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Camden County Weekly News (released June 28, 2013)

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Save The Date for Camden County’s 4H Fair August 2-4
Come to the Camden County 4H Fair and bring your family and friends for a day loaded with 4H events, live entertainment, fair food and so much more!  If you like barrel racing and horse demonstrations, pony rides, giant hamster ball rides, face painting,  speed pitch baseball, fair food from hot dogs to funnel cakes and kettle corn, live music from country, jazz and pop groups and Mainstage Performers, come to the Camden County 4H Fair at Miller Farms, 134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009.


There are some events on Friday night, with the grand opening on Saturday. Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, with the official opening ceremony at noon, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 per car and you can stay for an hour or the entire day. Stay tuned for more details and come spend a fun day in the country.  Click here to view the event flyer and to learn more.

Adopt at Cat or Kitten from AWA Shelter in July and August
The Animal Welfare Association (AWA) Shelter in Voorhees is launching a two-month campaign to get 300 cats and kittens adopted between July 1st and August 31st. If you’ve got a loving heart and home for a kitten or cat, AWA would love to have you visit. Their adoption fees will be reduced during the special program period.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders works with our own Camden County Animal Shelter and an alliance of shelters throughout the County to promote animal welfare and adoption.
By adopting a cat or kitten during AWA’s “Raining Cats” event, you’ll be providing a bright future for a furry friend. AWA is located at: 509 Centennial Boulevard, Voorhees, NJ 08043. For more information, call (856) 424-2288 or visit www.awanj.org.

NEWS:

Camden County Board of Freeholders Posts Roadwork and Infrastructure Updates on Website
In order to keep Camden County residents informed on major roadwork and infrastructure projects, the Camden County Board of Freeholders is posting the County’s Department of Public Works  progress reports, with photos.  Through these reports from our engineers and the construction company doing each job, residents can see the progress step-by-step.
“The County is dedicated to improving county roads and infrastructure,” said Freeholder Ian K. Leonard, liaison to the Public Works Department. “We have major projects underway, including, the Baird Boulevard Bridge, the State Street Bridge and the Broadway Bridge, all of which impact the lives of our residents.  Being able to tune in, via photos and a weekly report, helps residents know where we are on each project.”
Please click here for updates

Camden County Board of Freeholders Hosts Grand Opening of Boundless Field
On Saturday, June 22nd,  the Camden County Board of Freeholders hosted the grand opening of the new Boundless Field at Challenge Grove Park, the award-winning fully accessible park at the corner of Borton’s Mill and Caldwell Roads in Cherry Hill.

This athletic field provides children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities the opportunity to play on the same recreational surface as their non-disabled friends. The beautiful new field provides a variety of opportunities for disabled children to play baseball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, badminton and many more activities at the facility. On Saturday, the first baseball game was played there by Challenge Baseball of Cherry Hill. Please click here for entire story and to view photos from the event


Diploma Dreams Realized This Week by Students in two CCC Programs
More than 150 Camden County residents who didn’t have high school diplomas will receive them this week thanks to programs run by Camden County College.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in Civic Hall on the Blackwood Campus, 110 graduates were honored during a ceremony for CCC’s Adult Basic Skills/GED Program. Representing the class as student speakers are Brian Flagg, who dropped out of school in seventh grade after being placed in special needs classes but is now an accomplished photographer planning to enroll in art school, and Mary Dreggs, a 69-year-old great-grandmother who passed the GED exam earlier this month on her eighth try.

The program has produced 456 graduates since 2007. Graduates of three other Camden County GED programs , sponsored by the Camden County One-Stop Resource Center, the Pennsauken School District and the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, also  were honored.

At 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in the Camden Conference Center on the Camden City Campus, 40 students will become the first graduates of CCC’s Gateway to College Program. This program offers high school dropouts from the City of Camden, all aged 16 to 20, a second chance to complete their diplomas while also participating in extracurricular activities and earning credits toward college degrees – all in a collegiate environment.

“These events are one more example of how Camden County College serves all County residents with programs tailored to their educational need,” said Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to Camden County College. “It’s inspiring to hear the stories of these students and to share in their triumphs.” Please click here for the entire story 

These weekly updates are designed to provide news and information about weather or other emergencies, events and services provided by Camden County. We hope that you will find something of interest to every member of your family.  Tell your friends and neighbors to sign up for these updates by registering at:www.camdencounty.com.


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