Dear Fellow Residents,

As the weather warms, the flowers bloom on our Main Street, the school year winds down, and we approach the holiday weekend, the feeling of summer is definitely in the air. Memorial Day is often thought of as the start of the summer season. And whatever your holiday traditions are, I hope it is an opportunity for you to be with family, friends and loved ones.

Memorial Day marks a moment for our nation to pause, come together and recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation. In this spirit, every year, we support the efforts of our Harrison Township Veterans Commission and volunteers in paying tribute as a community to those fallen heroes. I invite you to join me and my fellow Township Committee members in this year’s 4-stop continuum of salutes on Monday, May 29. The schedule is follows:

  • 9:00am – Mullica Hill Baptist Church, 18 S Main St Mullica Hill NJ
  • 9:15am – Harrison Township Old Town Hall, 62 S Main St, Mullica Hill, NJ (by the Christmas tree)
  • 9:30am – William Wilt Memorial, William Wilt Soccer Complex, 162 Walters Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ
  • 10:00am – Richwood UMC, 104 Richwood Road, Richwood, NJ

You have the opportunity to honor a Veteran with an engraved brick on our Veterans Memorial Walkway located at William Wilt Park, known as Hero Lane. For more information on honoring a Veteran click here.

May we never forget the men and women who enter our military, willing to lay down their lives to maintain the liberties we sometimes take for granted. On Memorial Day, we turn our attention to our lost heroes and express our heartfelt gratitude.

Following the Memorial Day holiday, our local tradition has us celebrate our wonderful community on the first Saturday in June. Harrison Township Day falls on June 3rd this year and is aptly dubbed Celebration on Main! with our Main Street being transformed into a Family Festival. I don’t know how she does it, but each year Sharon Chew, our Recreation Coordinator, and her team of volunteers produce a bigger and better “celebration” than the last.  The buzz around the Municipal Building is that they’ve done it again. Check out the Celebration on Main Fun Guide here!

I’d like to thank Sharon, the Recreation Commission Board and the volunteers, for all their hard work in putting this wonderful day together. Additionally, I want to thank and recognize our sponsors for their generous donations. We ask you to support these businesses that support our community every year:

Gold Sponsors – Inspira Health | Fireworks Sponsor – Stags Leap

Amusement Sponsors – R & V Engineers, BHHS Fox & Roach, ShopRite of Mullica Hill, Romano Realty, Keller Williams Cherry Hill and Anderson Nation One Mortgage, Pediatric Dentistry of Mullica Hill

Main Stage Entertainment Sponsors – Bast Brothers, Ryan Weid – State Farm, Mason Griffin Pierson, PENNONI, US Construction Group, Trinity Mullica Hill, TOPSPORT, Paparone New Homes

DJ Sponsorship – Law office of Brian Duffield, Pat Setter Team – BHHS Fox & Roach<

Street Décor – New Town Dental

Balloon Artist Sponsor – Fun & Fit Aftercare

Local Sponsorship – Cherry on Top, RFP Solutions, Victory Physical Therapy, Maffet Plumbing Services, J & J Mechanical Inc., Weichert Realtors, Kaitanna Solar, Kennedy Fitness, Fulton Bank, RE/MAX Preferred – Melissa Brown, RE/MAX Preferred – Karen Casey, Harrison Soccer Club, Marmo Homes, Club Pilates Whiskey Mill

On behalf of Deputy Mayor Julie DeLaurentis, Committeewoman Michelle Powell, Committeeman Jeff Jacques and Committeeman Lawrence Moore, I wish you and your families a happy and safe Memorial Day.

And we look forward to seeing you for a Celebration on Main!

Together for Harrison Township,
Lou Manzo
Your Mayor

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