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Holland Day Returns to Milford

Holland Day returns to the Riegel Ridge Community Center on 519 on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 1:00PM to 9:00PM. This year’s Holland day features their local community festival, green fair, fireworks and car show.

In addition to the traditional, food, games, and bounce houses always found at Community Day, there will be a new Pyro-Musical Fireworks display. There will also be the Holland Green Fair, and a car show from noon to 3 p.m.

It starts at 1 p.m. at the Riegel Ridge Community Center on Route 519. Fireworks from Celebration Fireworks take place around 8 p.m., featuring a show choreographed to a custom music soundtrack. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 10.

Admission is free to this yearly chance for residents to celebrate their community. As always, neighbors from other municipalities are welcomed.

The Holland Township Community Emergency Response Team will hold a relief drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey at Community Day. Attendees can donate travel-size personal care items that will be packaged into kits for distribution in Texas and Louisiana, including personal Messages of Hope.

Children’s kits will include donated small boxes of crayons, drawing paper, and coloring books, with messages from children at the Holland Township School. Pet supplies will also be collected. A list of needed items is available at www.hollandtownshipnj.gov

In a Community Day tradition, local clubs will be offering food and other fair favorites as a fund-raiser, so those attending can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and other choices while helping a good cause.

After a great success last year, the Riegel Ridge Rams will again be hosting Bubble Soccer on the football field from 1-6 p.m., with a contribution of $10 per player.

Kids can wear themselves out at attractions such as bounce houses and slides, then sit still for a few minutes for face painting. Cheerleaders from grade school through Delaware Valley Regional High will display their skills.

The Holland Township Library will once again be selling books, with hundreds of titles to choose from. Firetrucks and ambulances will be displayed by the Holland Volunteer Fire Company and Milford-Holland Rescue Squad.

For the second year, the day will feature the Holland Green Fair sponsored by the Holland Environmental Commission and the Sustainable Jersey Green Team.

There will be maps of preserved land in Holland, books and displays on Holland’s rich history, information on plans for the new Holland Park, and the latest on the proposed PennEast gas pipeline.

As in years past, kids will get the chance to win prizes as they cast fishing lures into pools that highlight why storm water must be kept clean because it flows directly into streams. Solar panels will be on display, and there will also be a rain barrel demonstration showing how captured storm water can be used to water flower or vegetable gardens.

Admission is free.

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