‘Clean Comedy’ Event Raises Funds for Camden County Residents to Attend College

(MARCH 2016 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT)

Camden, NJ – Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity, Inc. (Camden County OEO) is hosting a Clean Comedy Contest on April 15, 2016 to start a scholarship fund to help low income Camden County residents a3end college or trade school.

Designed as an evening full of laughs and to showcase the talents of upand-coming local comedians, the event will be held at the historic Sco8sh Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, at 7:30 p.m., in Collingswood, NJ. Hosting and serving as special guest comedian is Chinni3a “Chocolate” Morris.

“The Clean Comedy Contest is the first event of its kind for Camden County OEO to host. We look forward to having a night of laughter, while simultaneously raising funds to help residents pay for the costs of college and trade school tuition,” said Arnold N. Byrd, Executive Director of Camden County OEO.  Camden County OEO, a private, non-profit agency dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged individuals and families in Camden County to achieve self-sufficiency through a range of programs and services, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Audience Serve as Judges   Through their responses to the various comedians, members of the audience will serve as the judges in the fund-raising contest, which will award first, second and third place prizes. The prizes include a promotional video, promotional pictures and $100 for the final place competing comedians, respectively.

 Proceeds Benefit Camden County Residents   Proceeds from the event will create the scholarship fund to help low-income Camden County residents a3end college or trade school to obtain skilled jobs or employment promotions. Because of the high rate of poverty in the City of Camden, 60% of the scholarship grantees will be Camden City residents.

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