Anglers Out for Event

Members of Merchantville's Fishing Club will join the ranks of anglers targeting striped bass and bluefish from the shores of Long Beach Island as the 65th annual Long Beach Island Surf Fishing Classic kicks off October 5th. Registration is still open for the nine-week derby – which began in 1955 as the “Striped Bass Derby” and is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied surfcasting tournaments. This event runs through December 8th, and offers thousands of dollars in prizes. Proceeds from the tournament, organized by the LBI Surf Fishing Classic Committee in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, go toward event prize distribution, with a portion benefiting local high school scholarships. 

Surf Fishing Tourney

Merchantville Fishing Club's 3rd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament will take place on the beaches of LBI on October 19, 2019. This event is a team and individual tournament. Reserve your spot, come out and wet a line with us and be sure to bring the kids! Team (6 anglers) registration is $60.00. Individual registration is $15.00. Registration checks can be mailed - payable to Merchantville Fishing Club - to MFC Tournament Chair, C/O Gene Aikens, 30 Merion Lane, Maple Shade, NJ 08052. ASAC 72 hour rule applies. Morning of registration may be limited, so please call or email Gene Aikens @ 609-440-6994 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. Award presentations and lunch begin at 1:00 pm at tournament headquarters located in the Surf City Fire Hall, 813 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08088.

You've Been Flocked!

Oh No! Flocking is happening in Merchantville! 3HS (Haddon Heights) Field Hockey, which includes five players from our town, has started their annual flamingo flocking fundraiser. Please be on the look out for these territorial birds! There's only one group trained to remove them from your lawn and for a donation, that expert team will move them to a neighbor or a friend's lawn. So, if they land at your house just follow the instructions by your mailbox.


Swim into Summerfest

August Membership rates starting now at Woodbine Swim Club! Are you or someone you know considering joining Woodbine for the month of August? We’re offering our end of the summer rate early. Beat the heat and join Woodbine Swim Club today. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can try a taste of Woodbine at our Summerfest Luau on Friday, July 26th, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Buffet dinner by Gator Grill including a polynesian roast pig. DJ and BYOB or bottomless beer cup for $10. Be sure to purchase your tickets at the front desk or through Venmo John-Walker-119977. Tickets are 25.00 now or $35.00 at the door. It will be a great time, invite your family and friends. Anyone over 21 is welcome!

T-trak Trains & Yard Sale

The New Jersey Southern's T-trak layout will be on display during the Merchantville Classic Car Show on July 13th in the basement of Grace Episcopal Church, located at 7 East Maple Avenue. There will also be a Church-Wide Yard Sale from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There'll be LOADS of foot traffic walking past our tables, so rent a table and sell your own items. Rental is $20 payable by cash or check. Contact Grace Episcopal Church by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FB message or calling the church office 856-665-4117 to reserve a table. Visitors can access the church basement from the back driveway on Park Avenue or the front entrance on Maple Avenue.


July 4th at Woodbine

Come celebrate with family and friends on Thursday, July 4th at Woodbine Swim Club. We have games, coin toss for the kids, cannon ball contests, a watermelon race, a 50/50, and other fun for all ages. This year, we hope to bring back our corn-hole tournament, and add a horseshoe tournament, and volleyball. There will be lots of food available including burgers, dogs, grilled chicken, and other summer favorites, everything you expect from Woodbine's Independence Day Celebration. The fun starts at noon. The day is all about celebrating America's birthday and it just won't be the same unless you join us! We need help setting up the pavilion to sell food, running games and events, cooking, serving, selling tickets, and cleaning up at the end. We'll need volunteers to organize: Cannonball Contest, Watermelon Race, Piñata, Kids Games, Horseshoe Tournament, Corn-hole Tournament, and Volleyball. Click here to volunteer for an hour or two on the signup list.

Town Starts 4-H

Merchantville resident, Ron Smith, has started a 4-H Club in town. This national organization - around for over 100 years - is a youth development organization that serves more than 6.5 million youth nationwide and more than 55,000 locally in New Jersey. Smith explained that the goal of the club is to expose and educate children, ages 5-19, on agriculture, nature, and the environment, though some chapters focus on technology, robotics, and other areas instead. Smith’s plan for the Merchantville chapter includes monthly gatherings and educational field trips in the area. Smith is a science teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School. For more information on the club and upcoming events, contact Ron Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gardens in Bloom

Thank you to our Incredible Edible Merchantville partners in the Garden Club, who do so much in the West End to support good stewardship and a sustainable environment. The Merchantville Garden Club is always seeking volunteers for annual plantings at various spots around town - the planters throughout the downtown, planters at Borough Hall, the garden at the municipal building, the gardens at the ends of the bike path, the Merchantville Circle garden, Morrissesy Park and now near Cigar Alley. Please contact Cindy Hertneck at 609-472-4626 if you would like to contribute an hour or two of time to keeping the borough beautiful!   

First Tee

Merchantville Country Club will host a "The First Tee Golf Outing" on July 22nd. The First Tee teaches young people ages 5-18, through golf instruction, character education and long-term life skills delivered by coaches who have been trained in positive youth development. The Camden County Bar Association (CCBA) is dedicated to improving the administration of justice, advancing the interests of the legal profession and serving the public to promote a better understanding of the law and the justice system. 

Toiletries for Homeless

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. 

12 Hour Bowl-a-Thon

Woodbine Swim Club presents their 1st Annual Summer Stayin Alive 12 Hour Bowl-a-Thon in partnership with Pinsetter Bar & Bowl. You’re invited to join in the fun on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. This event includes bowling, shoe rental, music, dancing, food and drink specials, prizes and lots of excitement for 12 straight hours. Cost: $20 adults, $10 kids under 18. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Brennan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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