Mayor's Column
mayor Voorhees Township's Annual Halloween in the Park will be on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Connolly Park. All are invited to don a costume and enjoy the fun-filled event that has become a Voorhees tradition. Take an old-fashioned hayride or pick from the Voorhees Business Association's Pumpkin Patch. Candy and refreshments will be plentiful for all in attendance.

Activities will also include a Halloween Costume Parade, pumpkin painting and decorating, balloon artists, children's rides, a Halloween-themed magic show and face painting. The Voorhees Township Police Department will be providing Halloween safety tips and conducting a Kids I.D. Card Registration.

The event is free and sponsored by South Jersey Federal Credit Union, the Voorhees Business Association, The Wire Newspaper and The Voorhees Sun Newspaper.

For more information, visit www.voorheesnj.com or call (856) 882-7469 (SHOW).

The hours for "trick or treating" in Voorhees are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Also, an 8 p.m. curfew will be in effect the evenings of Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 for those under the age of 18.

While Halloween is a time for fun for children and adults alike, the National Safety Council offers some safety tips.
  • Motorists should watch for children walking on roadways, curbs or darting out between parked cars. Enter and exit driveways very carefully.

  • Parents should accompany any children under the age of 12. A travel route should be established in familiar areas. Children should stop only at houses or apartments that are well-lit and should never enter a stranger's home. Establish a return time.

  • Youngsters should not eat any treats until they return home and have them inspected by an adult.

  • Place a slip of paper with the child's name, address and phone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group.

  • Costumes should be fire-retardant and strips of reflective tape should be used to make children more visible. Use facial make-up instead of masks when possible. If masks are worn, they should have nose and mouth openings with large eye holes. Carrying flashlights will help children see better and be seen more clearly.
Be safe and have fun!

** The next production of the Voorhees Theatre Company will be The Music Man. This timeless classic follows the fast talking traveling salesman, Professor Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. His plan to skip town with the cash fails when he falls for the town librarian. The Music Man will be presented at the Voorhees Middle School Theater on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information visit www.voorheestheatre.org or call (856) 206-3554.

** On Fri., Oct. 24, the Voorhees Town Center will again host Thriller Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. along the Boulevard. Enjoy "Spirit Hours" with specials at the bars of Iron Hill Brewery, Rodizio Grill and Catelli Duo. At 7 p.m., watch The Nightmare Before Christmas on a 20 ft. outdoor movie screen. At 8:30 p.m. there will be a live re-enactment of Thriller.

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will hold its 12th Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, Nov. 14 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, the Foundation furnishes Teen Lounges in hospitals to enhance the quality of life for teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Tickets are $130. For more information, call 856-784-0615 or visit www.arvf.org.
Voorhees, New Jersey
2400 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 429 - 7174
Fax: (856) 429 - 3766
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