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Earth Fest
Mayor Cahn, members of Council, Dr. Meloche and festival producer Brenda Jorett on stage at the 9th annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival.

Township News

Earth Festival Shines the Spotlight
on Sustainability in Cherry Hill

Council and I were proud to welcome thousands of visitors to our historic Croft Farm last weekend for the 9th annual Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival, for a day of family-friendly fun centered on promoting sustainability and sustainable living within our community. It was a wonderful day that included a Family Fun Bike Ride, followed by the festival featuring dozens of displays, vendors, recycling opportunities, live entertainment, food, and much more.

The members of Council and I had a great time throughout the day, and are thrilled that so many of our neighbors also came out to experience the festivities. Special thanks to Brenda Jorett, the Earth Festival committee and the Township's Department of Recreation -- as well as the dozens of volunteers whose tireless efforts combined to make this year's event an overwhelming success. We are already looking forward to next year's 10th anniversary. To view photos of this year's Earth Festival, visit Sustainable Cherry Hill on Facebook

Morning Fun
Registration is now open for Morning Fun.

Register Now for Summer Programs

Registration is now open for summer classes and programs offered through the Township's Recreation Department, including the popular Morning Fun Summer Camp. All summer programs are available for online registration. Morning Fun is open to children ages 6 through 6th grade, and includes weekly field trips to destinations across Cherry Hill.

An early-bird rate of $50 ($45 for each sibling) is in effect for families who register by May 29. To take a look at all of this Summer's Recreation programs and classes, visit the CommunityPass online registration portal. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at (856) 488-7868, or e-mail Recreation@chtownship.com

Golden Age Prom
Council joined senior citizens at the 7th Annual Golden Age Prom on Friday night. 

Golden Age Senior Prom

Council President Fleisher, Councilwoman Doshi, and Superintendent Dr. Meloche joined senior citizens at the 7th Annual Cherry Hill Education Association's Golden Age Prom on Friday night. 

The event was made possible by the Cherry Hill Education Association (CHEA) and was held at Carusi Middle School. After Council presented CHEA with a proclamation, the seniors enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing. You can view more photos from the evening 
by clicking here.
National Superhero Day
Councilwoman Doshi attends National Superhero Day.

Councilwoman Doshi Celebrates National Superhero Day

On Saturday, Councilwoman Doshi presented a proclamation and awards at the National Superhero Day event held at the Cherry Hill Mall. The day honored all “superheroes,” and recognized the dedication, skills and daily contributions our real superheroes make every day within our community.

Bike Rodeo
Councilwoman Doshi attends first bike rodeo.

Cherry Hill Police Hold First Bike Rodeo

On Sunday, Councilwoman Doshi joined the Cherry Hill Police Department for their first annual Bicycle Rodeo. The department partnered with several cycling clubs and businesses to have an event teaching kids how to safely ride and maintain their bicycles.

The parking lot was transformed into a bicycle obstacle course where riders completed various stations. Officers from the CHPD Bicycle Unit had a great time showcasing their equipment and riding skills!

Nancy Schwartz
Councilwoman Doshi honors Cherry Hill resident with proclamation.

Council Recognizes Longtime Volunteer

On Tuesday, Councilwoman Doshi presented longtime Cherry Hill resident Nancy Schwartz with a proclamation for her years of service to the Cherry Hill Historical Commission. Nancy dutifully served the Commission for nearly 30 years.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Nancy for her years of service.

NJAW
Routine flushing of the water distribution system goes thru Sat., June 9. 

2018 Hydrant Water Flushing Schedule

For the next several months, New Jersey American Water will be flushing the water distribution system in Cherry Hill. The work, which started this week, will run through June 9. Flushing ensures that residents continue to receive high quality water and also allows NJ American Water to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, let it run until it runs clear before using. They should only take a few minutes.

For more information, please visit NJ American’s website.

Family Movie Night
Join Cherry Hill East for a movie night - tonight!

Upcoming Events

Family Movie Night

Cherry Hill High School East Activities is sponsoring a community movie night - tonight, Friday, May 4. Bring your own chairs and blankets for a viewing of "The Greatest Showman". The movie will be screened on the Cherry Hill East Turf Fields. Admission is free and gates open at 7:15 p.m. The first 200 viewers will receive free popcorn and there will be other concessions to purchase. 

CHPL

Gently Used Jewelry & Accessory Sale

Don’t miss this opportunity to shop high-quality, previously owned items at prices rarely seen anywhere else. From costume jewelry and handbags to vintage items and accessories for men, you won’t want to miss this sale on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Public Library.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Understanding and Treatment 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. Despite its prevalence, accessing accurate information, treatment and support is often limited. Join the Cherry Hill Public Library on Tuesday, May 8 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for a dynamic presentation by Dr. Marla Deibler to learn more about the treatment of this disorder and tips on accessing vital resources. Click here to register.

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Attend the J.F. Cooper Elementary School Carnival on May 19.

