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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Becoming a member is easy! In the summer of 1958, Woodbine Swim Club officially opened its doors and in the more than 60 years that followed, hundreds of families, just like yours, have found not just a pool to play in, but a home away from home for the summer where they have built friendships and memories that have lasted a lifetime. There are 3 pools designed to fit various levels of swimming ability, a spacious and shady recreation area, activities and events for everyone in the family including our Gators Swim Team. Join your friends and neighbors in the fun!
SPRING & SUMMER Registration will be ONLINE this year! https://goo.gl/forms/A0WDVqjOQYXq54Vf2
Saturday was a phenomenal day for Troop 119, Merchantville. Both the Girl’s Troop and Boy’s Troop worked hard to clean up the remnants of fall and winter to keep Merchantville the Borough beautiful. We're grateful for the participation of many service groups like the scouts in supporting the needs of our town.
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Merchantville Fishing Club held their 71st Anniversary Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at Happy Hour Club in Maple Shade from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Attendance was as high as it’s been in at least 25 years and the addition of over 40 kids was outstanding. Trophies and gifts were awarded to junior and senior members. There were lots of smiles and proud parents as the children received their prizes. It was a great family night, especially to see the way MFC encourages youth participation.
It's getting closer and closer. The Spring season will be here before you know it at MLL. Don't miss out on registering your daughter for our upcoming Little League Softball Season. Did you know our Softball program is home to the last 2 Section 4 Little League Champions in the State of NJ? If you want to be a part of that tradition at MLL register today on www.merchantvillelittleleague.org. Don't know your daughters league age? Click on the following link to find our what level you should be registering her to play. Sign up today for early bird discounts at all levels of MLL Softball!