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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is proud to announce Glassboro VFW Post 679 has been selected as a 2018 National Outstanding Community Service Post.

VFW Post 679 was specifically named for the support and education of our veteran community, including weekly PTSD groups, social events for veterans’ care facilities, hosting bingo and pizza parties at the Vineland Veterans Home, as well as support for Veterans Haven through the collection of clothing and needed goods. Post 679 also honors the local police department and fire department through donations and luncheons, and the local school district by promoting Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen. They also support the Glassboro Little League and Midget Football. They provide local veterans and their families a modern, maintained post with a safe and friendly environment to socialize and gather.

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The 14th Annual Glassboro Car Show & Food Truck Festival drives into Glassboro August 31, 2018. Thousands of car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey.

The Annual Car show drives into Glassboro on August 31, 2018.  For the 14th year in a row, car enthusiasts will gather in Glassboro, New Jersey at the 2018 Glassboro Car Show & Food truck Festival, the premier car show in South Jersey.  The viewing area will be in Downtown Glassboro and the Town Square. An anticipated 4,000 attendees will have the opportunity to view over 350 vehicles while listening to live music, racing scale slot cars, listening to DJ Pepper Paul 92.1 and the Olde City Band, and enjoying the best food trucks and local cold craft beer.

“We are thrilled to move the car show into Downtown Glassboro which will allow us to evolve The Car Show and Food Truck Festival into a larger festival experience for car enthusiasts,” said Councilman Andrew Halter.   “Our attendees wanted to see more cars, vendors, giveaways, interactive features, food and entertainment, however our previous locations were limiting to build those types of experiences.  The new location gives us the flexibility and space to do everything the show’s fans are asking for and to show off the redeveloped Downtown Glassboro with all of our new businesses and stunning Town Square.”

Details, vendor and vehicle registration, entertainment, and more at https://www.glassboro.org/car-show-2018

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Glassboro has commissioned a bronze Glassblower Sculpture and created an art festival to commemorate our namesake industry.

“We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities.” said Mayor John E. Wallace III. “Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents’ lives but also bringing visitors from around the region.”

This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metal-smiths, and woodworkers, plus a multitude of other hand-crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and artisanship right before your eyes!  

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Glassboro's Annual Unity Day has become CommUnity Day!

“Every resident of Glassboro plays a part in making our great borough the diverse, forward moving, and culturally rich place that it is. I am proud of this yearly commitment to the community from our local businesses and organizations,” said Councilman Andrew Halter.  “Community Day continues to inspire unity in Glassboro and encourage people to get involved.”

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Glassboro's Heroes to be honored with Military flyover on Memorial Day

The Glassboro Memorial Day parade committee is thrilled to announce they have requested and have received pending approval for an Air Force fighter jet flyover on Memorial Day, Monday May 28th. The F16 jets will be flown by the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City and will soar over the Glassboro war memorial located in the new town square at the corner of High and Main and continue over the parade route as it approaches downtown.

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After 17 years of service to Glassboro, Mayor Leo McCabe retires to make way for the next generation of leadership.


“Mayor McCabe’s outstanding professional contribution to Glassboro is measured by the many and varied infrastructure improvements he has handled, the steady investment in services, equipment and buildings; his commitment to providing excellent efficiency and service for Glassboro residents, and the numerous high quality developments added during his tenure as mayor,” said incoming Mayor John E. Wallace III. “His leadership and guidance have left the Borough well- positioned for the future.”

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Sculpture of Former Glassboro Mayor Alvin Shpeen Donated to Town Square by Demountable Concepts, Inc

“Former Glassboro Mayor, Alvin Shpeen’s dedication and vision created the groundwork for our revitalization and what has become the new standard in suburban living and a model for cities nationwide,” said Glassboro Councilman John E. Wallace III. “That is why this statue belongs in this location, directly across from his previous office -- to remind us, no matter how much we have to overcome, just what it is that leadership requires; just what it is that citizenship requires. Alvin Shpeen would have turned 87 years old this July. We do well by placing a statue of him here. But we can do no greater honor to his memory than to carry forward the power of his vision and a dedication to our residents.”

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Do you hear what I hear? Santa Claus is coming to town to light up the tree in Downtown Glassboro!

“The Tree Lighting Ceremony is the perfect time for kids of all ages to come and experience all that our beautiful downtown has to offer as we officially kick off the holiday season,” Councilwoman Anna Miller says. “There are great activities planned for this year that you won’t want to miss. Please be sure to bring a Toy-for-a-Tot and canned food for those less fortunate.” Put it on your calendar and you better be good for goodness sakes!

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