The boroughs of Brookhaven, Glenolden, Parkside, and Trainer last week, celebrated their respective Community Days with a variety of food, rides, entertainment and games.

Brookhaven children enjoyed the train ride at Community Day.

Brookhaven children enjoyed the train ride at Community Day.

In Brookhaven, children and their families enjoyed train rides, a mini Ferris wheel, climbing tower, games and inflatables.

The Girlfriends provided some old school entertainment during Brookhaven Community Day.

The Girlfriends provided some old school entertainment during Brookhaven Community Day.

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.”

Brookhaven Family Day Co-chair Dawn Jones and Mayor Mike Hess presented Co-chair Betty Kelley a plaque saluting her 30 plus years of work on the annual event.

Brookhaven Family Day Co-chair Dawn Jones and Mayor Mike Hess presented Co-chair Betty Kelley a plaque saluting her 30 plus years of work on the annual event.

More than 2,000 Glenolden residents attended the borough’s eight annual Community Day on Saturday at Glenolden Park.

Country and Western singer Audra McLaughlin brought down the house in Glenolden with her performance.

Country and Western singer Audra McLaughlin brought down the house in Glenolden with her performance.

Gina Lombardo enjoyed riding the bucking shark at Glenolden Community Day.

Gina Lombardo enjoyed riding the bucking shark at Glenolden Community Day.

Glenolden Community Day was fun for people of all ages.

Glenolden Community Day was fun for people of all ages.

Sianni Newsome (center, rear) and the Boland family, Aniya, Christopher, 9, and Taylor, 6, enjoyed Glenolden Community Day.

Sianni Newsome (center, rear) and the Boland family, Aniya, Christopher, 9, and Taylor, 6, enjoyed Glenolden Community Day.

Glenolden Youth Club was represented at Community Day by Jason Colvin and Mike O'Connor.

Glenolden Youth Club was represented at Community Day by Jason Colvin and Mike O’Connor.

Food vendors and organizations lined the street and children were treated to a multitude of

Vicki Thomas and Toni Rucker give a thumbs-up to Brookhaven Community Day

Vicki Thomas and Toni Rucker give a thumbs-up to Brookhaven Community Day

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 Police Chief John Egan, his wife, Kathy, and grandson, Shane enjoyed their event.

Parkside Police Chief John Egan, his wife, Kathy, and grandson, Shane enjoyed their event.

Parkside held its Community Day Saturday and people attending seemed to have had a good time.

Lilly Parks and Makenzie Cleary worked the duck pond at Parkside’s Community Day.

Lilly Parks and Makenzie Cleary worked the duck pond at Parkside’s Community Day.

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.

Crash, of Justice Rescue, visits with Ivy Brown and her dog, Remi.

Crash, of Justice Rescue, visits with Ivy Brown and her dog, Remi.

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.

Trainer Community Day co-chairs Awilda Burgos and Gail McKay worked hard to make certain the day was special for all.

Trainer Community Day co-chairs Awilda Burgos and Gail McKay worked hard to make certain the day was special for all.

Trainer children enjoyed the inflatable trampoline.

Trainer children enjoyed the inflatable trampoline.

Trainer residents enjoyed the hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by Ed Kline and Ryan Lord.

Trainer residents enjoyed the hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by Ed Kline and Ryan Lord.

“We appreciate all of the help we were given this year,” said Burgos. “Our goal was to make sure everyone had a good time.”

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