Parents Invincible, Camden Mayor Celebrates Parents at Thanksgiving Event


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CAMDEN — The nonprofit Parents Invincible held its inaugural Thanksgiving Banquet Friday, Nov. 19, as 20 local families joined Mayor Vic Carstarphen and other community leaders in the spirit of giving and celebration.

The event, held at the Stars Adult Medical Daycare Center Hall, included food, music and plenty of goodwill as families enjoyed fellowship while going home with turkeys for their own private Thanksgiving dinners.

Camden City Councilmen Angel Fuentes and Chris Collins along with Camden School Board President Waseem Muhammad addressed parents along with Carstarphen and shared their reflections on the year.

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“This event was about giving back and letting parents in our community know that we see their hard work and appreciate their trust in our advocacy efforts on their behalf,” Shirley Irizarry, executive director of Parents Invincible said in a statement.

The attendees were entertained by Liss LDG, Rez LDG, Lola Diamonds and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Parents Invincible gave out Distinguished Parent Awards were to several parents for their consistent involvement in their children’s schools and surrounding community.

The evening concluded with families enjoying a dance party with music provided by DJ Kiko and taking home turkeys for their own Thanksgiving dinner.

Parents Invincible says it seeks to be viewed as representing parents across the entire city, regardless of school type. The organization supports all high-quality schools: District, Renaissance, Charter, Vocational, and Parochial.

Parents Invincible says believes in school choice and respects parents’ decisions. The organization said its job is to make sure they have access and information to make the best-informed choice in a high-quality school.

Here are photos from the event:

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