Here's What's Happening May 11, 2022

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Lapp's Dutch Market Celebrates 39 Year Anniversary!

In honor of celebrating our 39th Anniversary, we want to thank and celebrate you by offering weekly prizes! When you stop by during the month of May, fill out your name and number and drop it in the box! Each week we will have 4 prizes available:
1st Prize - A Whole Beef Filet
2nd Prize - Classic Carver Whole Ham
3rd Prize - Small Sub Tray
4th Prize - A Whole Coconut Cake
Thank you for supporting our small business! 

ACENDA Institute of Health Innovation Announces Virtual Gun Violence Summit

Media Contacts:
Pam Boyd/ (856-840-4090)
Erin Bell/ (856-840-4070)
Cari Burke/ (856-725-9102)

Acenda Institute of Health Innovation Announces Virtual Gun Violence Summit
National Public Health Experts Join Statewide Leaders to Discuss Issues and Plan for Solutions
GLASSBORO, NJ (April 28, 2022) – In light of the surge of gun violence across the nation which has become even more pervasive during the pandemic, Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is hosting a summit to shift the approach on gun violence to one of public health.
The hybrid event, “Merging Science and Safety: Addressing Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue,” will bring together national public health experts, community stakeholders, health care providers, violence interventionists and gun violence coalitions from different states, as well as local political leaders to discuss issues and solutions.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The general public, individuals and families affected by gun violence in their communities, community leaders, mental and physical health providers and local and national public health officials are invited to join the complimentary event virtually.
According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), gun violence costs the U.S. $280 billion annually, including work loss, medical/mental health care, emergency transportation, police/criminal justice activities, insurance claims processing, employer costs and decreased quality of life.
The Gun Violence Summit will cover gun violence as a public health issue in an effort to clarify what it means to address gun violence as a public health concern, identify areas of best practices and better support local organizations that are focused on gun violence as a priority. The event will focus on violence in Salem County, N.J. as well as Camden and Newark, but will also include representation from states such as New York, California, Louisiana and Illinois, to share their approaches.
“As gun violence is devastating communities across the nation, it’s clear that these fatal or non-fatal outcomes are threatening the overall physical, mental and even economic health of large segments of our population and could be considered an epidemic,” said Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Acenda Integrated Health. “The Summit is the catalyst for bringing people together so we can address issues in our own communities and work to reduce gun violence.”
Expert panelists include:
Part 1: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET (focuses on who gun violence is affecting)
  • David Muhammad, Executive Director, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (Oakland, California), has worked to implement positive youth development into youth justice systems around the country and was the primary author of NICJR’s seminal report, A Positive Youth Justice System.
  • Liza Chowdhury, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), City University of New York (CUNY), advocate for continued opportunities for students inside correctional facilities around the nation.
  • Patrick Young, NOLA Office of Gun Violence Prevention, City of New Orleans, released the Generational Gun Violence Reduction Plan aimed at decreasing the city’s incidences of gun-related injuries and deaths over the next 50 years.
  • Solomon Middleton Williams, Deputy Director, Newark City Street Team (NCST). Founded by Mayor Ras J. Baraka as Newark’s community-based violence reduction strategy, NCST draws upon an evidenced-based, trauma informed approach to violence reduction.
  • Tracey Wells-Huggins, RN, founder, Renewed Minds, is a nationally-known master facilitator and trainer of communities, advocates and systems on the work of justice transformation.
Part 2: 12:15-2:30 p.m. ET (focuses on addressing gun violence)
  • Dr. Daniel Semenza, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University – Camden. His research examines the causes and consequences of gun violence and health disparities related to community violence exposure.
  • Nashon Hornsby, JD, LLM, Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health, oversees the Community Health and Wellness Unit, the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and Oral Health Services. Serving the State of New Jersey for approximately 20 years, he served as a Senior Policy Advisor for former Governor Jon S. Corzine and Chief of Operations of the Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services.
  • Malcolm Yates, Director of Government Relations, Public Health Management Corporation. His work with advocacy began at age 11 through his work with Vietnam Veterans of America’s campaign for the war against drugs and violence. After his 5-year-old brother was murdered at a Southwest Philadelphia candy store, he remains an advocate for non-violence and stricter gun control laws through the Marcus J. Yates Foundation.
  • Retha Onitiri, Program Director Consultant, Salvation & Social Justice, a non-partisan Black faith-rooted organization and a racial justice leader in New Jersey. Her advocacy has led to statewide adoption of racial impact analysis for sentencing, voting rights restoration for people on probation and parole, the independent prosecutor law and restricting solitary confinement.
  • Christopher Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. Chris has been a thought partner and implementor to Chicago’s largest violence intervention efforts, READI Chicago and Community Partnering 4 Peace.
  • Aric Johnson, National Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships, Cure Violence Global, is a licensed social worker, counselor and motivational speaker who utilizes his own personal experiences with drug addiction, incarceration and other struggles to provide direction to those who have lost their way.
Launched in 2021 by Acenda Integrated Health, AIHI integrates insights from across Health & Human Services to advance the behavioral health sectors in the areas of Innovation, Population Health, Policy & Advocacy and Research.
To register for the virtual event visit:
About Acenda Integrated Health  
Acenda Integrated Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential. Acenda is at the forefront of community-based services, providing over 100 health and social service programs at 60+ locations throughout a 12-county region in New Jersey. For more information, visit 

