Galloway’s Breakfast With Santa 2016

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Galloway Township held their 20th annual breakfast with Santa, Mrs Claus and friends.   The room at the Renault Winery was jam packed with families gathered to enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. The characters started coming down the stairs and the children’s faces lit up with excitement.  Rudolph, Frosty, Mickey Mouse, Moana, Sophia the first, Captain America,  Spider-Man, Picachu, and tbe Moose walked around to each table high fiving and posing for pictures with the children.  The room started singing “Here Comes Santa Claus” and before you could turn to look Santa and Mrs. Claus started coming down the stairs. The children young and old with a twinkle in their eyes and a smile on their face clapped and cheered Sabta is here.  Santa and Mrs. Claus walked around the room and shook hands posed for some pictures and then took their spot by the Christmas tree for the children to come and tell them what they wantex for Christmas.  The staff of Galloway Community Services gave out a personalized ornament to each and every child. What a wonderful day to spend with your family.   Great job Beth Stasuk, Jennifer DiLuzio, Jennifer Hahn, and all of their staff and volunteers for yet another great Santa breakfast.

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Santa Arrives at Smithville Village 2016

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On Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30pm, the families of Galloway gathered in Smithville Village to see Santa, Mrs. Claus and all of their friends. A large crowd of children and their families waited with anticipation as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by firetruck courtesy of the Bayville Fire Department. Santa and Mrs. Claus came down from the truck, walked around and greeted and posed for quick photos with the crowd of excited young faces. Santa, Mrs. Claus plus all their friends walked into the village where they gathered at the Santa house and sat for the children to tell them their wish lists and get pictures. Each child had stars in their eyes after a grand visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A well-organized event put together by the Galloway Community Services and the Galloway Township Fire Department once again this year.

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Galloway Township’s Trunk or Treat Draws Thousands

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Galloway Township's Trunk or Treat
Galloway Township’s Trunk or Treat

Galloway Township’s Trunk or Treat event on October 29th drew thousands and was a huge success.  Families waited patiently as the long line wound its way through a newly designed and very well organized event area.  Beth and Jen from Galloway’s Community Services did an amazing job and along with the many volunteers, businesses, Police, Fire and Public Works, put on a great show for the thousands of excited children attending.

The Galloway Patriot brought out all its military trucks and along with a few United States Marines and U.S. Army Soldiers, handed out candy.  Our team of dedicated military personnel are always eager to help with community events especially when the event is for children.

Here are almost 100 photos from the event.  Enjoy………

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Galloway Patriot’s Towne Center Halloween

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Galloway Patriot's Towne Center Halloween
Galloway Patriot’s Towne Center Halloween

The Galloway Patriot’s Towne Center Halloween held on Saturday October 29th was great fun and was a great example of why Galloway is such a great family community. Virtually every business in Galloway’s Town center around the intersection of Jimmie Leeds Road and Pitney Road, opened its doors and hospitality to children from all over as they handed out candy, prizes and cool items.

The Galloway Patriot newspaper is very pleased to help produce and manage such a great family event. We would like to thank all the Galloway businesses and of course all the volunteers that helped make this such a great event year after year.

A big thank you to Galloway’s Police Department for helping everyone cross the street and be safe.  Also, thanks to Norman and Donna Risley, the original producers of the event for all their help.

Check out the almost 150 great photos and all the cool costumes!!

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Annual Halloween Pet Parade at Smithville Village

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Pet Parade at Smithville Village
Pet Parade at Smithville Village

Smithville Village hosted its annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday Oct. 22nd 2016. The photobooth was back again this year and moved inside to beat the weather on raining on their parade. Howl-A-ween Portraits were taken and a portion of portrait proceeds went to benefit Atlantic County Canines animal rescue. There also were adoptable animals looking for homes and also exciting new prizes for this years contest. The pet parade was a huge success. Congratulations to all the winners.

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