Mayor’s Column

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Last year, Voorhees Township resumed the wonderful tradition of Santa Claus touring our town on a fire truck. The tradition will continue this holiday season.

On Friday, Dec. 6 between 6p.m. and 9 p.m., Santa will be visiting Kirkwood, Osage, Old Ashland, Greenridge, Ashland Terrace, Rainwood, Christopher Tract, Willow Oak, Hearth Stone, Avian, Partridge Run, Cherry Brook Farms, Main Street Colony and Kress Acres.

On Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Santa will ride through Carriagebrooke Farm, Kirkwood, Rygate, La Bonne Vie, Echelon Condominiums, Foster Square/Town Center, Three Ponds, Franklin Square, the Mews Condominiums, Acorn Hill, Lost Tree, Main Street Estates, Beagle Club, Alluvium Woods and Wilderness Lakes.

On Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., look for Santa in Turnbridge, Ashland Terrace, Woodcrest Acres, Staffordshire Farms, Staffordshire Estates, Echelon, Staffords Wold, Sturbridge Lakes, Lake Villa, High Point, Sturbridge Woods, Huntington Ridge, Woodbrook, the Reserves, Fairway Estates and Telle Verde.

Saturday Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. 9 p.m. will be Santa’s last ride with the Fire Department before he heads back to the North Pole. He will visit Echelon, Traditions, Centennial Mill, Acorn Hill, Lost Tree, Ridgeview, Alluvium, Alluvium Woods, Alluvium Lakes, Lake Villa, Lafayette Glenn, West Berlin, Braddock’s Woods, Devonshire and Elm Tree.

Santa will be back in Voorhees on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Kirkwood Fire Station Headquarters located at 2002 S. Burnt Mill Rd. to meet with children and enjoy some cookies. This free event will begin at noon and will end at 4 p.m.

Thank you to our Fire Department and EMS personnel for helping with these holiday traditions.

**The 25th Annual Eastern Regional High School Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school on Laurel Oak Road. The Craft Show will feature over 100 displays. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation and for more information contact Phil Smart at

** Santa Claus has arrived at the Voorhees Town Center! He will be available for photographs Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pet photos with Santa are available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays. For more information about holiday events, visit

** On Friday Dec. 13, The Voorhees Arts Center will be hosting a Meet the Artists, Open Mic Night and Hot Chocolate Bar event at the Voorhees Arts Center & Gallery located at the rear of the VTC Food Court. This free event begins at 7:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Marianne at (609) 315-6218.

** On Tuesday evenings through Dec. 17, the Voorhees Arts Center will be offering a free children’s art program for youth ages 8 and older. Children will experience many different opportunities to express themselves through art, including painting, sketching, photography and beading. Children can be dropped off after 6 p.m. and the program ends at 8:30 p.m. The programs are held at the Voorhees Arts Center located in the rear of the Food Court of the VTC Mall. These free programs are due to the generosity of the Fetbroyt Family and Columbia Bank. For more information, contact Marianne at (609) 315-6218.