2017 Gloucester County 4H Fair ~ July 27th-30th

The annual Gloucester County 4H Fair  is in its 70th year and provides the feel of an “old-time-country-fair” to today’s modern families.  The 2017 4H Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 27th-30th  at the Gloucester County Fair Grounds – 275 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill.  

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The fair will be open Thursday from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.,  Friday and Saturday from 8a.m. -11p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Horse shows start at at the fair opening each day. Admission is free, but there is a $10 parking donation per carload, good for all four days.

We’ve provided some of the highlights below but MHM has a Full Schedule of Events here.

Exhibits:

  • Visitors are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of 4‑H children who have worked throughout the year on a variety of programs.  The 4-H Fair gives an opportunity for 4-H participants in Kindergarten through college to show off their projects.    Fair proceeds go to the programs, facilities, and services that benefit 4-H children throughout the year.

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  • Horse Shows will run all day (Thursday: Dressage, Friday: Open Western, Saturday: Open Hunter,  Sunday: Open Cloverbud)
  • Variety of Dog Shows in the Dog Arena
  • Paw Prints Rabbit Hopping Demo
  • St. Mary Drone Exhibition
  • Open Animal Art Show
  • Hog, Goat, Beef and Lamb auctions

Activities:

  • The fair will also feature daily rides and games, moon bounce, free kids crafts, magic shows, a petting zoo, pony rides, henna art and exhibits, demonstrations and sales—lots of fun for the whole family!

BBQ Dinners

  • BBQ Dinners featuring chicken, ribs & corn on the cob will be available Thursday through Saturday night from 4p.m.-8p.m. in the Food Pavillion.

Musical Guests:

Kelsey Coan and her band

Kelsey Coan and her band

  •  Amy Dorflinger
  • Carly Moffa
  • Common Destiny
  • Kelsey Coan
  • Michael Jones
  • Mr. Big & the Trip Band
  • Shot of Country
  • Trouble Follows Tony

 

For more information visit www.gc4hfair.com. See you at the Fairgrounds!!

Woodstown 4th of July Parade ~ July 4th

Fourth of July is a special day in Woodstown where the entire town takes part in the Independence Day celebration.  The Annual Woodstown 4th of July Parade has taken place since 1932 and many say it’s straight out of Norman Rockwell painting with spectators lining Main St. waving flags and every home flying the stars and stripes.

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This year’s parade is set for Tuesday July 4th at 10:00 a.m. and will be held rain or shine!  The parade will begin at Allen Avenue, go up South Main St. through the Center of town, up North Main St. and end at Marlton Park.  It usually lasts 1 1/2-2 hours. 
 
** All participants should park at Marlton Park (123 Marlton Rd., Pilesgrove) and a shuttle bus will drop you off at Memorial Lake Park.

Enter the Parade

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There’s nothing better than a good old fashioned community parade complete with firetrucks, homemade floats and kids on decorated bikes or strollers!

All parade entries must be decorated and music accompaniment is encouraged!  You can have a vehicle, bike or walking entry – your choice – but all entries should be family friendly.  Participants must fill out this registration form.

Judging

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to groups who best represent the theme Yankee Doodle Dandy

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

1. Creativity (design, music, participants, props etc.)
2. Unified theme:  Yankee Doodle Dandy
3. Eye Catching
4. Originality
5. Effort in Design
6. Patriotic Spirit
 

For more information visit http://www.woodstown4thofjulyparade.com/

 
 

Flick & Float Free Movie Night ~ July 12th

The Harrison Township Recreation Department and Raccoon Valley Swim Club invite you to enjoy a Flick ‘n Float event on Wednesday, July 12th.  All are welcome to watch TROLLS at Raccoon Valley while sitting poolside – or floating in the pool!

Doors will OPEN at 6:30 pm so everyone can enjoy swimming early and please come HUNGRY.. there will be pizza and other food items for sale at the concession stand.  The movie will be shown at dusk (8:30 p.m.)trollsThis event is FREE but you need to pick up your admissioin tickets from the Rec/Clerk’s office in the Municipal Building or at Raccoon Valley Swim Club.  Limited admission so don’t delay!

Raccoon Valley is located at the intersection of Church St. and Eric Rd. in Mullica Hill.

 

Celebrity Car Wash ~ August 20th

Come out and join the Harmony Fire Company on August 20th for their Celebrity Car Wash

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Get your car washed by one of these local celebrities:

  • Mayor LouManzo
  • Deputy Mayor Dennis Clowney
  • Freeholder Joe Chila
  • 3 Time Super Bowl Champion Dan Klecko

The car wash will run from 8 a.m. until Noon and the cost is just $7.

Proceeds benefit Harmony Fire Company and the Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund!

Memorial Day Services ~ May 29th

The Harrison Township Veteran’s Commission and the American Legion Post 452 will hold Memorial Day services to honor our veterans on Monday, May 29th.

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9:00 a.m. – Rifle Salute at the Baptist Church Cemetery on Main Street

9:15 a.m. – Wreath laying with rifle salute at the Old Town Hall

9:30 a.m. - Wreath laying with rifle salute William Wilt Veterans’ Memorial

10:00 a.m. – Service by Reverend Herman with wreath laying and rifle salute. Richwood United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Carnations will be distributed to those present for placement on the graves of our veterans.

