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NEWS: June, 2012

by Editorial Staff--Suburban Family Magazine

$11.6 million: Total value of scholarships awarded to Delran’s Holy Cross High School graduating class this year—an average of about $6,500 per student. Of the 178 graduates, 98 percent are heading off to higher education, and two students will serve their country in the Armed Forces.

Whole Foods Market is launching a multi-year partnership with the Camden Children’s Garden, which will provide the popular family destination with support for its many programs, children’s projects and one-acre expanse of food-producing vegetable gardens. The local nonprofit was selected by Whole Foods Market Regional Leadership this month for the “Team Build to Launch” partnership, which will also help expand the area’s budding community gardens in urban spaces.

6: The number of museums you can now visit for free, thanks to a new museum pass program at the Mount Laurel Library. Library cardholders can check out passes to Battleship New Jersey, Garden State Discovery Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Arboretum, National Liberty Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for up to four days, which includes entrance for multiple visitors. Some passes even throw in discounts at the gift shop, so you can bring home something nice. For more info, contact the library at (856) 234-7319 or visit their website at MtLaurel.lib.nj.us.

Peaches are a summer staple in South Jersey, but do you ever wonder what happens to the bruised ones? Usually, about 1 million pounds of peaches each year end up in landfills because they weren’t perfect enough to sell. But now, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Campbell Soup, and the local farmer’s cooperative Eastern Propak want to change that by sending the “imperfect” peaches to Campbell Soup in Camden. In turn, Campbell’s will produce 63,000 to 69,000 jars of peach salsa each year to be sold by the food bank to local grocery stores and farmers markets.

Cinnaminson native and Holy Cross High School alum Stephen Kasprzyk will compete in the Olympics in London this summer as a member of the Men’s Eight U.S. Rowing Team. Kasprzyk won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games last year and has racked up quite a few medals at international rowing competitions.

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 4 (June, 2012).
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