The salem county Health and Human Services partnered with Mid Atlantic States Career and Education Center to host “Holiday Hoopla” for area seniors and disabled residents. Two dates were offered for participants to register for a dinner and learn how to make a holiday decoration.

The PennsGrove High School FFA Advicsor, Joel Rudderow and nine FFA students led the holiday decoration portion by assisting those who attended in making a green wreath, pine cone wreath, large door swag, or an oblong table centerpiece. The two events also included holiday music, a visit from Santa, and crowning of a Snow King and Snow Queen.

The first workshop was held on December 7, were 43 people attended. The Director Julie Acton and the Freeholder Melissa DeCastro crowed the Snow King Raymond Ford because he was the most seasoned gentleman and Snow Queen Norine Hall because her birthday was closest to Christmas. The entertainment was provided by three members of the Pennsville Memorial High School Choir and the Pennsville Community Performing Arts Troupe.

Last night, December 14, there were 68 attendees. Freeholder Melissa DeCastro crowned Bill Dennis as Snow King because he was the most seasoned gentleman and Snow Queen Sally Sakewitz was crowned because her birthday was closest to Christmas, in fact on December 25.

The entertainment last evening was from the Pennsville Memorial High School Strolling Strings and the Pennsville Community Performing Arts Troupe.