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Camden County Surrogate Offers New Gloucester Twp. Wedding Venue

Live in Camden County and looking for a place to tie the knot? Look no further.

Next month, Camden County Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer will begin to offer Camden County residents the opportunity  to get married at a beautiful new venue in Gloucester Township.

Beginning June 1, couples will have the opportunity to have their wedding performed by the Surrogate at the Regan Building on Camden County’s Lakeland Campus. The Regan Building is at the heart of the Camden County Environmental Park, an 8-acre site that serves as a hub for community gardening and environmental education.

“I invite you to get married outdoors in our scenic gazebo, or indoors in front of our beautiful fireplace mantle,” said Surrogate Gentek-Mayer. “Where ever you choose to get married, I look forward to helping you make your special day one that you will always remember.”

The Regan Building is located at 508 Lakeland Road in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township.

“An added benefit of this location is the availability of plenty of free parking for you and those attending your ceremony,” Gentek-Mayer said.

Wedding ceremonies will continue to be offered at the Surrogate’s Court in the Aletha Wright Administration Building, located at 600 Market Street in Camden.

To schedule a wedding ceremony, please call the Office of the Surrogate at (856) 225-7282.

(Source: Camden County)

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Mt. Ephraim Police Investigating Shooting Incident

The Mt. Ephraim Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that took place on Saturday, March 18.

According to the Mt. Ephraim Police Department’s Facebook page, police were dispatched to the Willow Glen Apartment complex at 279 S. Black Horse Pike at approximately 6:00 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

Officers quickly responded to the scene and were met with altering witness statements. MEPD and assisting officers from Gloucester City, Brooklawn, Bellmawr, and Audubon immediately set up a perimeter and began searching the area for involved parties as it was reported that one of the subjects involved fled on foot toward James Street.

It was soon confirmed that the subject observed fleeing on foot was the target of the shooting and not the suspected shooter.

MEPD Detectives were able to confirm that the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting, fled the area in a silver four door sedan (possibly a late model Kia Forte) seconds after the shooting occurred.

“Details of the investigation to this point have led us to determine that this was an isolated incident, between subjects known to each other and not a random act. We are thankful to report that no one was injured in this incident, however this is an ongoing investigation at this time,” the post states.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident please contact the Mount Ephraim Police Department, Sgt. Bill Errigo at werrigo@mountephraimpd.com, or by phone (856)931-2225.

Your information will be held confidential and you may remain anonymous.

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Literacy Volunteers of Camden County to Offer Free Tutor Training

Interested in learning how to become a literacy volunteer? Beginning in mid-April, training will be offered by the Literacy Volunteers of Camden County for anyone who is interested in becoming a tutor.

Dates & Times

A free Tutor Training Workshop will be held at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library at 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees on five Tuesdays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The aim of this program is to provide additional resources for non-native speakers in the Camden County community to help them access the local resources. Additionally, it is hoped that this workshop could help some individuals find a career in tutoring in the future.

No Experience Necessary

No experience is necessary, just the willingness to reach out to help a motivated learner. Many people who are fluent in English find that discovering how to become a tutor can be the way towards a very fulfilling career alongside being a fantastic way to give back to the community, so as long as you have the motivation to learn this skill then you are welcome to attend!

How to Register

Call Literacy Volunteers of Camden County at (856)772-1636 ext. 7331 for more information or sign up online by clicking here.

About Literacy Volunteers of Camden County:

LVCC provides free one-on-one and small group tutoring in reading, math and English for Speakers of Other Languages to Camden County adults at the lowest levels of literacy. Many Camden County residents lack functional English literacy skills and this impedes their ability to acquire productive employment, assist their children in schoolwork and become active community members. Literacy Volunteers of Camden County addresses this problem by training local volunteers to instruct these adults using a flexible, learner-centered approach. This year LVCC has over 160 volunteer tutors working with 200 students.

(Source: Media Release)