Galloway Senior Center hosted another great annual holiday party that filled every seat in the building. This year food was provided by Romanelli’s in Galloway and was served by Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Police Chief Donna Higbee, Lt. Richard Barber, Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson, Councilman Frank Gargione, Councilman Tim Meadows, and Galloway Resident Rebecca Bozarth. There was more than enough to eat and following the meal, a large number of door prizes were awarded. Senior Center Librarian Darlene Irwin, received this year’s award for dedicated service from last year’s winner, Mrs. “J”. A big thank you to the staff Beth Stasuk, Jen Diluzio and Jen Hahn for another great event..
On Saturday, Dec.10th for the 8th year in a row Santa took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the Pomona Firehouse to visit with the kids and sit for some photos. Everybody was having a blast.There was plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy such as Santa’s workshop, which was handled by Eric Smith, son of a Pomona Firefighter. there was also a coloring contest run by Grace Winkler, daughter of Fire Chief Eric Winkler. The kids had their faces painted by Laura Berheiko, sister of the Pomona Asst. Fire Chief. Plenty of food was on hand to munch on and was prepped by Debbie Smith & Barbara Behe. Finally, there were Raffle tickets being sold by Katy Dooner & Jen Mettille. The whole event was sponsored by the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxilliary. A Special THANK YOU goes to Mrs. Joyce Winkler, the event Coordinator, who without her tireless efforts this would not be possible. Wishing you ALL a Merry Christmas & Thank You for making this a wonderful time!!!
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………
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!!
This past week The Galloway Township Police Department K-9 Unit competed in the National 2016 United States Police Canine Association Police Dog 1 Trials held in Gloucester Township, NJ. The competition drew the top K-9 teams from all across The United States and even included a participant from The Country of Mexico. After the intense week of competition concluded all three of our participants performed extremely well and earned their 2016 National Police Dog 1 Certification. In 2016 there are only 60 total K-9 teams in The United States who possess the certification and only 10 K-9 teams in The State of New Jersey. The Galloway Township Police Department K-9 Unit is proud to have 3 of those 10 teams.
Sfc. Mark D’Esposito and K-9 Zito, Sgt. Winneberger and K-9 Rocky, and K-9 Sgt. Welsh and K-9 Titan also teamed up with Sgt. James Capaccio and K-9 Kaver of The Ocean Township Police Department, and Ofc. James Sapia and K-9 Hunter of The Tinton Falls Police Department to compete as team during the event. As a result we received honors as a team placing 4th overall in the entire country.
The Galloway Township Police Department K-9 Unit would like to thank our family, friends, co-workers, and public for their continued support as we prepared for this competition. As always, we will continue to work hard with our K-9 partners to provide the citizens of Galloway Township with the best possible K-9 service.