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‘Until differences make no difference at all’

In Voorhees Township, we acknowledge our differences, we embrace our differences and we celebrate our differences until differences make no difference at all.

In 2007, the Voorhees Township Committee established the Citizens Cultural and Diversity
Advisory Committee to recognize and promote racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in our
community. Voorhees was the first community in South Jersey to establish such an important group.

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The Diversity Committee fosters community relations, encouragement of greater respect and understanding between people, recognition of racial, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity, and promotion of tolerance and mutual respect among neighbors.
The Committee is empowered to provide a forum that will encourage input from our culturally diverse citizen groups and, to that end, hosts monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at Town Hall, attended by Committeeperson and liaison Jackie Fetbroyt, who reports between the VCDC and the Township. The VCDC also seeks ways to advocate and assist in the development of continuing education programs and outreach to the community to place the issue of diversity before our citizens in a positive manner.

Last year, the VCDC hosted several speakers and a very important and timely forum to
encourage communication and information exchange regarding the Israel-Hamas War, enjoyed a potluck dinner, and participated in a variety of town-sponsored events such as the Holiday Tree Lighting and National Night Out. The VCDC hosted International Day in October, with over 500 attendees, cultural performances, ethnic food, vendors and crafts.
The Education Outreach Subcommittee was formed and collaborates with our Voorhees schools. The VCDC also offered four scholarships to Eastern Regional High School seniors.

This year, the VCDC is expanding its education outreach and working with local students to
collaborate on International Day and other events. It plans to host Voorhees’ first Juneteenth celebration on June 15, and other panels and events, including trips to historical sites and museums such as the Holocaust Museum, the Peter Mott Underground Railroad Museum and the newly built BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville. The VCDC is especially excited to launch its own Facebook social media page to provide information to our community and reach even more people. For more information, contact Chairperson Stephanie Fisher at (609)841-2727.

** The Voorhees Art Commission presents “Classics by Candlelight,” a free concert featuring the South Garden Strings quartet on Saturday, May 2 at 7pm at the Voorhees Town Center, Black Box Theater, 1st floor. For more information, contact Gabby Horvitz at www.ghvsplayers.com or call (609)781-4409.

** The Animal Welfare Association is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and Doggie Fun Day on May 4 at the Voorhees Town Center. The event runs from 9am-2pm. The 5K kicks off at 9am. Activities include Tiger Belly Bounce Vet for a Day, Wags & Wiggles Classes, Power Wheels Ride on Cars, an Action Karate Demo, Face Painting and more. For more information, visit

** The Voorhees Township Police Foundation is hosting their 8 th Annual Benefit Car Show on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-3pm at the Voorhees Town Center. Proceeds benefit the PD K9 Unit and the Foundation. Entry fee is $20 day of show, no pre-registration. For more
information, contact Chuck (856)904-4843, catalano112@verizon.net or Tom (856)524-2588, goatguytom@aol.com

** The Camden County Board of Elections needs poll workers for the upcoming elections. This year the Board of Elections is hiring employees 16 and over.
** Voorhees Township is once again partnering with Morey’s Piers to offer discounted tickets for their amusement piers located on the Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. Tickets may be obtained in person from the office of the Voorhees Township Clerk (856) 429-7757 and are payable by cash only. Tickets are available to residents and non-residents.


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