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Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of Township news, special events and community activities. I hope you'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 
MLK Day of Service
Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who supported this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service.

Township News

Township commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Day of Service

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who supported the Township's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event this past Monday. Volunteers donated their time throughout the morning for local charities including: the Cherry Hill Food Pantry, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Cherry Hill Public Library, Cathedral Kitchen, and Little Hands, Little Feet at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Several volunteers also worked with the Cherry Hill Environmental Board on projects to improve our trails and public lands at Croft Farm.

Special thanks to the Cherry Hill Police Department and the graduates of last summer's Junior Police Academy for their support of Monday's event. It was a truly inspiring day spent helping others in need in our community, and I'm proud to know that there are so many engaged men, women and children within our borders. 

Township Council

Township Council members honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at weekend services

Township Council Members Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Weekend Events

Our Township Council members also spent the weekend attending events hosted by organizations throughout town to honor the life, legacy, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including services at Congregation M'kor Shalom, Holy Eucharist Church, and Temple Emanuel.

Visit our Facebook page for photos of all of this year's Martin Luther King events!

SCB
Councilwoman Jacobs swears in senior citizen advisory board

Councilwoman Jacobs Swears in Senior Citizen Advisory Board 

On Tuesday, Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs had the privilege of swearing in the Township’s Senior Citizen Advisory Board. 

The Board, which is dedicated to promoting the welfare of Cherry Hill residents ages 55 and over, helps organize senior clubs and activities, and addresses issues facing the senior population.

I would like to personally thank all of our Board volunteers for their tireless effort to make Cherry Hill a great place to live for our senior residents.
Kennedy Fitness & Wellness

Mayor Cahn attends Kennedy Fitness & Wellness grand opening.

Mayor Cahn Attends Kennedy Fitness & Wellness Grand Opening

On Wednesday, January 17, I had the honor of attending the grand opening for the new Kennedy Fitness and Wellness Center, located on Route 70.   

Congratulations to Kennedy Health & Fitness management and staff on a great event. I was proud to be a part of your celebration, and wish you all the best in our community. 
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Two Cherry Hill residents receive Camden County Freedom Medals

Two Cherry Hill residents receive Camden County Freedom Medals

Congratulations to Muqaddas Ejaz and Charles Y. Murphy III, the two Cherry Hill residents honored Wednesday night by the Camden County Board of Freeholders for their work to uphold the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Muqaddas Ejaz led the First Annual Camden County S.U.R.E. Summit this past June and has designed, planned, and led other community events, seminars, and cultural events throughout town. Charles Y. Murphy III, a retired civil engineer, was honored for his numerous community engagements and activities.

Both Ms. Ejaz and Mr. Murphy, as well as the other men and women honored by the County, are shining examples of Dr. King's legacy, giving of their time and talents to make meaningful and significant contributions to our world. We are proud of the work they have done and continue to do, and are thrilled to see them receive this honor. To learn more about the Freedom Medal and this year's recipients, click here. 
Student Government Day
Mayor Cahn and Township Council assist students during their mock Council Meeting.

Cherry Hill High School Students Participate in Student Government Day at Town Hall 

I was honored and privileged to welcome Cherry Hill East and West High School students to Town Hall on Wednesday for our annual Student Government Day.

Student Government Day allows students to work closely with the Mayor, members of Council and Township staff to learn how local government works, and to see firsthand what goes into running Cherry Hill and addressing real life issues that affect the community.

It's always rewarding and encouraging to see our community's future leaders come together to work with our elected officials and staff during this annual tradition. We appreciate their active engagement and enthusiasm! Thank you to all our participants from Cherry Hill East and West - as well as to the parents who came out for our evening presentations.

BeBalanced Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Cahn  and Councilwoman Jacobs Attend Grand Opening of BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers.

Mayor Cahn and Councilwoman Jacobs Attend Grand Opening of BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers 

On Thursday, January 18, Councilwoman Jacobs and I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers. 

I am thrilled to welcome BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers to Cherry Hill and wish them the best of luck!  
Bowling with the Blue
Cherry Hill Police Department invites Cherry Hill students to "Bowl with the Blue."

Upcoming Events

Bowl with the Blue

The Cherry Hill Police Department would like to invite Cherry Hill students to “Bowl with the Blue” on Sunday, January 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Police Department is partnering with The Big Event Entertainment Experience for this FREE event. Students must bring their student ID cards or proof of residency and must be accompanied by an adult the whole time. The recommended ages for this event are 5 to 14 years old, however, all are welcome. They will also be collecting
winter items for those in need, so feel free to bring winter gear (coats, gloves, hats,etc) to help those less fortunate. 


Registration is required prior to the event and space is limited. Register by email, copps@cherryhillpolice.com or call 856-488-7813. 
AARP
Cherry Hill Township offer free tax help for residents 55 and older.

Senior Citizens

Free tax-prep help available from AARP for residents 55 & older

Cherry Hill Township and the AARP have once again partnered to offer seniors free tax-preparation assistance. From Feb. 2 through April 13, AARP will be available every Tuesday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the N. John Amato Council Chambers at Town Hall. 

Tax-Aide volunteers will help residents over 55 prepare their 2017 state and federal tax returns, as well as Homestead Benefit Credit and Property Tax Reimbursement forms. No appointments are necessary. Electronic filing and direct deposit are available to help expedite returns. For more information, (888) AARP-NOW or visit  www.AARP.org/taxaide. To learn more about this and other services and programs for residents 55 and older in our community, contact the Township's Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800, or gpino@chtownship.com

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Stay in Touch

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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