The 3-year-old class at Little Friends School in Hamilton enjoyed a visit from the Mercerville Fire Department. The fireman taught the children about fire safety including Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll.

Pictured above are Dani Seidner, Keshav Kodigepalli, Xyla Johnson, Sam Guagliardo, Jeremiah Figueroa, Nicholas Bijaczyk, Jude Hodgson, Emma Badowski, Emily Rondinelli and Penelope Sheehan.

Deadline for St. Josaphat bake sale orders Nov. 25

The deadline for ordering traditional homemade foods and baked goods from the annual Christmas Bazaar at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainain Catholic Church is Nov. 25.

The annual event offers pierogies, stuffed cabbage, poppyseed rolls, fruit rolls and cookies to be picked up Dec. 7 and 8 at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainain Catholic Church Hall, 1195 Deutz Avenue in Hamilton. To place an order, calling (609) 585-7863 or (609) 499-1029. For more information, email

Pictured above are (front) Angelina Celso, Grace Hoppe, Kaden Christie, Pann Aung, Joshua Garcia, Cameron Lewis, (back) Mason Davila, Dereck Chacon-Thomas, Ralph Milien, Ethan Rosario, Giuseppe Celso, Adriana Ajtum Petz, Esiyah Davis, Mali Keo and Christopher Ixpertay.

Kuser welcomes buddy bench

The Hamilton Township Fire Department 84/284 Union donated and installed a buddy bench for Kuser Elementary School Oct. 16, 2018. Janet Robinson and Nykia Peterson’s preschool class celebrated the new addition.

The goal of a buddy bench is to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Kuser Elementary School principal Roberto Kesting said the bench serves as a representation of Kuser’s 2018-19 school theme, “Today is Your Day to Make a Difference.”

Pictured above are Hamilton Elks Special Children’s Committee Golf Coordinator Bill Sabo, Special Children’s Committee Chairperson Linda Golden, event honoree Serenity Harper with her mother, Terri Harper, along with Hamilton Elks Exalted Ruler Rose Romaine.

Elks help special needs children

The Hamilton Elks recently held their annual Robert D. Foley Memorial Golf Tournament, with proceeds benefiting special needs children in the community. Approximately 70 golfers participated in a round of golf, followed by dinner and prizes at the lodge facility.