. Most of the entertainment actually comes from people in the town.”
For more information about the event, residents can visit palmyrahalloweenparade.com.
Italian Night Out
On Saturday, Sept. 28, Carrabba’s in Maple Shade will be hosting the third annual Italian Night at Christ Church Riverton located at 500 4th St. The event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will feature spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, light beverages, dessert and BYOB. Wine and beer only. For more information, contact the church office at (856) 829-1634. Tickets available for pre-order at $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. At the door, tickets will be $12 for adults and $6 for children.
Designer Bag Bingo & Craft Beer Festival
This October, the Independence Fire Company of Palmyra will be holding two events. The first will be the first annual Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 between 1 and 5 p.m. The event will feature cold beer, hot food and live music. Prices will be $20 per person, which also includes a cup and three drink tickets.
The second event will be a Designer Bag Bingo fundraiser on Oct. 20. Doors will open at noon and games will start at 1 p.m. Price includes 15 games for $30, and 50/50 and raffles available for purchase. For directions and tickets call Joanne at (856) 303-0664, Mary at (856) 296-6301 or Michelle (609) 634-4629.