Galloway Township

Green Teams plan Bag It Day

The Green Teams of Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic are joining forces to hold a regional "BAG IT" Day on April 12.

The purpose of this day is to encourage residents to use reusable bags - reducing the use of plastic bags. Green Team volunteers will distribute free reusable bags at the entrance to major stores to all shoppers. The main benefits of switching to reusable bags are:

Reduce litter in the community.

Save marine animals who are killed when they ingest plastic bags.

Lower costs for businesses.

Send less trash to landfills - plastic bags are not biodegradable.

Reduce the use of oil that produces the plastic to create bags.

South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric, Royal Suites and Merrill Lynch donated reusable bags for this event. Businesses that would like to donate bags or participate should call Mary Crawford at 609-742-7076.

15 vie for Mr. Absegami

Fifteen of Absegami High School's finest young men will compete for the title of Mr. Absegami 2014 at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Performing Arts Center at the school.

The contest is presented by the Class of 2014 and hosted by John Murray. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the senior class, and money raised from the People's Choice Award will be donated to project graduation activities. Formal wear is provided by Men's Wearhouse. Tickets are $10 for advance sale only. Contact Denise Murray or Kim Cramer for tickets at 609-652-1372 or

Oceanville Fire dinner set

Oceanville Fire Company No. 1 will hold a baked ham and fried oyster dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the firehouse, Route 9 and Leeds Point Road.

The cost is $15/adults, $7/children, eat in or take out. Contact

Distracted driving enforcement planned

Galloway Township Police officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign.

From April 1 through 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in behaviors such as talking on handheld cell phones and sending text messages while driving. The slogan of the national campaign is "UDrive. UText. UPay."

The campaign is taking place in April, National Distracted Driving Month.