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All-male order preserves Hammonton's heritage

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Members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society set up a fence for this month’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival in Hammonton. The society is limited to 50 members, all of whom must be descendants of those who founded it in 1875.

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HAMMONTON - In this community where it is common for volunteer firefighters to serve for more than 50 years, the all-male society that has run the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival for 138 years stands out for its longevity.

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Members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society set up a fence for this month’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival in Hammonton. The society is limited to 50 members, all of whom must be descendants of those who founded it in 1875.