Faces in the News

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — Here are your weekly Faces in the News for the Cumberland County region, Wednesday, January 16th - Tuesday, January 22nd:

Inspira Health Distributes Healthy Meals 

Through the generosity of the Eat Clean Organization, Inspira Health was able to distribute 500 prepared healthy meals to residents of Commercial Township. Eat Clean Organization owner and chef Nicole LaTorre cooked and delivered the meals to the Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School where staff and volunteers from the Inspira Forest Lakes Family Success Center distributed the meals to local residents. In addition to the meals, the Family Success Center also distributed hundreds of toys and other gift items donated by local businesses and organizations in the days leading up to Christmas.

Eat Clean Organization is a food preparation service that specializes in 100 percent gluten-free whole foods. It is based in Galloway Township. 

“We are so grateful to Nicole and the Eat Clean Organization for this generous donation. It has touched the lives of so many people in our community,” said Leahe Parmenter, director of the Family Success Center. “And Jean Smith, the interim superintendent of the Haleyville-Mauricetown School, kindly let us use the school as our distribution site.”

The gift distribution, also held at the elementary school and organized by the Family Success Center, was made possible by donations from the Salvation Army, Dollar General (Cedarville and Laurel Lake), Port Norris Methodist Church, Devine Mercy Parrish, Premier Orthopedics, Italian/American Club of Vineland, U.S. Silica, St. Augustine Prep Crew Team and Smith’s Concrete Products.

On hand to distribute the healthy meals, from left: Mike Parmenter, Inspira volunteer; Ben Maldonado, family partner, Family Success Center; Leahe Parmenter, coordinator, Family Success Center; Alexys Riggins, family partner, Family Success Center; Nicole LaTorre, owner and chef, Eat Clean Organization; Sanya Brown, Inspira volunteer; Abby Brown, Inspira volunteer; and Mahlon Stewart, family partner, Family Success Center.

Dana Mosely, left, marketing liaison, Inspira Urgent Care, and Nicole LaTorre, founder and chef, Eat Clean Organization, carry meals into the Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School for distribution to local residents.

Low and Schaser Bring Home Five Awards for Ace Supply

The Builders League of South Jersey announced the 2018 Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Award winners November 14, 2018. The ceremony was held at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin NJ. Ace Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical Supplies, Inc. was recognized with four MAME Awards for excellence and innovation in marketing. These honors include: 

• Best Black and White Logo ( EDGE),

• Best Marketing/Branding Campaign (A.O.Smith), 

• Best Color Logo (Ace Your Space), and

• Best Special Event or Promotion ( Contractors EDGE

In addition, Michele Low received Marketing Director of the Year from The Builders League of South Jersey. In her two-year tenure at Ace Michele has developed a company mascot, held over 182 promotional events, helped create, develop, and implement the Contractor’s Edge Rewards Program, and implemented a highly successful Contractor Training and Continuing Education Program. Michele serves as a liaison between the company’s main branch and the other six locations. Michele also facilitated and coordinated our first ever Vineland Christmas Parade Float, a 25-foot-long, 8-foot-high toilet, which garnered much praise from the Parade Committee for originality. She also hosts our company radio program, “Ace Your Space” on WVLT 92.1 FM.   

 Established in 1985, the MAME Awards program, which is recognized throughout the industry, awards league members for superior work in customer service, design, building, merchandising and the most creative advertising and marketing efforts used to promote southern New Jersey’s newest neighborhoods and remodeling projects. These prestigious awards are given to builders, developers , remodelers, and associates who have made a significant creative contribution in residential in 2018.

From left: Media Arts Technician Chuck Schaser, Marketing Director Michele Low.

NetSmartz Workshop Teaches Internet Safety

Boys & Girls Club kids took part in a NetSmartz workshop to talk about Internet safety, run by facilitator Diana. NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5 through 17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. Thanks to Cumberland County Human Services and Comcast for its support of this vital program.

Student Merit Scholarship Seeks Girl Applicants

Soroptimist International of Cumberland County (SICC ) will award a merit scholarship to up to four applicants. The mission and purpose of Soroptimist International of Cumberland County is to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world, and in accordance with this mission seeks to recognize the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of female students in their schools, communities, and beyond. In order to be eligible, applicants must be graduating high school senior female students, and residents of Cumberland County, NJ. 

The application must be postmarked by February 1, 2019 (address is specified on application). Applicants can expect to answer questions on citizenship and community involvement. The SICC Student Award Committee shall decide the recipients, and these decisions will be final. Only correctly completed applications will be considered, and daughters and granddaughters of the SICC are not eligible. 

For an application, you may e-mail Debbyb2716@gmail.com.

South District Elks #5720 Rides to Help Veterans

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the South District Elks held their second annual motorcycle run to deliver much-needed supplies to the veteran home residents of the Vineland Veterans Memorial Home, located at 524 Northwest Boulevard, Vineland, NJ.

The members of the Penns Grove Elks Lodge organized this Motorcycle Run for the Veterans.  Immediately after the run, the Vineland Elks Lodge #1422 served lunch.

If you would like more information on the Vineland Elks #1422 Lodge, contact Joe Romano at 609-774-8880.

From left: Jackson Graham, ER Penns Grove Elks Lodge; Victoria Watson, Elks State Chaplin; Doug Freund, ER Clayton Elks Lodge; Lisa Williams, Supervisor, Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator of the NJ Memorial Home; Kenneth DeLuca, Elks District Deputy; Arlene Hickman, ER Millville Elks Lodge; and Joseph Romano, ER of Vineland Elks Lodg e.

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