On FRIDAY NIGHT (9/23) in Paddock Park, the Paddock Farms Civic Association presents MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK featuring BIG HERO 6. Join your friends in the neighborhood for an awesome movie-watching experience under the stars. We'll have candy, drinks and glow sticks for sale and Nolan Painting will be handing out free popcorn. The movie will start at dusk, likely around 7:15-7:30pm. Grab a chair or blanket and meet us on the tennis courts. See you there!!!
We hope everyone is transitioning well to this typically hectic time of year! The Civic Association is back in action, with Movie Night later this month and Oktoberfest in late October. Read below for a few announcements and an important neighborhood alert.
Movie Night in Paddock Park, Friday, September 23rd: Catch Disney's BIG HERO 6 outdoors on the big screen! Bring your chair or blanket and gather on the tennis court just before dusk in Paddock Park for this annual event. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Much thanks to Nolan Painting, who will be giving away free popcorn! Please let us know if you can volunteer some time at the snack table. It will be set up in the rear of the tennis courts. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friends of Daniel Cooper Team for Parkway Run and Walk, Sunday September 25th: Support and celebrate Paddock Farms resident Daniel Cooper’s 11 years of being cancer free. Daniel’s mother Barbara continues their tradition of raising money for CHOP pediatric cancer research and support for survivors. The run/walk is September 25th at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Please register or donate if you can. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or visitwww.parkwayrun.com or www.caringbridge.org/pa/danielcooper
Oakmont Fire Company Open House: Monday, October 10th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Fire education and demonstration for all ages. Stop by and visit your neighborhood volunteer fire company at 23 West Benedict Ave, Havertown.
Oktoberfest—Save the Date: Sunday, October 30th from 3-5pm in Paddock Park. Food, fun and music! If you are a homebrewer and wish to offer tastings, please email us at email@example.com. Volunteers and ideas are needed! The Eagles are scheduled to play in Dallas at 8:30pm, so there’s no reason to miss this year!
Gift from Kelly Music for Life: Our friends at Kelly Music for Life, hosts of the Park Summer Concert Series, Haverford Music Fest and Spring Fest, donated $100 to our Park Improvement Fund as they had a surplus at the end of the Summer Concert Series. We’ve raised over $750 this season for the fund. The Park Improvement Committee will be regrouping shortly to narrow down a list of initiatives. Send us an email if you are interested in joining the committee.
Neighborhood Alert: Suspicious activity was reported in the Paddock Farms Neighborhood on Monday 9/12. The Havertown Community Page on Facebook reported two attempted break-ins in the Lynnewood Section (area between Lawrence Road and Manoa Shopping Center). The resulting conversation brought attention to a suspicious man riding a bike throughout the Paddock Farms Neighborhood at both 11:15am and 4:30pm. The individual was reportedly riding slowly and looking up driveways and now appears to be a person of interest by Haverford Township Police Department in connection with an attempted break-in at Grasslyn and Colfax. All of this highlights the need to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. Please call 911 to report and The HTPD will be notified. Always be sure to lock your house and car and close your garage door.
See you in the park on Saturday! The 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park is tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th from 11am-1pm.We’ve got a park full of fun with field games, pony rides, a bounce house, face painting, a magician and music from DJ Joe. The Shack will be selling hot dogs, chips, pretzels, candy, soda, water and Rita’s Water Ice. Tickets are required for the pony rides and the bounce house. Tickets will be sold under the tent near The Shack. Please purchase your tickets before getting in line for these attractions. The festivities kick off at 11am with an Oakmont Fire Co-led parade from Merrybrook Circle, down Colfax and Woodleigh and into the park. Decorate your bike, scooters, wagons and strollers to compete for a “Best Of” award. We’ll gather in Merrybrook Circle starting at 10:45am and be sure to get your American Flag. The weather will be awesome!
Please, please, please sign up to volunteer for a short, 30 minute shift! Many spots remain unfilled and we need your help!You’ll still have time to enjoy the festivities, while lending a helping hand to ensure the event runs smoothly. Setup, shack and ticket booth help, field games help, clean up and other spots all need to be filled. Visit our SignUpGenius webpage to grab a volunteer spot: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48a5ab23a4f85-2016. Thanks to all of our volunteers!!!
We are just days aways from the 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park, this Saturday, June 25th from 11am-1pm. First and foremost, we are desperately seeking volunteers--we need your help as 35 of the 38 shift slots remain unfilled! Please sign up for a 30-45 minute shift to help make sure our largest event of the year is a huge success. Visit our SignUpGenius website and quickly signup using a name and email: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48a5ab23a4f85-2016 Responsible teenagers are encouraged to sign up. Help is needed in the following areas:
Distribute flags before parade
Serve food at The Shack
Serve water ice
Sell tickets for pony rides and bounce house
Lead or assist with field games
Help at temporary tattoo station
SATURDAY EVENT DETAILS: The festivities kick off with a parade led by our friends at Oakmont Fire Company. Gather in Merrybrook Circle starting at 10:45am. The parade will start at 11am and travel down Colfax and Woodleigh Roads and up the road into the park. Awards will be presented shortly after the parade concludes and be given to the best decorated bike, scooter, stroller and wagon. The park will feature pony rides, a bounce house, field games, face painting, a magician and music from Joe the DJ. Hot dogs, pretzels, water ice, chips, candy, soda, water will be sold at The Shack. Pony rides and the bounce house will require tickets that will be sold next to The Shack. You’ll need to purchase tickets before standing in line for the pony rides and bounce house. Please remember to bring cash. The face paining is free and will be staged at the pavilion along with our magician and tattoo station. Field games will begin at 11:45am in the field near The Shack. The event will wind down at 1pm. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!!!
10:45-11:00am: Gather in Merrybrook Circle for parade (Colfax and Merrybrook); American Flags will be handed out
11:00am: Parade begins (down Colfax, Woodleigh and up the road into the park)
11:15am: Best decorated awards will announced by DJ, winners photos will be taken by fence near The Shack
11:45am: Field Games begin in field near The Shack; 3-4 different games will be played, with 3 different age groupings
12:45-1:00pm: Clean up begins, event ends at 1:00pm
PARK CONCERT WRAP-UP: We had a fantastic turnout and great weather for the Jeffrey Gaines concert that was held in Paddock Park this past Saturday. Around 200 adults, young adults and kids packed around the pavilion for a lovely evening of live music. You’ll find photos on Facebook and a video capturing some of the magic as Jeffrey allowed some young performers play air guitar alongside him. Members of the PFCA, Park Improvement Committee and other volunteers sold concessions to fundraise for the Park Improvement Fund. In addition, we held a 50/50 raffle where the winner, Lianna Cervo, daughter of John Cervo donated all but $1 of her nearly $200 winnings back to Improvement Fund! It was a tremendous act of generosity and will not be forgotten! Thank you! All in all, we raised $657 at the concert! Please support the local businesses that donated for our cause: Tony Roni’s of Havertown, Krispy Kreme, Havertown Beverage and Giant Food Stores. Philly Soft Pretzel of Broomall extended a discount to us. Thank you to our concession sponsors, the event coordinators Kelly Music for Life and the concert volunteers and sponsors--Adam Mechanical, Nolan Painting, Oakmont Pub, Gutter Helmet, iRadio Philly and Haverford Township Civic Council. And let’s not forget, thank you to all who attended! It’s always wonderful to pair a great time with a great cause! Three more summer park performances remain throughout the Township. Visit: http://kellymusicforlife.org/events/concert-in-the-park/ for details and tickets.