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  • Writer's pictureKristin Guglietti

First HEF Ladies Night event a success


HAMMONTON—The Hammonton Education Foundation raised more than $14,000 during the sold out Ladies Night event on May 10 at Elvins Fire Hall.


The money raised during the event will help fund special projects and needs in the Hammonton School District.


Ladies had a chance to win designer bags while playing Bingo.


Many local businesses and individuals donated the designer bags, door prizes and raffle prizes.


The grand prize was a Louis Vuitton bag donated by Robert Capoferri.


There were also raffles to win different gift certificates from local restaurants, hair products, olive oil and more.


Teachers at the event also had a chance to win a $250 classroom grant, which they can use for anything they need for their classroom.


Hammonton Education Foundation Trustee and Early Childhood Education Center Physical Education teacher Amy Heggan helped organize the event.


“We did this in place of our Taste of the Town event. We did a different spin. We wanted an in-person event to get more people out and about,” Heggan said.


During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Taste of the Town event was canceled and then for the past couple years the event gave ticket holders coupons to use at restaurants.


Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the community came together to taste samples from more than two dozen area restaurants and businesses.


The Ladies Night event was created to bring the community back together in one room.


Hammonton Education Foundation President Roseann Struble said it’s nice to see everybody.


“It’s nice that everybody wanted an in-person event. It’s just nice to be able to see everybody,” Struble said.


Heggan said the idea for Ladies Night came about after seeing the success of other organizations hosting similar events.


Hammonton Education Foundation Trustee and Hammonton High School English and Journalism teacher Stacy Gerst helped check Bingo boards and gave out extra Bingo cards for those who wanted to purchase them.


“I’ve never been to any event like this before, so I’m curious to watch it play out,” Gerst said.


Before starting a game of Bingo, Hammonton Education Foundation Trustee and Chief of Police Kevin Friel thanked the sponsors who helped make the event possible.


The following are gold sponsors: All Vinyl Fencing, Macrie Brothers Blueberry Farm and NJM Insurance Group.


The following are silver sponsors:

Calderone Property Services, Dance Magic and Lexa Concrete.


The following are bronze sponsors:

Crescent Service, LLC, Kramer Beverage, Porretta Builders, RCS Advanced Accounting & Payroll and Tales of the Olive.

For more information about the Hammonton Education Foundation, visit their website hefonline.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @hefonline.

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