Aug 232016


The final Magnus Mud Run of 2016 was run on August 2oth and drew a great crowd.  As always, the kids had great fun and enjoyed the obstacle course built just for them.  Galloway kids ran the course for free and then were hosed off by Galloway’s Fire Department which brought multiple fire trucks.  The townships public works department brought two big truck loads of dirt for the “Mud Mountain”.

The event was kicked off by the Absecon VFW Post 9462 Honor Guard posting colors and leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.  After that Galloway Fire Chief, Chuck Mackintosh, fired the Galloway Patriot’s Civil War cannon the “Jaime Lee” to start the event.  We have a great video of the cannon firing below.

We would like to thank all of the kids for coming out and running the course as well as the parents for helping their children negotiate obstacles and to cheer them on.  Most of all we would like to thank our volunteers.  Loading the trucks, setting up all the obstacles, managing the event and then loading it all back up and putting it back in storage at Clayton’s is such a difficult and exhausting task.  You all did an amazing job and it is very much appreciated.

We would also like thank Galloway Fire Department, Galloway Community Services, Galloway Public Works and Clayton Self Storage for providing the obstacles a home when they are not in use.

We hope you enjoy all the great photos.  We would like to thank “Inspire Photos” Hector and Carrie for some great shots and aerial video (below).

As everyone knows, the event is free for a all Galloway children.  A fund raiser is being planned for over the winter to raise money which is needed to rebuild obstacles and add a few more.  If anyone would like to help plan the event, please contact us. We will see everyone again next summer for an even bigger better event.



Aug 182016


The Rams Head restaurant, a Galloway Twp. landmark, hosts the annual Atlantic City Air Show Reception each year to thank the volunteers and pilots for their participation in making a great event.

This year, Rams Head owner, Kurt Knowles, was presented a beautiful award from the 177th to thank him for all his support.  The Knowles family and the Rams Head have supported the 177th and the local Chamber of Commerce for over 14 years.  The Absecon Post 9462 Honor Guard posted colors at the beginning of the event.


The event began with meetings to familiarize volunteers with procedures for the air show’s management and then everyone enjoyed a great buffet prepared by the Rams Head staff.

The evening was capped off with a shot fired from the “Jaime Lee”, the Civil War cannon provided by the Galloway Patriot newspaper and Last Salute Military funeral Honor Guard.  Rams Head owner Kurt Knowles fired the cannon to celebrate the event and honor veterans.


Aug 172016


This years annual Carnival was again a huge success. The community services staff did such a wonderful job in organizing and providing the families of Galloway a fun community event. The Carnival was packed with families enjoying rides, games and carnival fare. Another event provided to the families of Galloway where memories were made. Thank you to Beth Stasuk, Jen Diluzio and all of the staff and volunteers who help make these events a success.

Aug 162016


Throughout the year Smithville Village puts on great events. Everything from charity events to enormous community events. One of the great things about the historic village is that it is a great place for living history events like Civil War reenactments.

Here are some photos of last weekends living history event.