Civil War Living History Weekend ~ Oct. 14th-15th

Whether you’re a Civil War buff or just enjoy walking along Main Street and enjoying the Fall weather, the Civil War Living History Weekend is a great time to re-acquaint yourself with all that Mullica Hill has to offer.  

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Community members and actors will dress in full uniform as Civil War soldiers and 19th century citizens to re-enact the Civil War era.  Their encampments will be on either side of Main St and will include weapons display.  Along Main St. enjoy food vendors, music, crafts, pumpkin painting and a Harry Potter event.  Events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

2017 Mullica Hill Ghost Walk ~ Oct. 14th

Join the  Harrison Township Historical Society  for their annual Mullica Hill Ghost Walk on Saturday, October 14th.  The 1 1/2 hour guided tours depart every ten minutes (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) from outside the blueplate restaurant at 47 S. Main St.  This ever-popular tour lets you experience Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings on Main Street.

ghost 2The Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society (JUMPS) will conduct an investigation in blueplate’s basement, the starting location of the tour. Before your tour departs will be able to view a live video feed from the infrared camera. Doug Hogate Jr. will also be doing a live broadcast of his paranormal radio show “Paradelphia.”

Both blueplate and Naples will be serving food during the event.  Naples will host a special Ghost Walk buffet beginning at 5pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $7 per person,  Ghost Walk T-shirts will be on sale for $12 at the event and LED glow sticks with the Ghost Walk logo will be $5 each. All proceeds benefit the Harrison Township Historical Society.

Be sure to book in advance as tours (especially the early time slots) fill quickly.  Purchase Tickets online here.

For spook-tacular photos from past ghost walks, click here.

Swedesboro-Woolwich Day ~ Sept. 30th

Swedesboro Woolwich Day

Our neighbors in Swedesboro invite all of Mullica Hill to join them for Swedesboro Woolwich Day on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am – 4pm (rain or shine!)  on Kings Highway in downtown Swedesboro.  Enjoy free parking all day and a free shuttle bus service to all of the activities and events.

When it comes to entertainment, you name it – they’ll have it:  Enjoy live performances on two different stages as well as a car show, historic reenactors, local vendors and fun for the whole family!

Dragon 5k Run 

Nate002The day kicks off at 8am with the 11th Annual  Dragon 5k Run and 1 mile Walk.  All proceeds from the Race will benefit the Nathaniel Boerlin scholarship fund. Nate was a proud 16 year old honor student at Kingsway Regional High School who also excelled as a percussionist.  Nate died suddenly in April 2007, from complications of a GBM, Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive stage IV brain cancer.   A perpetual scholarship is given to a deserving graduate from KRHS who emulates Nate’s passions for learning and music.Visit www.naterocksheaven.org for course route and additional info. 

Here’s the full schedule of events for Swedesboro Woolwich Day so you don’t miss a thing.

On the Main Stage

  • 10am:  Swedesboro Performing Arts Academy Summer Campersspaa
  • 10:30am:  Swedesboro Woolwich Little Theatre 
  • 11am: Bollywood Dance
  • 11:20am:  Yi’s Karate Demo 
  • 11:40am: Plan B (band)
  • 12:30pm:  PassMORE Dance
  • 1:20pm:  SPAA Singers and Dancers
  • 1:50pm:  Dance Artistry Center
  • 2:30pm: Coast to Coast (band)

On the Kids Stage:

  • 9:30am:  Greg Jones (musician)
  • 10:30am:  Story Time with Elmo
  • 11am: Magic by Ed
  • 12pm: Swedesboro Music Studio
  • 1:10pm: Back Creek (band) 
  • 3:00pm:  Pat’s Pizza Eating Contest

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The Swedesboro-Woolwich Car Show, which also benefits the Nathaniel Boerlin scholarship fund, will be held at the south end of Kings Highway in Swedesboro from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  There will be participant judging for the Top 25 as well as Best Of’s.

 

 

4-H Pumpkin Chunkin Contest and Fall Fest~ Sept. 30th

The Gloucester County 4-H Association will host their annual Pumpkin Chunkin Contest and Fall Fest at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill on Saturday, Sept. 30th from 4-9 p.m. (rain date 10/1).  The event will feature lots of good ol’ fashioned Family Fun and is free with a $10 parking donation per car.

Annual 4-H Pumpkin Chunkin Contest

Gather your school and work friends, families and neighbors to make up your Pumpkin Chunkin team!  Teams must build a machine to launch pumpkin chunkinpumpkins (4-6 lbs) at various targets.  The machines can be as simple or complex as you like but will be inspected in advance and must comply with the general rules.

The Pumpkin Chunkin event will take place at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Main Area at 7:00p.m. Teams MUST arrive EARLY between 3:00 and 5:00p.m.  For more details click here.

 

Fall Fest

The Fall Fest will feature fun fall activities for the whole family including:

  • Hayridesfall fest
  • Haunted House
  • Costume Contest
  • Marshmallow Roast
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Food
  • Games
  • Local vendors

The 4-H Fairgrounds are located at 275 Bridgeton Pike (Route 77) in Mullica Hill.

 

 

 

Community Yard Sale ~ Sept. 30th

Community-Yard-SaleThe Harrison Township Recreation Commission invites you to the Community Yard Sale - Saturday, Sept. 30th from 8 a.m. t0 1 p.m.   at Ella Harris Park.  (Rain Date Oct.1st)

Have stuff you need to get rid of?  Clean out your garage and closets and rent a space for just $25 using this registration form.

Love a bargain?   This semi-annual event is a one-stop shop for bargain hunters, allowing you hunt for treasures all in one place!

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

 

Free Shredding Event ~ Sept. 16th

Harrison Township will host a free shredding event in the Municipal Building parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 16th from 2-5 p.m.

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Residents can safely dispose of secure documents (paper only) up to a maximum of four boxes or trash bags per car. Paper clips and staples are acceptable but binders, binder clips and plastic bags must be removed from your documents in advance.

DocuVault Delaware Valley will be on site to move bins to a highly secure, mobile shredding unit  to destroy your confidential information.

For more information, contact Diane Malloy, municipal clerk, at (856) 478–4112.

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!