By LorettaRodgers

 lrodgers@myspiritnews.com

 

Residents of Parkside and Glenolden celebrated their respective Community Days on Sunday featuring food, games, rides, and entertainment.

In Parkside, Councilman Nick Capobianco and a special committee organized a day-long event which was enjoyed by more than 800 residents.

“This is really an outstanding day,” Capobianco said. “I am grateful for everyone who helped with this event, especially our great volunteers.”

Members of the Sun Valley High School JRROTC and local scouts were there to assist with the many inflatable rides scattered on the Parkside Elementary School property.

Children enjoyed games of chance, a duck pond, and many other activities.

The Community Day also featured informational booths, vendors and a multitude of displays.

“We are having a great time today,” said Margaret Gilmore. “My children look forward to this every year.”

More than 2,000 residents attended Glenolden’s seventh annual Community Day at Glenolden Park. The day’s events were centered on a western theme and attendees were invited to wear cowboy and cowgirl clothing and make s’mores.

Food vendors and organizations lined the street and children were treated to a multitude of rides including a bucking bronco, inflatable slides and enclosed jumping trampolines.

Residents were invited to sing karaoke and delighted in the performance of special guest, Audra McLaughlin, a former contestant on the popular TV show, “The Voice.”

“This year’s Community Day was a huge success with new contests such as our blindfold pie-eating contest and the local vocal contest,” said Councilwoman Anne Cicala. We had had lots of rides, vendors, games, contests and great entertainment.”

Cicada thanked the organizing committee and all the businesses that sponsored the event.

Araya Henderson was there with her grandson, Charles, who seemed to enjoy the Mickey Mouse inflatable.

“Glenolden does a great job with this each year,” Henderson said. “My grandson is having a ball.”

Jaiyora Vann performs the Adele hit,“Hello” at Glenolden’s Community Day.

Jaiyora Vann performs the Adele hit,“Hello” at Glenolden’s Community Day.

Abby Gawne tries her hand at a ball toss game.

Abby Gawne tries her hand at a ball toss game.

Parkside Elementary students Sophia Holt and Samantha Capuzzi pose with Principal Teri Ford, teacher John Clark and Penn-Delco public relations coordinator Christa Fazio.

Parkside Councilman Tom Deitman with Rob Powers, Javier McMillan and Brandon Smith representing Parkside Fire Company #45.

Parkside Councilman Tom Deitman with Rob Powers, Javier McMillan and Brandon Smith representing Parkside Fire Company #45.

Yo Gabba Gabba character Brobee poses with Jenna Owens, Emily Laird, Sydney Anderson and Abby Gawne.

Yo Gabba Gabba character Brobee poses with Jenna Owens, Emily Laird, Sydney Anderson and Abby Gawne.

More than 2,000 residents attended Glenolden’s Community Day.

More than 2,000 residents attended Glenolden’s Community Day.

 

Rose and Thomas Mitchell took a break with their grandchildren, Summer and Elijah Greenfield.

Rose and Thomas Mitchell took a break with their grandchildren, Summer and Elijah Greenfield.

Glenolden officer Eric Gensemer distributed safety materials during Community Day.

Glenolden officer Eric Gensemer distributed safety materials during Community Day.

Three-year-old Paige Cos strikes a pose.

Three-year-old Paige Cos strikes a pose.

Schoolhouse For 50+ members Sandi Clancy, Judi Haines and Betty Schmucker distributed information at Glenolden’s Community Day.

Schoolhouse For 50+ members Sandi Clancy, Judi Haines and Betty Schmucker distributed information at Glenolden’s Community Day.

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