The boroughs of Brookhaven, Glenolden, Parkside, and Trainer last week, celebrated their respective Community Days with a variety of food, rides, entertainment and games.
In Brookhaven, children and their families enjoyed train rides, a mini Ferris wheel, climbing tower, games and inflatables.
Co-chairs Betty Kelley and Dawn Jones led a group of volunteers to make the borough’s 31st annual Family Day special.
“This year we have 1,800 people registered,” said Mayor Mike Hess. “It seems as though everyone is having a great time. Brookhaven is a special place – it’s a community with unity.”
More than 2,000 Glenolden residents attended the borough’s eight annual Community Day on Saturday at Glenolden Park.
Food vendors and organizations lined the street and children were treated to a multitude of
rides including a bucking shark, inflatable Batman slide and enclosed jumping trampolines.
Approaching the stage area, it was immediately evident the entertainer was not an amateur singer as residents enjoyed a rousing country and western vocal performance by borough native Audra McLaughlin, a former contestant on the popular show, “The Voice. “
“Isn’t her voice beautiful,” said Millie McCleary. “My husband and I came out especially to hear her today.”
Parkside held its Community Day Saturday and people attending seemed to have had a good time.
Organized by Councilman Eric Long and a volunteer committee, the day’s events and activities included inflatables for the children, a photo booth, food, and displays by organizations, including the animal rescue organization Justice Rescue.
Ivy Brown brought her pit bull, Remi, to meet the Justice Rescue dog also named Remi, who has become the face of the organization. Justice’s Remi was found battered and broken, thrown on the side of the road and obviously injured from being made to fight.
“I came here today to meet Remi,” said Brown. “Justice Rescue does great things.”
In Trainer Borough, Community Day was also very well attended. Organized by Councilwoman Awilda Burgos and resident Gail McKay, the day included games and inflatables for the children, ice cream and a variety of food.
“We appreciate all of the help we were given this year,” said Burgos. “Our goal was to make sure everyone had a good time.”