Clubs

West End plantings begin

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.

MLL Basket donations

It is that time of year again, Merchantville Little League (MLL) will host our annual fundraiser on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Pennsauken Country Club. We are reaching out to our community to see if anyone would like to donate a basket, gift card or service to our fundraiser. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your business is interested in donating to our fundraiser. The basket raffle is a fun and exciting part of our evening. You will be donating to a great cause and at the same time advertising for your business to many local families. Tickets are $45.00 per person, this includes dinner, beer and wine. There will be dancing with music by our own DJ Jerry Bennett. Tickets can be purchased through venmo, check or cash. Please visit the Eventbrite site to attend. Thank you.

Lemonade for Charity

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! 

Sample Local Cuisine

The Woman’s Club of Merchantville’s Evening Membership Department (EMD) is hosting its fourth “Taste of Pennsauken 2019” and neighboring communities on Monday, April 29, at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd., from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Come out, sample foods and experience the tastes of local restaurants. Tickets will be sold at the door, or purchased before the event from club members for just $20. There will be a cash bar available and all proceeds will go to local charities and scholarships. Vendors include: Macaro’s, H & H Deli, McFarlan’s Market, 45th Street Pub, Marco’s, Montegrillos, Chik-Fil-A, Tortilla Press Cantina, The Pennsauken Sweet Shop, La Cocina and The Station Coffee. For more information, to register a restaurant, sponsor a table for $40, or to order tickets, contact Jan at (609) 410-4650 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Home Run Derby

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!

All Scale Swap Meet

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

Spreading happiness

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.

Daffodil Fest returns

Join Merchantville's Garden Club on Saturday, April 13th for their third annual Daffodil Fest. Activities will take place at the bike path by the gazebo and The Station Coffee from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Special events will include: Daffodil bulb sales; Floral Scavenger Hunt; Kid’s Crafts; the Little Engine That Could book trail; Railway Memorabilia Display; Pansy Sale and Tree Seedling Give Away; Potting Party Workshop. The garden club, Green Team, IE Merchantville and  Shade Tree commission will hand out information about their projects.  Additionally, the Cherry Valley Model Railroad Clubwill host an open house at Grace Church 7 East Maple Avenue. Merchantville's Market Off Centre will have hours from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Softball seniors rule

Last weekend the Senior Girls Mustangs team from Merchantville started their 2019 season with a really big bang! Great job taking the top spot at Voorhees Villians Spring Warmup Tournament!! The team went 6-0 on the weekend scoring a total of 65 runs, batting a team combined .497 and keeping a combined ERA of 1.12. What a great way to start your season. We want to wish ALL of our high school players good luck this week with the opening of your 5 different high school seasons. Go Garnets, Eagles, Irish, Green Wave and Panthers!

MES Garden Club kids

The Merchantville Library loves the Merchantville School’s Garden Club! Today they planted pansies in the beds by our entrance. The club is made up of 3rd graders - sprouts - and 4th graders - saplings - who meet after school on Thursdays from spring through fall to rake and plant. They have an annual plot at the Community Center community garden. Thank you Merchantville Garden Club for making the library look so welcoming!

New logo for town Dems

The Merchantville Democratic Club recently gave their logo a fresh, new look. Their motto, "Neighbor to Neighbor" - "N2N" - encapsulates their beliefs that guide the club as a place where residents interested in good government in Merchantville and service for the community can meet. The club was started in 1992 to create an opportunity for residents to engage in purposeful discussion of values and ideas around community service and social equality. They support candidates for election to borough offices who promote these principles.

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