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Hi Everyone,
The Annual ESCA meeting was last night and I just want to thank all of you who came. For those of you who didn't make it; here is a recap of what was discussed.

The Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team spoke to us about their organization. They brought some of their dogs for us to meet. The group has met with over 6500 people over the course of the past year in settings ranging from the Cherry Hill library reading group to organizations working with girls coming out of human trafficking situations. They regularly visit patients at Jefferson, the homeless in Camden and seniors in nursing homes. They go out in teams so that in the event of a crisis, the dogs and handlers are used to each other and can respond as a unified team. If you are involved with a group that you feel would benefit from a visit with these amazing dogs, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the group.

Members of the Cherry Hill Community Policing Department and Chief William Monaghan also attended the meeting. They stressed the importance of having an open line of communication with our association. The civic association receives a report each month listing criminal activity in our neighborhood. If there is a flare up of activity, we share this information via email and the newsletter to our residents. Please make sure if you see something suspicious or anything that in your gut, you feel just isn't right - call them. The non-emergency number is 856-665-1200 - take a minute and put this into your contacts on your phone. If there is a true emergency, call 911. They respond to ALL calls. As of October, all Cherry Hill officers have body cameras to protect all involved in police interactions.

Event dates for this year - mark your calendars!

  • Park Clean up   - Saturday, April 1st at 8:30 am. Weather permitting. We will be cleaning up in preparation for the Egg Hunt the following weekend.
  • Erlton Egg Hunt   - Saturday, April 8th at 10 am in the park. Rain date, Sunday, April 9th at noon.
  • Independence Parade   - Monday, July 3rd at 7pm. (same night as the Haddonfield fireworks)
  • Yard Sale   - Tentatively set for Saturday, September 23rd. (we are considering doing it in the park!) Rain date September 24th
  • Halloween in the park   - Tuesday, October 31st at 4:30 pm.
  • Holiday Party   - Sunday, December 3rd from 3-6pm location to be determined.
  • Kid's Christmas   - TBD - this event may be cancelled due to poor attendance over the past several years.
Note that without an increase in involvement and membership, we may have to cancel some of the events listed. We are a neighborhood of over 500 home and we work very hard to keep all residents informed about topics that affect our community. Every event is open to all residents regardless of their membership status. That being said, we had 77 paid memberships for 2016 - an all-time low. Dues are only 15.00 per year per household. The money we get through membership dues pays for all our events, the newsletter, our insurance premium (over 900.00 per year) and our post office mailbox address. Please consider paying your dues today. Go to our website,, to access our Paypal link or simply drop a check made payable to ESCA to any officer's home. Susanne - 56 Grant Ave. Dan 117 Edison, Barbara Krowicki 31 Harding or Eve Pappas 35 Conwell Ave.

Rt. 70 - paving and repairs should start in the spring. We will get word on this from the Township as soon as they are notified by NJDOT. Most work will be done in the evenings, but if daytime work occurs and we notice an increase of traffic through the neighborhood, the CHPD will increase their presence in Erlton.

Erlton resident and Councilman Jim Bannar, and Councilman Brian Bauerle communicated a few issues from the Mayor's office. They are committed to making improvements on the Erlton Business Corridor and will solicit input from the ESCA. This will most likely happen after the Rt 70 paving is completed. Jim and Brian will be serving as liaisons to the various civic associations within Cherry Hill and we look forward to the working with them to improve communication between the township and the ESCA.

Your officers for 2017:
  Susanne Bromke - President
  Dan DiRenzo - Vice President
  Eve Pappas - Treasurer

We would like to thank Barbara Krowicki for her dedication to the ESCA. Barb is stepping down from the board later this year in conjunction with her move to Florida. She will be sorely missed and we wish her and her husband, Charlie, all the best!

If you have any questions about the meeting, the ESCA in general or want to get involved - please call me!

Best regards,
Susanne Bromke

Erlton Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

And the winners are ...
  • 1st place   - Dan Kreitzer & Ken Romani of 17 Sheridan Ave
  • 2nd place   - The Turkot Family of 162 Edison Ave
  • 3rd place   - Rocco & Megan Rosado of 51 Conwell Ave
The winners each received gift cards from Chick's Deli and bragging rights for 2016.

There were so many great displays to choose from, and the neighborhood looks so festive!

Thanks for all your efforts, and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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