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Mayor’s Message: Voorhees Saves Lives Program

Voorhees Township will continue with the initiative and the Voorhees Saves Lives Program will again be operational beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27

In 2015, Voorhees Township entered into a partnership with Evesham Township to join their Evesham Saves Lives Program in an effort to reduce the incidence of drunk driving. The Saves Lives Program offered free Uber rides home to any Voorhees resident or Evesham resident from any restaurant/bar in either Voorhees or Evesham.

The Township Committee unanimously supported merging with the Evesham program since it not only saves lives, but also saves our police department’s time and money by reducing the number of DWIs to be processed.

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While Evesham Township has chosen to no longer participate in this program, Voorhees Township will continue with the initiative and the Voorhees Saves Lives Program will again be operational beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27. The program provides free rides home to Voorhees residents from any restaurant or bar in Voorhees and the ChopHouse in Gibbsboro.

Residents simply open the Uber app at one of the participating restaurants/bars and will see a “safe ride” option at the bottom of the screen.

The free service will not be provided from one establishment to another but only from the establishment to home. The program is available every day from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

No tax dollars are used for this program. It is fully funded through contributions from local foundations, donors and businesses.

If the program saves one life, it is well worth it!

**The 25th Annual Eastern Regional High School Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school on Laurel Oak Road. The Craft Show will feature over 100 displays. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. For more information contact Phil Smart at www.psmart@eccrsd.us.

** Santa Claus has arrived at the Voorhees Town Center! He will be available for photographs Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pet photos with Santa are available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. For more information about holiday events, visit www.voorheestowncenter.com.

** On Tuesday evenings through Dec. 17, the Voorhees Arts Center will be offering a free children’s art program for youth ages 8 and older. Children will experience many different opportunities to express themselves through art, including painting, sketching, photography and beading. Children can be dropped off after 6 p.m. and the program ends at 8:30 p.m. The programs are held at the Voorhees Arts Center located in the rear of the Food Court of the VTC Mall. These free programs are due to the generosity of the Fetbroyt Family and Columbia Bank. For more information,contact Marianne at (609) 315-6218.

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