Community Yard Sale ~ May 20th

 

The Harrison Township Recreation Commission invites you to the Community Yard Sale - Saturday, May 20th from 8 a.m. t0 1 p.m.   at Ella Harris Park.yard-sale

 

Love a bargain?   This semi-annual event is a one-stop shop for bargain hunters, allowing you hunt for treasures all in one place!   Rain Date:  Sunday, May 21st.

Have stuff you need to get rid of?  Your trash could be someone else’s treasure! Clean out your garage and closets and rent a space for just $25 using this registration form.  Set up time is 6;30-7:30 a.m. – bring your own table/tent.

 

For more information call 856-223-8777 or email htrec@harrisontwp.us

 

Harrison Township Day ~ May 6th

Bring the whole family to Ella Harris Park on Saturday, May 6th  (Rain Date May 7th) for the annual Harrison Township Day event! Enjoy amusements, refreshments and live entertainment from 10am-9pm.

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  • DJ in the Gazebo from 10am to 5pm
  • Local Dance & Talent Performances 11am to 2pm
  • South 47 Country Band 2pm-8pm
  • Book Signing and Demonstration by Food Network Celebrity Chef and author Aaron McCargo Jr. 1pm
  • Magician at Gazebo 4pm

Vendor Booths and Refreshments

  • Crafters and Vendors open at 10 a.m. and run through 5 p.m.
  • 322 BBQ from noon to 6 p.m.

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  • Amusement Rides 11am-8pm
  • ALL DAY: Games, pony rides, pig races, K-9 demo, helicopters, firetrucks pony rides, petting zoo & more!

 

Avoid the Lines!  Purchase Wristbands Online in advance or at the Recreation Office until 4pm on May 5th and pick them up at the booth beginning at 10a.m. on Saturday.

  • BIG KIDS Wristbands include 3 mechanical rides and 3 blow ups and are $15 ($20 event day).
  • KIDDIE Wristbands include 2 mechanical rides and 2 blow ups and are $7 ($10 event day.)

This fun-filled community day will come to a close with the traditional fireworks display at dusk.

Sponsored by:  Harrison Township Recreation Commission.  For additional information please call 223-8777.

Coombs’ Barnyard Egg and Veggie Hunt ~ April 8th & 15th

What better way to celebrate Spring than to get outdoors and enjoy some fun on the farm? Coombs’ Barnyard on Route 77 in Elmer has fabulous  springtime activities for the whole family!

Come on out to celebrate the season with their Egg and Veggie Hunt on Saturday, April 8th and 15th from 10am – 4pm (rain date April 9th)

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This unique experience includes  fun for the whole family:

  • Egg and Veggie Hunt
  • Hayrides  (departing every 30 minutes – last ride leaves at 3pm)
  • Visit with the Easter Bunny
  • Barnyard Animals
  • Real Bunnies
  • Barrel Train Rides
  • Egg decorating stations
  • Games and Farmyard Fun

The cost for all of the above is  $10 per child and $5 per adult.  Kids under 2 are free!

This is an Open House style event so all are welcome to come at any time.  (Allow approximately 2 hours to participate in all of the activities.)

To locate the Coombs’ Barnyard with GPS, enter 20 Pole Tavern Rd, Elmer, NJ.

For more information email Amanda@coombsbarnyard.com or call (609)364-2520 and be sure to tell them Mullica Hill Mom sent you!

 

 

  

 

 

Harrison Township Easter Egg Hunt ~ April 8th

The Annual Harrison Township Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 8th  at 11:00 a.m. at the William Wilt Soccer Complex on Walters Rd. in Mullica Hill.  (Rain Date:  April 9th at 1:00 p.m.)

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Bring your Easter Baskets to gather the eggs.  The children will be divided by age group with each group hunting for eggs one at a time so that parents can accompany children to their designated areas.

Bring your best Easter Smiles and grab a photo opp with the Bunny before or after the Egg Hunt!

This event is sponsored by the Harrison Township Recreation Commission and the Harrison Township Police Department.  For more information call 856-223-8777.

 

 

Dr. Seuss Celebration ~ March 2nd

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with the Harrison Township PTA on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley School.

This annual celebration is FREE and it’s going to be LOTS of fun!  Dress up with a friend as Thing 1 and Thing 2!  All you need are blue wings and red jumpsuits.  All costumes must be in good taste and in accordance with our District’s STARS program and dress code.  There will be prizes for the TOP 3 costumes.

Multiple stations will be set-up thought PVS (cafetorium, library, music room, etc.) and each student will rotate through the stations with the group they are assigned to.Rotating Dr. Seuss themed stations include:

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  • Art
  • Science
  • Reading/Literacy
  • Eating
  • Technology and more

Students MUST be accompanied by their supervising adult as they rotate through the stations.  The PTA is committed to making this event fun and exciting for each person participating and cannot do this without your assistance and support.

To attend this event you MUST sign up in advance on the PTA website:  Space is limited to the first 180 students.

We look forward to seeing you there to help celebrate, the one and only, Dr. Seuss!