Congratulations to the Melton family of Hamilton Township on being named the Family Service Association 2014 Family of the Year.

Family Service Association is a non-profit organization in Egg Harbor Township with a goal to strengthen individuals and families so that they can meet the challenges of modern life in positive and constructive ways.

In naming the Melton family as the winner of their 2014 Henry West Family of the Year Award, Family Service Association spokesperson Lynn Caterson was quoted by Shore News Today as saying, "this family consistently acts as a role model for families in their church, local cities and area schools".

Gary Melton, Sr. is an Atlantic City school teacher, local coach and Pastor of the New Harvest Fellowship Church in Mizpah. His wife, Vicky, is an Atlantic County probation officer. The couple have four children.

The Melton family will receive their award Saturday September 27th between 11a-3p, during the Family Service Association's  "Touch-a-Truck event at the Cardiff Shopping Center, 6718 Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township.