The Love in Motion Youth Group has decided on their next service project and are requesting donations. They will be collecting small or travel size items until July 6th to make “We Care” boxes. Items needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, soap, facewash, nail clippers, combs, brushes, tampons, sanitary pads, deodorant, wet wipes, razors and chapstick. The kids will be assembling boxes for men, women, and children with the donations received, then distribute them in the cities of Camden and Philadelphia. If you are able to help us help others, it will be truly appreciated! We will pick up or you may drop off at 112 Locust Street, Merchantville.
The Merchantville Stamp Club will host a monthly Stamp Bourse beginning Saturday, 6/1, in the school gym at Martin Luther Chapel, 4100 Terrace Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ. Bourse Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bourse Dates: June 1st, July 6th and August 3rd. Dealers who are currently committed to the MSC Saturday Bourse include: Jim Chada/Cary Cochran, Woody Fairess/Bill Fisch, Manny Goldstein/Bob Heaton, Denne Keller/Bruce Lord, Richard Marolda/ Dominic Sozio, Ryan Terlecky/ Ross Wiessmann, Drew Wintringham, Bob Zatorski - The Excelsior Collection, Larry Volovski - Volovski Rarities and Sid Morginstin - Button Stamp Co. For further information, please call Carol Anne Visalli, 856-562-1389 or Bruce Lord 610-356-0867.
The Merchantville School Garden Club under advisor Dina Turan, met with the Merchantville Community Garden Club to plant in the community on May 17th. Before they planted, they were read a story by club member, Cindy Hertneck. It is wonderful to see the Borough and school clubs working together to embrace the importance of community engagement and volunteerism. The Merchantville Garden Club also gave students sunflower seeds to plant in their own yards.
Come check out all of the newly planted flowers and vines as you stroll from Wellwood Park down West Maple Avenue. Residents and neighbors joined in the Garden Club's effort to fill the planters lining this streetscape following the West End Clean and Green Day on May 4th. Garden Club members supplemented the herbs and plants donated to IE Merchantville from the greenhouse at Sustainable Camden County during their trip to Platt’s Nursery on May 7th. and used the vegetation to beautify the many community spaces they maintain annually in the Borough.
The "Love in Motion" youth group will be hosting a bake sale and lemonade stand right in Merchantville on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. across the street from Niagra Fire Station. They have also been working very hard on making homemade felt heart pins to sell for donations around town. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in June. The group will be walking for this very important cause! Please watch out for the pins and most importantly, come out on the 11th to get some delicious lemonade and baked goods and show your support to this great group of kids!
Merchantville little League will host their first annual Home Run Derby Fun Day at the Community Center's Roecker Field on Sunday, 4/28/19 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. There will be face painting, an obstacle course bounce house, speed pitch competition and food. Times for each age group for the home run derby have been posted here. Get ready for a fantastic day with friends and family at Roecker Field!
The Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club will host an All Scale Swap Meet on Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a community swap meet featuring all scales including O, HO, N, and Z scale. There will be plenty of vendors with both new and used stock and plenty of rolling stock parts for your usual repair needs. The event will take place at Grace Church, 7 E Maple Ave, Merchantville, New Jersey 08109. Admission is $5.00. You may register for this event at all.events.in
Today our youth group, Love in Motion, spent time with the residents at Golden Rehabilitation and Nursing in Salem, NJ. They talked and painted, passed out toiletries and magazines - thank you to those who donated - and gave out vases of flowers to brighten up their rooms. We plan to go back very soon to do more activities! We finished this beautiful day with a picnic to celebrate our wonderful youth volunteers for Global Youth Service Day. We are so proud of them and all they have been doing. Love in Motion is a place for young people to come together to engage in conversation, learn about community, give back, volunteer, and be a part of something bigger than themselves.