Taste of the Town
The annual Taste of the Town is held every year in the Hammonton High School gymnasium. About two dozen local restaurants serve their signature dishes. The event also includes student entertainment and a Chinese auction.
Recycling Central is held every September at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel grounds at Third and French streets. A mobile paper shredding unit will be onsite to provide safe, secure shredding of documents. Residents and businesses are encouraged to shred unwanted documents. Receipts for tax purposes will be provided. Several other community organizations — including the Hammonton Lions Club, the Atlantic County Library System’s Hammonton Branch, Migrant Worker Outreach and Hammonton High School’s Green Earth Club — participate in the event, held in conjunction with Hammonton’s Green Weekend.
The following events help raise vital funds for the Hammonton Education Foundation to support the grants awarded to our local school system.
Taste of the Town
The Taste of the Town is held each year in the Hammonton High School gymnasium. About two dozen local restaurants serve their signature dishes. The event also includes student entertainment and a Chinese auction. Taste of the Town has raised more than $125,000 to enhance the education of our children. To buy tickets or for more information, call Lori at (609) 839-6502 or Jaime at (609) 839-9527..
"Cultivating our Blues, From Seeds of Learning to Fruits of Knowlege"
A wood and metal rendering, the Blueberry Bush is permanently mounted on the High School's Performing Arts Foyer wall. Displaying leaves, blueberry clusters, trunks, and foundation rocks, these features are engraved with the names or sentiments of project donors.
This theme, "Cultivating our Blues," celebrates Hammonton's most renowned crop and traditional school color. Each "Blue" represents growth and vitality in its own realm of agriculture or education.
HEF's first "green" initiative, part of Hammonton's Green Weekend, features secure paper shredding for personal and commercial use. Donations for use of the secure shredding directly benefit the HEF's various grant-driven projects.
In addition to paper shredding, the HEF coordinates recycling efforts of several other organizations, including the Lions Club, the Green Earth Committee, Wal-Mart, and Goodwill.
The Hammonton Education Foundation awarded $29,666 worth of grants that will fund five projects in the Hammonton School District during the 2017-2018 school year. The foundation has awarded more than $430,000 worth of grants to local schools since its inception in 2003. Visit the grants page for more information.