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
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