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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Halloween Spooktacular


To Whom it May Concern,

It's the 5th Birthday Celebration for the Mayfair Memorial Playground (next to Lincoln High School) and we are throwing a HUGE party; Our 5th Annual Halloween Birthday Spooktacular Fundraiser on Saturday, October 29, 2016 (rain date October 30th) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsors must arrive by 10 a.m.!  This year it will be a Trunk-or-Treat event.  Sponsors will wear costumes, decorate their car trunks and give out candy to the children.

The Halloween Spooktacular is not just a birthday celebration; it's also one of our major fundraisers. We are a volunteer organization who relies entirely on generous donations. We pride ourselves on trying to be as self-sufficient as possible and continue to raise money to add additional equipment and maintain our playground. We have more projects in the works, which is why we are looking for sponsors to participate in our Trunk-or-Treat event. You can participate as a sponsor for $50 and you can pass out information about your business or organization to our parents, as long as you provide candy for the children who attend and "Trunk-or-Treat.”  You must bring your car decorated for Halloween, candy and supplies.  In the past, we typically draw in about 500 -700 people. You are free to provide any kind of approved handouts, political materials, organizational or promotional information and provide candy for our participants. This is a great way to get the word out about your organization, business, or cause and we would be honored to host you.

The Mayfair Memorial Playground Friends Committee was organized in April 2008, in respon
se to our neighborhood playground being closed and dismantled due to safety concerns.  We raised funds for close to three years, them in the Spring of 2011, we learned that our dreams were going to come true; we were chosen by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to finding funding partners who help with building playgrounds. Our playground was sponsored by GIANT Food Stores and several hundred volunteers helped build our playground on October 27, 2011. Since then, because of fundraisers and supporters like you, we have been able to install exercise equipment, a seven foot fence surrounding the property, two new signs, with one being the Badge of Honor sign honoring our Fallen Heroes. Our own website, which happily accepts online donations and we officially became a non-profit tax exempt organization.  Please stay up to date on the latest news on our website and our Facebook page “Mayfair Memorial Playground.”


There is a deadline of Friday, October 21, 2016 for sponsorship. Please return the attached application and your minimum payment of $50 per space

If payment is not received by October 21, 2016, your new payment will be $75.00.  Please make checks payable to "Mayfair Memorial Playground Friends" and send them to:

Mayfair Memorial Playground Friends

c/o Dana Lambie

8000 Rowland Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19136


Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this matter.



Dana Lambie


Mayfair Memorial Playground Friends

215-779-1693 or

Please fill out this page and send in with your payment! Don’t forget to make a copy for your records.  

Thank you

Yes! I would love to be a sponsor at the Mayfair Memorial Playground 5th Annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Spooktacular Fundraiser! 


What is a Trunk-or-Treat????

It is a fun event, where you wear costumes and decorate your car trunk and fill it with candy. 

The children can go car-to-car to get treats. 


I understand that I can pass out approved promotional materials, business cards and information, but I MUST PROVIDE CANDY for approximately 500 - 700 children for the Trunk-or-Treat portion of the event and be set up by 10 a.m. I understand my payment must be received by 10/21/16, otherwise the price will go up to $75.  No one will be allowed to set up without payment made!


Name of Organization/Business/Candidate: _________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Contact Person: ________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________

Email: _______________________________________________________________________


Type of Promotional Material (Circle all that apply)


Business cardsBusiness fliersPromotional MaterialsMagnetsStickersPolitical Materials/Candidate Information 


Other (please specify):_______________________


Please make a copy of this form to keep for your records. We are a non-profit and tax exempt organization, our EIN is 47-2441391.


Thank You for your donation and we look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2016, with your car (trunk), supplies and treats for the kids.  You must be set up and ready to go one hour before the event begins; 10:00 a.m.




Instructions for our Sponsors:

Thank you so much for agreeing to host a Trunk-or-Treat at our 5th Annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Spooktacular Fundraiser! Like our Easter Egg Hunt, this will be a great neighborhood event and we are so grateful for your support. All proceeds raised via the sponsorship and during this great family event will go towards our ongoing efforts to maintain the playground and for our last pieces of equipment to be installed in the very near future.

This year we are changing the event from a Trick or Treat to a Trunk-or-Treat.  Instead of worrying about tables, sponsors will use their back of their cars to give out treats.  Simply decide on a theme for your trunk, decorate it, wear a costume to go with it and give out treats to the kids and approved information to the parents.  Below is some information for the day of the Spooktacular that hopefully will answer any questions you may have.

Rules for participation:

· Since you will be arriving by car you will be given a spot to pull into behind the playground.  You must arrive by 10 a.m. to park your car. We cannot have sponsors arriving once the event begins because it will not be safe to have cars moving around with all the little children excited for the event.  If you wish, you can bring a canopy or covering in the event of inclement weather, but this is not required.
· We ask that you provide Halloween candy for approximately 500 - 700 children.  They will have bags given to them at the entrance or will bring their own. 
· You can hand out fliers, pamphlets, business cards, magnets, anything pertaining to your business, candidate, or organization to the people who attend.  You may also put signs or banners for your business or candidate ONLY on or around your table or canopy.  We will not allow any signs or banners placed on any of the premises, other than your immediate area.
· We ask that you decorate the trunk of your car in a Halloween theme. You do not have to go crazy with this, but if you want to go all out, please feel free! It just makes the event more fun and colorful for everyone attending. 
· Please feel free to wear costumes, but nothing too scary! This event is mostly attended by kids under 10.



