The Boy Scouts held their annual “Camporee” at the Egg Harbor City Lake on Saturday October 15th. Well over 500 Scouts enjoyed a weekend of camping and learning skills.
The Galloway Patriot was very pleased to bring its “Magnus Mud Run” to the Boy Scout event and let hundreds of Scouts run the obstacle/confidence course.
The morning started with the “Last Salute” Military Honor Guard presenting colors and firing the “Jaime Lee” Civil War Cannon across the lake. The obstacle course was then set up and each pack present showed up to run the course.
We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped us set-up, manage and clean-up. Special thanks to Taylor Speirs, Chris Bell and Ken Paulmisano for their help in driving the military vehicles and trailers.
The Galloway Patriot newspaper and the Knutson family want to thank the Boy Scouts for inviting us and we want to say how proud we are of them for the great job they did this weekend.
We have over 160 photos here from the event and look forward to next year. The Boy Scout program is such a great way for boys to learn valuable skills and values like the importance of community service.
Congratulations to the 4th of July Parade Committee for another amazing parade. The quality and number of entries was better than ever. The Galloway Patriot was proud to help lead the parade with our military trucks and cannon the “Jaime Lee”
Our roving photographer Rich took over 200 photos for you to enjoy. If you were unable to make the parade you missed one of Galloway’s best events. Don’t miss next year’s. We are sure that it will be even better.
Watch this great video of Galloway Police Chief Donna Higbee firing our Salute to Veterans Civil War Cannon the “Jaime Lee” in front of the Smithville Inn after the 4th of July Parade. The cannon was christened as part of the 4th of July festivities that day. It had just finished being completed the day before.
The Galloway Patriot newspaper’s Magnus Mud Run FREE children’s event drew a huge crowd for the first event of the season. The run is held a couple times a year and this first one was Saturday, June 11th at the Galloway Twp. Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Hundreds showed up to have a great time and the weather was perfect. Galloway’s Fire Department had to keep reloading water on their fire trucks as they used thousands of gallons to make mud out of dirt dropped by Galloway Public Works and then hose off the kids.
The kids walked through the Galloway Patriot’s huge military tent and got to see some military items as well as a cross made from steel recovered from the World Trade Center. Then, they negotiated a number of fun obstacles with help from Marines, Boy Scout Troop 77 and other volunteers.
The event started with the Absecon VFW Honor Guard posting colors. All the children said the Pledge of Allegiance and then the run began.
The Magnus Mud Run is a FREE community event produced by the Galloway Patriot newspaper and is in its 5th year.
We would like to thank our Sponsors – Clayton Self Storage, Home Depot, Hale Nails and Fred & Ethel’s in Historic Smithville Village.
Also, a big thank you to all our volunteers that worked so hard to set-up, manage, break-down and then put back the entire giant production at our locker in Clayton Self Storage.
Don’t miss the next one on August 20th at 11am. Register now at MagnusMudRun.com
Check out the over 100 pictures from this great event!!!!!!!
The Heart Institute at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) held its ninth annual Red Dress Reception on Thursday, February 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Smithville Inn, Route 9, Historic Smithville. The reception is one way AtlantiCare promotes heart health during American Heart Month. Men and women were invited to wear red in awareness of heart disease, and enjoy a silent auction featuring goods and services from local businesses, a cash bar and a vendor marketplace.
Event proceeds benefited the ARMC Heart Heroes Program, which raises funds for the Heart Institute at ARMC and the AtlantiCare Foundation to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the community. AEDs can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Heart Heroes Program funds a portion of the AED cost. Community groups and/or organizations provide the remaining funds. Since 2002, the program has placed more than 160 AEDs in the community to increase awareness about the importance of prompt care for
heart attack. A great event for a great cause.
The public safety “Active Shooter Defense” seminar presented on January 2nd featuring speaker Chuck Knutson, author of “Direct Action” and publisher of the Galloway Patriot newspaper, was well attended including members of law enforcement, military personnel and local politicians.
Future seminars are being planned and a book covering all the information is being finalized now. The book should be available soon and future seminar dates will be announced once they are scheduled.
You can schedule a private seminar for your organization or business by contacting [email protected] or 609.780.7432.
We would like to thank all those that participated and helped in the event including representatives from Atlanticare who instructed attendees on CPR and AED methods.