May American Red Cross Blood Drive Locations

Tuesday May 17 2 - 7 p.m. at Sharptown United Methodist Church, 3 Chapel Street, Pilesgrove 08098
Tuesday May 24 12 - 5 p.m. at the Pedricktown Industrial Complex, 76 Porcupine Road, Pedricktown 08067
Friday May 27 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069
Thursday June 9 2 - 7 p.m. at Salem Community College Donaghay Hall, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point 08069
Tuesday June 14 12 - 5 p.m. at The Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Road, Pittsgrove Township 08318
To sign up to donate blood, go to: and enter the location's zip code in the box in the upper right hand corner, choose the blood drive you want, then click on "See Times" to begin making your appointment.
If you have never donated blood before but want more information, go to: Eligibility Requirements

Salem Junior Rams Fundraiser

Dear Business Owner:

Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to the newly established Salem Junior Rams Youth Football (SJRYF) team and Junior Rams Cheer Squad, supporting the growth and development of our youth’s athletic skills and providing opportunities for positive involvement with our community.

SJRYF team relies on the generosity of individual donations and local business sponsorships to offset equipment costs. Running youth sports teams can be expensive to operate and not all families can afford the full cost. We want all youth to have access to join us, regardless of their ability to pay.

We are asking your business to contribute $1,000 to help defray the cost of youth equipment, travel, registration, and associated fees. We are a newly established team, and the season is approaching fast. Help us make sure our youth have access to participate.

Your contribution is also a form of advertising your business; your business name will be included on the sponsorship page of our website We applaud the effort of businesses that continue to support this local community.
Our organization is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 856-759-3244 or
On behalf of SJRYF team, we thank you,

Timothy Gregory
Director of Operations
Sponsorship Levels:
Gold – $1,500.00
Silver - $1,000.00
Bronze - $500.00
Individual - $150.00


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May 20th Chamber Business Education Seminar

YouTube as a Marketing Tool vs. Instagram/Facebook Virtual Seminar

May 20 8am - 10am

Ever wonder how YouTube works? Want to know which video marketing venue is best for your business? How content is king- but the queen is video! It will boost your sales via YouTube and Instagram sharing by on average 33%!

Join us in May for the Business Education Committees seminar (via zoom) on how to capitalize on the market efficiently, and at a low cost.
This event is FREE thanks to Atlantic City Electric's Sponsorship of the 2022 Business Education Series.

To register and receive the Zoom login email


To learn more Click HERE


May 12 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Business After Hours Networking & Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Henry D. Young, Inc. - Insurance's new office location. The ribbon cutting will take place just before the networking event.

