Galloway Senior Center Holiday Party

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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..

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Pomona Fire Welcomes Santa

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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!!!

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Galloway Tree Lighting 2016

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Galloway Township Community Services held its third annual Christmas tree lighting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30pm. Mayor Don Purdy, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Councilman Tony DiPietro, Councilman Rich Clute and Chief of Police Donna Higbee attended along with a large amount of Galloway families. There were free hot chocolate and assorted Christmas cookies provided by the ambulance squad, while they played cheerful Christmas music on the loud speaker. This year the Galloway Township Police Department had the honor of bringing Santa Claus in to light the tree with his Christmas magic. Families stayed and took pictures with Santa in front of the Galloway Christmas tree. Community Services Director Beth Stasuk, Jennifer DiLuzio, Jen Hahn and staff put together another great Galloway Event.


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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