By RyanK.Smith


aturday may have been gloomy and gray from threats from Hurricane Isaac, but that didn’t stop the good times spirit in Darby Township and Yeadon.

At the historic Nile Swim Club, Delaware County state Sen. Anthony Williams (D-8) held a Family & Friends event for families from the area to spend a free day at the pool complete with food, games, music and free health screenings by Keystone Mercy Health Plan (KMHP).

“This is what the Nile used to look like back in the day,” said club President Kathy Jordan, referring to the crowd that started forming lines to get in at 10 A.M., a full hour before the scheduled start time of 11 AM. “There are over 300 people here with room to spare and they’re all having fun,” Jordan said.

“Today is actually a great day,” said Alaynia Sanchez, a representative for the senator. “We’re promoting peace which is really in today’s time with all the negativity. Hopefully this will make a big impact and make a change,” she continued.

On the other side of Darby in Sharon Hill’s Darby Township section, the township’s Community First organization held a more homegrown, but similar event, minus the pool, in Conway Park simply called “Community Day.” Children and adults enjoyed food, face painting, music, moon bounces and also free screenings by Keystone Mercy.

“For the community, it’s a chance for…

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