Camden Mayor and Santa will light Camden Christmas tree at tonight's celebration

20120808_inq_jcamden08z-a
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd said that the county-force plan stemmed from a "current rise in violent activities." The city has recorded 39 homicides this year.

Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd will be hosting the 3rd Annual City of Camden Holiday Celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. today at Fountain Park on the waterfront.

Ceremonies will include the official tree lighting, music, Santa Claus and hot chocolate. The event is open to Camden children, their families and visitors.

WHO:             Mayor Dana L. Redd; Santa Claus

WHAT:          3rd Annual City of Camden Holiday Celebration – Tree Lighting

WHEN:          Saturday, December 8, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Fountain Park, Next to Adventure Aquarium at 1 Riverside Drive

Then next Saturday, another holiday party will take place at Malandra Hall for Camden Children.

Hosted by the city, the Larry Gaines Stop the Violence Organization, the Impact Charity Services and Malik Allen Enterprises, holiday toys will be given out to 200 Camden children ages 1 to 12.

Santa will make an appearance along with former NBA player Malik Allen and Grammy-nominated singer Dania Daniel at the Children’s Holiday Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. at Malandra Hall, 1200 S. Merrimac Rd.

Continue Reading