[video] 4th Annual Cow Run 10 Miler 2017 date set

The 2017 Cow Run 10 Miler will be Sunday, October 1. Get off your duff and start training so you can run with the cows! Find out more here.

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MLK Essay Contest Winners – Topic: John Rock

MLK Essay Contest Winners – Topic: John Rock

The 2017 Salem MLK Community Breakfast was sponsored by Mt. Pisgah AME Church.

Stand Up For Salem proudly partners with the church and Salem City Schools to recognize the winners of the annual essay contest.

Three of the four overall winners are shown in this photograph.

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Stand Up For Salem and Friends 2016

Enjoy video of Stand Up for Salem's 2016 highlights.

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Salem Oak largest white oak tree in New Jersey

Salem Oak largest white oak tree in New Jersey

It's taken several hundred years, but the mighty Salem Oak has made it to No. 1.

The landmark tree on West Broadway is now ranked as the largest white oak tree in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

But being ranked No. 1 in the state did come at a price. What had once been declared the largest white oak in the state in Freehold, Monmouth County, died last year, according to NJDEP Spokesman Larry Hajna.

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100 Years of Mannington Mills

100 Years of Mannington Mills

Having only worked for Stand Up For Salem for a year, my history with Mannington Mills is short. I never knew Johnny Campbell, only that he was one of the founders of Stand Up For Salem Inc. because of his great love for a community that was already in some distress even in the late 1980’s.

Keith Campbell has followed in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one; not just making Mannington Mills a major player in American industry, but keeping his family’s commitment of noblesse oblige by being honorable, responsible, and generous, freely donating time and financial resources to others.

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Annual Dinner & Live Auction to benefit Salem Main Street

Annual Dinner & Live Auction to benefit Salem Main Street

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - Buy your tickets or sign up for a sponsorship now.

Join us and Keynote Speaker Keith Campbell at our Annual Dinner Fundraiser celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Manning Mills at the Washington Club located at 72 N. Virginia Avenue in Penns Grove, NJ.

The event will start at 6 PM. Tickets are $45, and tables of 8 are available as are sponsorship opportunities.

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Lights on at the Penney’s Building

Lights on at the Penney’s Building

For the last 18 years the JC Penney Building has sat forlornly on the corner of E. Broadway and Walnut. Many a resident has asked a staff member of SUFS about the building, which was tied up with a private owner who chose to use it as a warehouse for printing equipment.

In the spring of 2016, with the passing of the owner his widow eagerly sold the building to SUFS.

In the time that I have been with SUFS, one of the most expressed concerns of residents has been the future of Salem City’s young adults, particularly those that have dropped out of the school system. At SUFS we felt that the old Penney’s building would make a great youth education center for the future of our children.

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Kids + Bikes + Learn & Fun

Kids + Bikes + Learn & Fun

This summer Stand Up For Salem hosted their first ever youth program in partnership with the Salem Family Success Center. The pilot program started in late June and ran the middle of August for 18 children aged 7-14.

SUFS was thrilled to find a wonderful program director this summer; Ms. Krishore Holloway, an college senior working toward her degree in Social Services at Cumberland County College.

Krishore developed curriculum in literacy and math skills based on hands on bicycle construction and repair, but found a serious need for instruction in prosocial behavioral skills which she provided.

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