Faces in the News

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — Here are your weekly Faces in the News for the Cumberland County region, November 14th - November 20th, 2018:

Boys & Girls Club Members Help Spruce Up Park 

Service is an important part of the experience at The Boys & Girls Club. A number of volunteers from the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland and Sabater School, as part of the Vineland Clean Communities Program, spruced up the Carmen Gonzalez Park located behind Sabater School. Special thanks to all the kids, staff and Isaac Rodriguez for doing such a great job. 

Also, thanks to Sabater School and its principals Jeff Dubois and Madeline PG for their support.    

Youth Participate in Community Clean-Up Day

Cumberland Christian School seniors recently partnered with the City of Vineland to clean up South Vineland Park in preparation for its dedication.  Mr. Mike Anderson, Cumberland Christian School teacher and senior class advisor, wanted the students to put into practice the heart of Jesus Christ by serving others and their community. 

Part of the mission statement of the school encourages mission activities and emphasizes Christian citizenship in the community so that they will continue as good stewards with their resources, talents, and time.

YMCA Barkfest Charms Participants

Barkfest was held on a recent weekend at the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. The event featured informational materials, refreshments, demonstrations by the Vineland Police and Cumberland County Sheriff’s canines, music by the band Train Wreck, an agility course, vendors, door prizes, a costume parade, and contests. The latter included best kisser, biggest dog, smallest dog, best tail wagger, most obedient, best trick, and best talker. Prizes were given to all winners.

The event provided fun for people of all ages who enjoyed a healthy outing that displayed the joys of responsible dog ownership and activities. The connections between participants, dogs, friends, and family made Barkfest a success.

Major donors to the event were Woodruff Energy, Rossi Honda, Rental Country, and Gary Galloway. Other supporters included Wal-Mart of Vineland, Lowe’s of Millville, Custom Graphics, Tractor Supply of Bridgeton and of Vineland, Millville and West Landis ShopRites, and Steve Schiavo. 

South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter and South Jersey Kennel Club also participated, as did numerous vendors and volunteers.

Woman’s Club Collects, Donates Food

The Woman’s Club of Vineland a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs collected 95 items of non-perishable food to be divided up between St. Vincent DePaul and the Community Ministerial Food Bank at the 1st Methodist Church. The club’s food bank target chair, Ann Starkey and member Jane Pearce counted the items that were donated.

Any woman is welcome to the business meetings. The Club is looking for women who would be interested in helping the community with various projects and would like to join other women with similar interests. For more information about the Woman’s Club of Vineland, call 856-692-3977 and like them on facebook.

Jane Pearce, a member of the Woman’s Club of Vineland, and Ann Starkey, the food bank target chair for the Woman’s Club of Vineland.

Teens Visit Planet Fitness

Boys & Girls Club of Vineland teen members visited the local Planet Fitness in Millville and had a great time touring the fitness areas and took part in an exercise session, thanks to Planet Fitness staff members Heidi and Tyrone. Boys & Girls Clubs are excited to partner with Planet Fitness to support bullying prevention efforts in Clubs across the country. Together with Planet Fitness, Clubs are working to create the first-ever Judgement Free Generation, a pro-kindness, anti-bullying movement aimed at empowering a culture of kindness and encouragement among teens. 

As home to the Judgement Free Zone®, a non-intimidating fitness environment designed to make everyone feel accepted and like they belong, Planet Fitness is committed to helping tackle the issue of bullying.

Kyla Kemp is Miss Holly City 2018-19

Fourteen young ladies competed for the Miss Holly City 2018-2019 title on Oct. 26 in the auditorium at Lakeside Middle School. The theme for the evening was “Maquerade.”

The contestants were: Ashley Carr, Abigail Simione, Megan Sooy, Kaitlin Thompson, Cianna Edzii, Lauren Kavanagh, Meaghan Airey, Alaina Hubbard, Kyla Kemp, Dalyza Janasiak, Angelina Miller, Isabella Felice, Marissa Cook, and Taylor Mummert.

The results are:

• Miss Holly City 2018-2019: Kyla Kemp

• 1st runner-up: Megan Sooy

• 2nd runner-up: Lauren Kavanagh 

• 3rd runner-up: Alaina Hubbard

• 4th runner-up: Isabella Felice

• 5th runner-up: Meaghan Airey 

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