J.F. Cooper Elementary School Carnival 

Join J.F. Cooper Elementary School on Saturday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for their annual Spring Carnival. This major school function is a primary source for the PTA fundraising efforts. Specifically the J.F. Cooper PTA is raising money for technology for students to enhance their classroom learning experience.  

The event is the largest carnival of any of the schools. There will be massive inflatables, rides, games, food, Touch a Truck, activities with the Cherry Hill Police Department, music, raffles and prizes. J.F. Cooper Elementary School is seeking volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please email Amanda LeeMasci.
Dancing with CH Stars
Get your tickets now for Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars.

Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars Returns

The Cherry Hill Education Foundation is presenting “Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars” on Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at Cherry Hill High School West.

Please join us as we celebrate the 11th year of this family entertainment! In addition to 16 couples dancing in competition, and in keeping with our “Patriotic” theme, the Cherry Hill Education Foundation will be recognizing and honoring our local veterans and active duty military. Voting/donating to your favorite dance couple is available online and you may purchase tickets on the same website. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors over age 55 and $15 for students 18 and under. All proceeds benefit the Cherry Hill Schools.

Shredding Event
Camden County holds shredding event on May 19.

2018 Camden County Shredding Event

The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents a free paper shredding event from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 to help prevent identity theft and protect the environment. The shredding event is free for Camden County residents.

No businesses are accepted. Shredding is held rain or shine. The shredding will be held at Camden County College in Blackwood in the parking lot off of Peter Cheeseman Road. For more information, please visit their event page.

Bike In Movie Night
Join us on Fri., May 18 for a Bike In Movie Night.

Bike-In Movie Night features 'The Sandlot'

I along with Council Members are proud to present a special Bike-In Movie event this month! Bike over to Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, for a special, family-friendly showing under the stars of the film, "The Sandlot." Free refreshments will be available. Movie will begin close to sunset. Admission is FREE! For more information, check our Facebook event, or call (856) 488-7868.

5K
Join the the Cherry Hill Police Department as they participate in the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K and 1 Mile Walk.

4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Join the the Cherry Hill Police Department as they participate in the 4th Annual Veterans Haven 5K and 1 Mile Walk sponsored by the American Legion Post 38 and Camden County Freeholders. 


The event is aimed at assisting homeless veterans and will be held on Sunday, May 20, start time at 9:00 a.m. at Cooper River. Proceeds of this event give financial support to homeless and unemployed veterans. For registration and further details, please click here. Please come out and show your support for a great cause!

Memorial Day
Please join us on Monday, May 28, for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Memorial Day 2018: Township Ceremony, Military fly-over to honor the fallen

I want to invite all Cherry Hill residents to join us on Monday, May 28, for our annual Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall, a solemn remembrance to honor all those who have given their lives in service to the United States. As part of this year's tribute, we are honored to have received approval (weather-permitting) for a military flyover by two F16 jets from the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic CityTo accommodate this year's special edition, our ceremony will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m., at the War Memorial outside of the Municipal Complex, 820 Mercer St.

As in previous years, we will come together to pay special tribute to Cherry Hill residents killed in action since World War II, and recognize surviving veterans who have passed away in the last year. Please bring your family and join us for this free, all-weather ceremony, which will be followed by a free lunch. While I know many local families celebrate Memorial Day as the first official weekend of summer, I hope you will take just an hour of your holiday to help give thanks to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Special thanks to our community partners,
Spivak Jewelers, Penn Medicine of Cherry Hill, and Wegmans for their support of this important event. 

The Magic Flute
The next Senior Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Croft Farm.

Senior Citizens

Senior Luncheon 

The next Senior Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Croft Farm. The event costs $5 in advanced and $8 at the door for lunch and the screening of The Magic Flute (filmed Opera). Tickets can be purchased online or in Room 102 in Town Hall. If you have any questions, please call 856-488-7868 or visit our website

There are many activities geared towards seniors in Cherry Hill. Information is on the Cherry Hill website and you can sign up for the Adult-Living Monthly newsletter. The newsletter lists upcoming events, news, programs, and services for our over 55 year old residents. The newsletter will be sent by e-mail to those who are on the gold card list and it can be accessed on line at the Cherry Hill website.

If you have any questions about the Senior Services or activities, please contact Gaye Pino, Senior Services Program Coordinator at gpino@chtownship.com or 856-661-4800. Gaye welcomes your questions and suggestions on all issues that affect our Senior community.

Spring Clean Up

Senior Prescription Drop Off

It’s that time of year again -time to clean out your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired and unwanted prescription drugs. On Monday, May 14  from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., members of the Cherry Hill Police Department will be on hand at the Carman Tilelli Community Center to speak about the dangers associated with illegal narcotic pill use. In addition, a physical therapist will also be on hand to discuss alternatives to prescription drugs for treating pain, as well as demonstrate techniques for keeping your body healthy. And, of course, please join us also for some BINGO and a free lunch!


To register for this event and for more information, email Alliance@cherryhillpolice.com.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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