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Civic News

All events and meetings are tentative and are based on restrictions and precautions related to COVID-19 being lifted.
Civic news is due Thursday at 5 p.m. the week before publication.  Any announcements, changes in meeting times and locations can be submitted directly to The Gazette via email to
The Gazette is in the process of reorganizing the Civic News section.  If you would like your organization’s meetings included please email

Wednesday, September 28
The Historic Preservation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Hammonton Town Hall, 100 Central Ave.


Monday, October 3
Hammonton Community Garden & Green Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, third floor meeting room or online (as COVID-19 precaution when needed).  September meeting will be held on September 6 due to the holiday (Monday meetings move to Tuesday when there’s a holiday).  In-person meetings may be moved online as COVID-19 impacts our community.  Email hammontongreen committee@ with any questions.

Wednesday, October 5
The Hammonton Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. at Hammonton Town Hall, located at 100 Central Ave.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Chapter 66 will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the DAV Hall, located at 446 S. Egg Harbor Rd.

Friday, October 7
Masons M.B. Taylor Lodge 141 F. & A.M. will hold its dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., with regular communication at 7:30 p.m., at the Lodge, located on 205 Central Ave.


Tuesday, October 11
The Hammonton Lake Water Quality will meet at 7 p.m. at Hammonton Town Hall, 100 Central Ave.

Wednesday, October 12
The Hammonton Environmental Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Hammonton Town Hall, 100 Central Ave. 


Thursday, October 13
The Hammonton School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Hammonton High School Library.


Other Events 
The Hammonton Canoe Club is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come on out and join us for the following programs: On Thursday, September 22 at 11 a.m. Jonathan Malinski Conversation Police Officer of NJ on the subject of Fish and Wildlife. A lunch will be served. Asking for a $4 donation. On Tuesday, September 27 having Bingo at noon. Bingo cards are $1 each. Sponsored by Royal Suite. A lunch will be served. Please call if you plan to attend (609) 567-4341.


The Kiwanis Club of Hammonton is sponsoring the 46th Annual Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. (rain date will be Thursday, October 27).  The parade will originate at Orchard St. and Egg Harbor Rd. and then proceed up Bellevue Ave. to the Atlantic County Human Services building.  Three marching bands are expected to participate in addition to several floats.  Robert. J. Schenk is chairman.  As in the past, the parade will be judged and the Hammonton Kiwanis Club will provide cash prizes.  Anyone interested in entering a float or group contact Schenk at (609) 517-4614 (SJ Laundry during normal business hours).  Individual participants will be registered and assembled at Orchard St. and N. Egg Harbor Rd. at 6 p.m. on the evening of the parade.  They do not have to pre-register just sign in.

The Hammonton Ladies Social Group is meeting bi-weekly.    Visit their Facebook page called Hammonton Ladies Social Group where you can join and become a member.   There are regular posts for meeting times and dates and announcements for planned events with details.  If you are not on Facebook, you are still welcome to join, please contact Debbie Shain at

The Hammonton Senior Citizen Nutrition Center at 310 Belleview Avenue is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Seniors need to be 60 years or older of age and need to register with Atlantic County at the nutrition site. Masks are optional.  A $1 donation is suggested.  If you wish to join the Nutrition Site please register first at the center. For further questions call Darlene, site manager, at (609) 567-3200, ext. 6537.

The Hammonton Good Samaritan Center will hold dinners on Wednesdays.  Dinners are free of charge with curbside pickup only from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 310 Bellevue Avenue parking lot.  Weekly meals will be posted on Hammonton Family Success Center Facebook page via Eventbrite or calling the center by Tuesday at 3 p.m. at (609) 567-2900.

An addiction support group will meet every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 310 Bellevue Avenue.  The meetings are open to anyone affected by addiction.  For more information email or call or text Gary at (609) 727-2763.