Holiday Cards, Toy Drive, Parade, & Decorating Contest Highlight Parks & Rec Fun

parks-and-rec-webWOOLWICH TWP. — A new event for adults, Coffee and Cards, has been added to the Swedesboro Woolwich Parks & Recreation list of Fall activities. This event is for our older citizens to write holiday greeting cards to our service members.

The holidays are a great time to share our gratitude with service members. The SW Parks & Rec Committee will deliver the cards to a service organization for distribution to service members.

The coffee, sweet treats, and cards will be provided. Just bring a pen and some cheerful holiday words of thanks.

Coffee and Cards will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woolwich Township Building Conference Room. No RSVP is required. Adults only, please.


As a courtesy to the Lexington Hills Motorcycle Club, help give local children a very special holiday season this year. The L.H.M.C. will be collecting new unwrapped toys, books, games or stuffed animals on Thanksgiving morning at the Woolwich Township Building.

Please drop off your donations on Thursday, Nov. 24 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. They will also have a tent at the Holiday Village to drop off toys.


There has been a change in the holiday activities schedule. The Annual Woolwich Holiday Parade and Annual Tree Lighting will both be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. Free crafts, games, snacks, and rides for the entire family.

New for 2016 is the Holiday Village at Locke Ave Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Community based businesses, groups, churches, and organizations are invited to participate for free.

We want the entire communities of Swedesboro and Woolwich to enjoy this event while leaving their wallets at home. So, there will be no selling of goods or products.

Each village participant will have access to an area around the Holiday Tree, and there will be power should you choose to decorate your canopy. We ask that you have a free activity, giveaway, or handout for participants.

Please go to to download the participation registration form. Forms are due by Nov. 19.

The Holiday Parade starts at the Stratton School parking lot at 5 p.m. and travels down Fredrick Blvd. to High Hill Road to the west entrance of Locke Ave Park. The festive evening will conclude with fireworks starting at 8 p.m.

In the event of rain, the Holiday Village and Tree Lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, while the parade will be canceled. Please check the township website for updates.


If you enjoy decorating your home’s exterior and want to be recognized for your efforts, enter your house in the 1st Annual Swedesboro Woolwich Parks and Recreation Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest! Move with Joanna & Associates will award a gift card prize for each category.

The categories for the home decorating contest are: 1) Winter Wonderland-It’s a blizzard of white lights! 2) Clark Griswold – Excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations. 3) Debatable Inflatable – Is it too much or just right?  It’s debatable. (5 or more inflatables required) 4) Reason for the Season – Religious holiday display. 5) Most Christmas Spirit-The more lights and decorations, the merrier!

The address of each entry will be posted on the township website. Entry forms are available on and must be in by Dec. 7. Judging will be from Dec. 9 through the 16.

Please have all lights on from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Homes will be based on curb side appeal only. Winners will be announced on Dec. 19. Questions can be submitted to


Swedesboro and Woolwich residents are invited to a Family Bowling Party on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Wood Lanes in Woodstown from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. We have rented the entire bowling alley so come in the bowling fun for just $9 per person. Cash payment only.

You will get two hours of bowling, shoe rental, a slice of pizza, soda and a cookie. No early registration required; just come to the bowling alley.

Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. so that we can assign bowling lanes more efficiently. Wood Lanes are located at 1173 Route 40, Woodstown. For directions, please call (856)769-8709.

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