Mayor’s Column: VBA Bowling Fundraiser

The Voorhees Business Association’s Annual Bowling Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Big Event located in the Ellisburg Shopping Center in Cherry Hill. 

The Voorhees Business Association’s (VBA) Annual Bowling Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Big Event located in the Ellisburg Shopping Center in Cherry Hill.

This event raises funds for multiple area non-profit organizations. This year the VBA is proud to be utilizing some of the proceeds to support BookSmiles, a charity that promotes reading and literacy by collecting and donating new and used books for underserved children and educators in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Since 2017, BookSmiles has distributed 508,884 books to students and younger siblings with new or gently used books laying the groundwork for academic success. BookSmiles “irrigates book deserts.”

Bowling lanes will be available for individuals and groups with a maximum of six bowlers per lane. For $10, an individual bowler will be teamed up with other bowlers. A $100 donation gets one lane for six bowlers and includes pizza and a pitcher of soda. For $100, a corporate sponsorship gets signage only. A $150 corporate sponsorship gets one lane with signage, bowling for up to six bowlers, a free pizza and a pitcher of soda.

For more information about the event or to register, visit www.voorheesbusinessassociation.org or send a check to the VBA, P.O. Box 349, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043 with “Bowling” and your sponsorship level in the memo line.

The VBA was started in 1989 when a small group of Voorhees business owners formed a local club to promote business in the Township. The mission of the VBA is to provide a forum for business persons and businesses in the area to meet, share and discuss concerns and interests of a civic, commercial, cultural or economic nature. The VBA also seeks to facilitate a dialogue and channel the energies and resources of the business community and elected officials into improving Voorhees Township.

Other VBA activities include contributing money to Eastern’s Project Graduation and the Voorhees Police Holiday Fund, providing scholarships to Eastern’s graduating seniors and sponsoring such events as the Pumpkin Patch at our Annual Halloween Festival. The VBA has also provided gifts to children at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility.

The VBA has its luncheon meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held May 19 at The Woodcrest Country Club. The VBA website also includes member information, a member directory, a member application, upcoming events, links and contact information.

Plan on coming to the Bowling Fundraiser and an upcoming VBA luncheon meeting. Help make a difference in our community!

** Our first free Drive-In Movie Night of 2021 will be on Friday, May 14. The PG movie Moana will be shown on a 40-foot outdoor screen at the Voorhees Town Center parking lot located off of Somerdale Road. The movie will start at dusk and parking begins at 7:30pm. The food vendor will be J-Dogs. No pets/alcohol/smoking/vaping allowed. Masks must be worn when going to the food vendor or restrooms. Parking is in designated spots, every other space, and space is limited. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Proper social distancing and mask-wearing rules must be followed at all times.

** On-line registration for the 2021-2022 Voorhees Township Public School kindergarten full day program opened on March 1. Any child who will turn 5 on or before Oct. 1, 2021 is eligible for kindergarten admission in Sept. 2021. Beginning March 1, pre-registration can be completed at genesis.voorhees.k12.nj.us/genesis/openReg. After the pre-registration is completed, a staff member will contact for you for additional information.

** 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 www.voorheesnj.com.