Absecon raising funds for breast cancer awareness

The City of Absecon’s Community Affairs Committee is raising funds to purchase a breast cancer awareness memorial/honor bench this spring.

The bench is to be pink powder-coated steel and include a 4-by-6-inch stainless plaque. The location of the bench has yet to be determined, but it is to be placed in a visible area. The bench will cost about $800.

Any money left over from the purchase of the bench will be donated to Gilda’s Club. The providing company also will donate $50 to the organization. Donors are asked to include suggestions for the engraving.

The committee asks that donations be mailed to c/o Councilwoman Kim Horton, Municipal Complex, 500 Mill Road, Absecon, NJ 08201. For more information, call Horton at 609-641-6150 or JoAnn Elco at 609-646-4490.

Education Foundation to hold Stages Festival event

The Absecon Education Foundation will host a performance of “Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories” by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance on March 22 at the Absecon Schools Complex Cafeteria.

The performance is part of the Stages Festival, an annual statewide program that offers free and discounted performances, workshops and events. Admission is free, and students who attend will receive homework passes. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the performance will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Proceeds support Absecon schools. For more information, call Janice Clarke at 609-641-5375, ext. 1017.