By: Jaina Louise Winston, Writer / Follow South Jersey Community Services Intern
HOPEWELL, N.J. — On December 1, the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize its community heroes during an awards celebration held outdoors at a drive-in event. The Chamber of Commerce is recognizing businesses and community leaders with the Salute to Businesses and Industry Awards that were announced earlier this year.
The ceremony will be held in the parking lot of Cumberland Mutual in Hopewell. Upon arrival, dinner will be served to guests in their respective vehicles. Guests will then be escorted to reserved parking spots, where attendees can set up spaces with chairs and tables or remain in their cars. As recipients receive their awards, noise makers, blinking lights, and honking of horns are encouraged to acknowledge Cumberland County’s Community Heroes.
Presentations will be shown on stage through a high-definition screen where all of the evening’s presentations can be seen live. The presentations will include video introductions, photos, and clips from hep-themed movies. To listen, guests will be asked to connect to tune in via their car’s radio.
Guests must register before attending the event. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased here. Guests are asked to adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions and safety guidelines – including social distancing and mask wearing – throughout the event. If you are unable to attend, the Chamber’s Community Hero Awards will be available to watch on Channel 22.
You can find a list of all the people and businesses who will be recognized as part of the ceremony here.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.