New Office Location

90 West Broadway
Salem, NJ 08079

Refreshments served. Parking lot in back, additional parking available on 4th Street.

To ensure we have enough refreshments for everyone, please RSVP to


Friday, May 13 Salem Community College's Drive for Education


May 14 & 15 Salem County Arts in Bloom Weekend!


SCC Glass Education Center
"Arts in Bloom" Open House
May 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salem Community College welcomes the public to the Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 10 am to 5pm, for our "Arts in Bloom" Glass Center Open House! There will be so much activity at the glass center over the weekend! You won't want to miss it!
The SCC's Glass Club's May sale will feature handmade glass including ornaments, flowers, jewelry, vases and paperweights. Admission to the Glass Education Center and the sale is free. While visiting the center, guests may tour SCC's incredible glass studio, view our gallery, and permanent collections, and see glassmaking in action!
FREE Hands on Project! On Saturday and Sunday we will be offering a hands on project for kids as a part of the Arts in Bloom tour's "Dig into Art" experiences. Learn more about Salem County's Arts in Bloom at
On Sunday, May 15th, the glass center will be running several hands on glass workshops. No glass experience is necessary, but please note minimum age requirements.
Additional workshop information can be found at
The Glass Education Center is located at Salem Community College, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ at parking lot A. Questions? Email or call 856-351-2234.
Learn more about SCC Glass at
Questions? Contact Kristin Deady at or 856-351-2234.
Follow the SCC Glass Center on social media at on Instagram and on Facebook at
Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069


May 21 Appel Farm Arts Fest


May 21 Habitat for Humanity Pocketbook Bingo


Woodstown Locals on the Lake Fest

Starting May 14th we're starting a monthly event called Second Saturday from 10-3. Most businesses in Woodstowns Main Street will be participating from 10-3. There is a facebook page SECOND SATURDAY WOODSTOWN. i'm working on it now. Second Saturday is scheduled for each second saturday May - September.This is also Arts in Bloom Weekend so we'd welcome all arts people to come to Woodstown.

The second event is LOCALS ON THE LAKE LAKEFEST. Sunday June 12 from 1-4. I do have a flyer for it attached. We are looking for vendors. People interested can call me at the store 856-624-4723. The cost for a space is $15.00. Money we collect from the sale of space will all go to THE DISCIPLE'S PANTRY


June 1 DRBA Hosts World Environmental Day - All Invited

Prior to COVID, The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) hosted an annual World Environmental Day (WED) event. The event which was held at our Cape May-Lewes Ferry and Delaware Memorial Bridge locations was our environmental public outreach to residents of New Jersey and Delaware as well as employees on diverse environmental topics such as air quality, stormwater, recycling, brownfields, climate, green products, marine ecosystems, renewable energy, plastic ocean pollution, electric vehicles, green products, and climate change. We also had a strong presence from state/local governments, environmental service organizations, NGO’s and utility/companies addressing sustainability issues. 

This year the DRBA is hosting a World Environment Day Event outside under the “big tent” on June 1, 2022. The event will be bigger and better; with 50 exhibitors participating (many from Cape May County). The location will be at Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, New Castle, DE. The event will be open to the public. Free refreshments will be available, and we will be collecting e-waste (old computers / monitors) for recycling. There is no cost, and our program runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Come out and join us; learn about environmental issues from government regulators, environmental experts, and company representatives on such topics as recycling, air quality, food waste, plastic bag bans, renewable energy, greener products, plastic pollution, stainability, watersheds, endangered/protected species, electric vehicles, nuclear power, energy conservation, marine life and habitat, oil spill cleanup, remediation, ecology, and climate impacts. Feel free to share this invitation to other organizations, companies and the community or post and/or pass on to a friend or family member.

Let me know if you have any questions. A link for our event / directions is below.

Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
O: (302) 571-6472 
C: (856) 777-3434
PO Box 71, 2162 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720


June Teenth Celebration at Mt Zion


Inspira June 14 Hypertension 360 Seminar

Labor Day Weekend - 50th Anniversary of the Salem County Bluegrass Festival



September 10 & 11 South Jersey Apple Fest

Presented by B & K Enterprises at the Salem County Fairgrounds

Salem County, NJ; The South Jersey Apple Fest, a fourth annual apple theme event, is coming to the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy,

Pilesgrove/Woodstown, NJ on September 10-11, 2022. Families invited to show up from 10am to 5pm to kick-off the apple harvest season.

Apples, Apples & more: Visitors to the show will enjoy delicious treats from Apple Pie by the Slice, Candy Apples, Apple Bread, Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, and of course Apple Cider. Bakers invited to enter their best apple dessert in our “Everything Apple Dessert Contest” on Saturday at 2pm. After judging, families visiting the festival will have the opportunity to sample the entries for free. The Apple Mascot will make an appearance both days and be available for photos.

The Craft Show: Over 100 talented artists and crafters will offer amazing works from clothing to ceramics, paintings, pottery, glasswork, soaps, candles, quilting, woodworking, wreaths to handcrafted jewelry.

Happenings: There will be a Fall Home Show, offering savings on hundreds of products and services, wine samples, apple toss for adults, live bands, Vendor Fair, free hayrides, delicious festival food court, apple by the bags, , farm produce, free craft making for kids, face painting, Apple Pie Eating Contest for kids under 12, pony rides, free hayrides and pet friendly.

Apple Pageant: The Little Miss Apple Pageant for girls ages 4-8 from South Jersey are invited to sign up. The Pageant starts on Sunday at 2pm. This pageant is free to join, and all contestants receive prizes for taking part. One Queen and first to fourth runners selected. Tiaras, sashes, and gifts awarded to winners. This is a semi-formal to formal pageant with a theme of apple colors.

Other Details: Everything about the event has Family Fun at the core! This is a pet friendly event, free admission and parking is $5.00 a carload. Free apples for kids. All contests are free to enter. Vendors and Sponsors needed. Kathy Wright organizes this event, of B & K Enterprise, Millville NJ. Promoting family friendly, affordable events in South Jersey. Visit our website for event schedule, contest forms and general details at or call 856-765-0118. Part of the parking proceeds donated to local nonprofit.

October 8 & 9 19th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show

Presented by B & K Enterprises at the Salem County Fairgrounds

The 19th annual South Jersey Pumpkin festival returns to the Salem County Fairgrounds on October 8-9, 2022, 735 Harding Hwy, New Jersey. Families are invited to attend in support of small and local businesses.  

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, over 150 vendor booths, Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, food court, Amusement Rides, Fun Haunted Barn, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host a variety of live musical acts daily. The giant Pumpkin Pyramid, filled with pumpkins, and mums, represents everything beautiful about the fall harvest. Each year dozens of the participating vendors compete for prizes for the best Fall Scarecrows. Visiting festival goers are invited to help pick the winners.

Saturday activities includes the Adults Pumpkin Toss and the Pumpkin Dessert Contest with free sampling. Saturday will showcase a reading of the legend of Sleepy Hollow and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen at the graveyard. The Halloween Costume Contest & Trick or Treat Stroll for kids ages 4-10 begins at 6pm.
Sunday events will start with the All-Breed Fun Dog Show at noon & Little Miss Pumpkin Show Queen Pageant at 2pm. Come search for one of our Halloween Painted Rocks and win amazing prizes. The Salem County Fairgrounds is located just a few miles from Delaware Memorial Bridge. Admissions is free, parking $5.00 a carload. Portion of proceeds to benefit a Salem County nonprofit group.

Event runs rain or shine. Visit the website for details and updates at Vendors and sponsors being sought. All NJ State & CDC COVID 19 regulations will be in place. Call 856-765-0118 with questions

October 28 - Salem City's Annual Walking Ghost Tour

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