The Voorhees Animal Orphanage will hold its 18th Annual Woofstock on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Connolly
Park. It is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Orphanage.
Woofstock will feature festivities for animal lovers of all ages and their leashed pets, including pet contests, music and
food. There will be an alumni parade, microchipping for $25, and appearances by the Mummers, Master Chef Joseph Poon and
animal communicator, Dr. Liz Severino.
The event will also include a Flea Market from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Admission is a $1 donation, but senior citizens and children under the age of 12 enter for free.
The Animal Orphanage is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect
and education. A nurturing environment of caring and commitment is evident in everything they do.
Since 1988, the Animal Orphanage has been providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals until
permanent homes can be found. Each year the Animal Orphanage takes in nearly 1,500 abandoned, unwanted stray and owner
relinquished animals. In 2009, the Animal Orphanage rescued 275 adoptable animals from high kill shelters along the
east coast. All of these animals would have been euthanized. Every animal in the shelter receives individual
consideration, whether the animals are healthy, elderly, underaged, sick or injured. The shelter and its
volunteers care for approximately 150-200 animals on a daily basis.
Programs include an animal shelter and adoption center, a re-homing program, a foster care program, a mandatory
spay and neuter program, volunteer opportunities and humane education classes for school children and the general public.
For more information about Woofstock, the Flea Market or the Animal Orphanage, visit
call (856) 627-9111.
** On Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Voorhees Town Center will host a Community Day/Back to School event
that will include a People's Choice Car Show, a DJ, kids' activities and more!
** Our Summer Twilight Series concludes with our annual Movie Night in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Disney's popular
will be shown on a state of the art digital LED screen. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Connolly Park and is free.
** The 6th Annual Chad Gunther Memorial Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the E Lounge, 807 Route 70 West in
Cherry Hill. A cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and will include jazz music by The Thursday Night Band
dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. Entertainment will also be provided by The Rivers Rockabilly Trio
. Tickets are $55 per
person. This year, the organization plans to use some of the funds raised to assist community programs in Gibbsboro
and Voorhees as well as the Bancroft Special Olympics. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Peter Oteri at
firstname.lastname@example.org, Sherry Berman-Robinson at email@example.com, Leona Oriolo at
Winitsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
t or Steve Becker at
. Donations can be sent to the Chad Gunther
Memorial Fund at P.O. Box 404, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043.