Festive Holiday Season for Swedesboro & Woolwich

(HeadingC.eps)WOOLWICH TWP. — The Swedesboro Woolwich Parks and Recreation Committee is busy planning a festive holiday season.

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.

The goal is for 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.

The Holiday Parade starts at the Stratton School parking lot at 5 p.m. and travels down Fredrick Boulevard 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 woolwichtwp.org and must be in by Dec. 7. Judging will be from Dec. 9 through Dec. 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.

Swedesboro and Woolwich residents are invited to a Family Bowling Party on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Wood Lanes in Woodstown from 11:30-1:30 p.m. The entire bowling alley is rented so come for 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 is required. Just come to the bowling alley. Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. so that bowling lanes can be assign more efficiently.

Wood Lanes are located at 1173 Route 40, Woodstown. For directions, please call (856)769-8709.

For information about any event, please visit www.Woolwichtwp.org Parks and Recreation page.

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