Assumption Christmas Pageant 2016

Share This Great Galloway Patriot Story & Photos

Assumption Regional Catholic School held its annual Christmas Pageant on Friday December 17,2016 at 7pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The children were all dressed to the nines ready to perform Christmas music to a packed house of their families. Each of the grades from PreK to 8th grades each performed a song. Special recognition goes out to the third grades classes that sang “Silent Night” while doing sign language, the seventh and eighth grades performed acapella without a single music class. The teachers of the seventh and eighth grades were able to pull together their musical talents to prepare the children for such a wonderful night of joyous music. At the end of the performances, the winner of the essay contest entry read allowed by Father Nick Dudo. Each year they are given a topic to write an essay about and the winner, given a trip to Lancaster for a special Christmas event. This year’s winner announced by Father Nick Dudo, said that out of 115 entries it was very difficult to pick just one. He announced the top five entries and shook hands with each congratulating them on such an outstanding job on their essays. Congratulations to all the children for such a wonderful performance of Christmas music and to Sarah Reed for winning the essay contest.

[nggallery id=188]


Pomona Fire Welcomes Santa

Share This Great Galloway Patriot Story & Photos

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!!!

[nggallery id=186]


Absegami Rocks “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”

Share This Great Galloway Patriot Story & Photos

Absegami High School Emanon Players did it again with their performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. Directed by Chip Garrison, the musical based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, is a salute to everyone’s favorite “lovable loser” Charlie Brown, his engimatic beagle Snoopy and his friends. The original Broadway show ran in 1967 and was revised with updated music in 1999. There’s something about the holiday season that makes us long for our memories of childhood. Charles Schulz’s characters recapture all that was sweet and innocent about childhood, and allows us to look back with fresh eyes on our own experiences growing up said Chip Garrison.

Spencer Lyons did a fantastic job in capturing the true essence of Charlie Brown’s character, and what would be Charlie Brown without his faithful companion Snoopy played by Coby Alavez. The music, dancing, and dead on acting of this wonderful cast is to be commended for three nights of fun loving performances. These Emanon Players are phenomenally talented and you should get out and experience it. Check out their next performance of “Mary Poppins” March 10, 11, and 12

[nggallery id=185]


Galloway’s Breakfast With Santa 2016

Share This Great Galloway Patriot Story & Photos


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.

[nggallery id=183]


Santa Arrives at Smithville Village 2016

Share This Great Galloway Patriot Story & Photos


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.

[nggallery id=182]