Residents of Toby Farms celebrated Community Day on Saturday with a variety of food and beverages, pony rides, disc jockey entertainment by Cory Long’s CAFE, dancing, spoken word presentations, informational booths, demonstrations by the Chester Township Cougars, the Dollar Boyz, a moon bounce and bungee jump ride.
Organized by the Toby Farms Civic Association, the event took five months to plan.
“It took us awhile to plan this, but it was certainly all worth it,” said Civic Association member Akesha Gainer. “I am very happy with the turnout today. We are a small neighborhood and there are not many activities, so we try to come up with things that the adults and children will enjoy. We really appreciate all of the support given to us by the Chester Township Council, police, and fire company. We also are thankful for our neighbors who have supported us and are out here today.”
Adrienne Selby, there representing Crozer-Keystone’s Women’s and Children’s Health program, said she was having a wonderful time.“This is a really nice thing for the community,” she said. “I am glad to be a part of this day.”
While Gregory Best manned the grill, Councilman Calvin Bernard and Nusrat Rashid spent the afternoon distributing hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda.
Chester Township Council President Bob May, members of Council, firemen and police officers also supported the efforts and mingled with residents.
“This Community Day is a way to promote the positive aspects of our township and people,” May said. “The members of the civic association deserve a lot of credit because they worked very hard on this event.”