auction prize table and individuals enjoying themselves at the recent community event

Penns Grove Exchange Club hosts fundraiser at Sportsman’s Club – Photo Gallery

Penns Grove — Earlier this month on Saturday September 17th, The Penns grove Exchange Club held an all-you-can-eat crab dinner at the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club to raise funds used for giving back to local community causes by the Club.

This year marks the club’s 70th anniversary for the club. In its 70th year, the local nonprofit is proud and honored that so many throughout the community continue supporting their efforts.

For the 3rd year in a row, the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club has graciously hosted the club’s fundraising crab dinner. The dinner had a tremendous turnout with 250 tickets sold and approximately 300 people in total at the event on Saturday 9/17. Local band “Small Town LowDown” performed throughout the afternoon which was finished with a raffle auction of random prizes and gifts donated by local businesses, families, and individuals.

The Penns Grove Exchange Club gives back to the local community through numerous efforts. These include everything from providing Thanksgiving dinners to families who’ve fallen on rough times, to dropping off Christmas presents with Santa for children & families suffering from traumatic events, to, even, providing annual scholarships to a boy and girl graduating Penns Grove High School helping them pursue a higher education. The annual scholarships are, also, given to a male and female student from Woodstown High School and Pennsville Memorial High School.

The Exchange Club meets each Tuesday night at DiPaolos Restaurant in downtown Penns Grove, New Jersey.

Without the care, love, and thoughtful actions of individuals throughout our Salem County communities like those within the Penns Grove Exchange Club; this small, isolated County can sometimes be quite a harsh place to raise a family.

Check out photos from this month’s Penns Grove Exchange Club’s fundraiser below:



Penns Grove Exchange Club’s Joe Venello selling auction raffle tickets


The 11 acre, semi-natural Lake Hudson at the Sportsmen’s Club. It was created when the State needed fill dirt for the Route 40 dual lane project in the 60’s and natural spring water began to fill the hole now called Lake Hudson.


Auction items donated by local organizations, families, and members of the community


Seconds? Piling on some more crabs at the “all you can eat” crab dinner fundraiser celebrating the Penns Grove Exchange Club’s 70th year anniversary


Carneys Point Twp. Mayor Joe Racite and Exchange Club Member Steve Loates manning the grills


Local band Small Town Lowdown performs during Penns Grove Exchange Club’s fundraiser


Members of the community enjoy the beautiful day at the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club


Small Town Lowdown lead singer Charlie Boucher


Members of the public enjoy their time & some humor from a smartphone


Penns Grove Exchange Club event helper Bob (left) spices up his plate


Young boys enjoying the beautiful weather at the Sportsmen’s Club


“Smile, you are on candid camera!”


Exchange Club member Jim Thompson (far right) converses with others at the fundraiser


Event attendees enjoying their crab dinners


9.17 Penns Grove Exchange Club fundraising event


Raffle auction prize tables


Mayor Joe Racite with fellow Exchange Club member Steve Loates



Exchange Club members cleaning up as the dinners winds down


Photo of the packed fundraising event


Side tent at the event on Sat. Sept. 17


Community members catching up at the event earlier this month


The News of Salem County would like to thank the Penns Grove Exchange Club for all they do!


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