The Woman's Christian Temperance Union has been in existence since 1874 to encourage total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.
Unions of interested women are located in Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland and Mercer Counties. Membership requirements: signing the "pledge" and payment of dues ($10.00 for women, $5.00 for men [honorary members]). We also have 'State Members', who are not near one of the unions. Dues may be mailed to Mrs. Cindy Chance, Treasurer.
Pledge: "I hereby promise, God helping me, to abstain from all distilled, fermented, and malt liquors, including wine, beer, and hard cider, and to employ all proper means to discourage the use of and traffic in the same."
Contests are held in schools between January and March each year for Color Sheets (K - 3rd grade); Poster and Essay (grades 4 - 12) with Division I, grades 4, 5, 6; Division II, grades 7, 8, 9; Division III, grades 10, 11, 12. For more information call the above number or send E-mail.