General Information - Saturday, October 29, 2016 (rain date Oct. 30th)

Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We ask that all sponsors please arrive, at the latest, by 10 a.m. to give yourselves adequate time to be placed and to set up. Spots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Location: Mayfair Memorial Playground (next to Lincoln High School) Intersection of Ryan Ave and Vista Street. 

Set-up area: In the parking lot directly adjacent to the playground and next to the pool. 

Additional Parking: Mainly street parking. Lincoln High School does have a lot, but if there is an event happening at the school, it may be full. 



Contact information for the day of the event: 

Dana Lambie 215-779-1693

Mia Hylan 215-888-1243

Melinda Mulvenna 215-964-3635



Friday, September 23, 2016

Local Schools - Questions and Answers

Local Schools - Questions and Answers

Many of you have asked several questions pertaining to Austin Meehan, Lincoln, and Father Judge High School during our Civic Meetings and otherwise. Below please find the answers to those questions that I was able to obtain through Councilman Henon's office, the 15th District, and the School District of Philadelphia

  • Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Austin Meehan? 
  • A: Navy blue shirt, tan pants.

    1. Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Lincoln HS? 
    2. A: Gold shirt, black pants.

      1. Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Father Judge? 
      2. A: Blue shirt, gray pants.

        1. Q: Are the students required to wear the uniforms coming and going to school?  
          A: They have to wear uniforms for the school day; however it is not required to wear uniforms folllowing dismissal from school.

          Q: What exactly can the school police do / not do, and where exactly do their boundaries begin and end. 
          A:  The school police boundaries begin and end at the school (inside and out of the school grounds). School police can detain students, and the PPD (Philadelphia Police Department) will prepare the paperwork and transport the prisoner to the detective bureau for processing - School Police are the complainants.

          Q: Is there anyone other than 911 to call should issues arise on school grounds after school hours? (examples given - vandalism, loitering, fireworks, etc) 
          A: No. PPD is the only department that will respond to these incidents.

          Q: What are the timelines (begin of school day and end of school day) for each school? What should reidents do if students are spotted outside of the school area during those timelines.  
          A: Call 911 if students are spotted between 9:00am and 1:00pm. PPD can stop juveniles for daytime curfew (Truant) and a code violation could be issued to the parent. PPD confiscates the student's ID and turns the ID over to that school's police. The student's ID is returned when they go back to school and taken to the school's administrator's office by school police. 

          Q: How many School Police are located at each school? 
          A: Lincoln H.S. has (8) , Austin Meehan has (2) , Fr. Judge (0) school police officers assigned

          Q: What are the hours of operation of the School Police? 

          Q: Are there any Philadelphia Police located at each school, and if so, how many at each location? 
          A: Yes. (2) PDD officers cover Lincoln and Meehan. Fr. Judge is located in the 8th district. The 8th district has (1) PPD officer that is not assigned to any school but goes to the schools when needed.

          Q: What was the outcome of the incident at Lincoln (student / teacher fight)?  
          A: The student was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and REAP.

          More information on School Uniforms scan be found here: Uniform Colors - The School District of Philadelphia

          More information on School Police policy and procedures can be found here: Policies & Procedures - The School District of Philadelphia

          Thursday, September 08, 2016

          Avenue Futures Tonight

          #AvenueFutures Public Input Session 1.

          Please join us tonight at the Mayfair Community Center at 6:30pm for a community visioning exercise! Our budget allots over $73,000/year toward capital improvements and we are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work making Frankford Ave a safer, cleaner, more attractive place to do business. Please join us and help spread the word using the hashtag #AvenueFutures.

          Thursday, June 09, 2016

          American Flag Project

          Hey Mayfair!

          If you donated to our American Flag project, when you get a minute today, take a walk or ride on over to Rowland avenue - anywhere between Rhawn and Frankford - and take a moment to feel that neighborhood pride that YOU contributed to!

          Last night after several hours of work, volunteers of the community finished installing the remaining flags along Rowland avenue.

          Feel free to take pride not only in your neighborhood and your country, but also in knowing that this project was NOT at all funded with your tax dollars, and was instead completely funded by YOU through passing the hat, and taking donations - Much like many of other projects that take place in Mayfair!

          In order to extend the life of the flags, they will remain in place until shortly after Veterans Day, and will then be taken down and stored until next Spring. If you missed the opportunity to donate to this project, we are still taking donations through the Mayfair Civic Association as we will be needing funds to replace them as necessary.

          On behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association, I would like to thank the entire Mayfair Civic Association board for making this dream a reality, I'd like to thank Ken Stevens and Home Depot of Bustleton avenue / Leo Mall for helping us secure our flags, and most importantly, I'd like to thank each and every one in our community who donated to this project.

          Thank you!

          Donny Smith
          Mayfair Civic Association

          "Mayfair - 
          A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

          Friday, May 20, 2016

          May Fair Cancelled and Run Still On

          Unfortunately due to tomorrow's weather forecast, we have CANCELED the 2016 Mayfair May-Fair
          We waited until the very last minute to make this decision hoping for a shift in the weather, however unfortunately it doesn't look like Mother Nature isn't going to give up.
          The GOOD NEWS is that we will be combining several of the vendors and entertainment from our Mayfair May-Fair to our very first Mayfair Night Market, scheduled for Thursday June 2nd starting at 5pm right at Cottman and Frankford!
          Please put the date and time on your calendars now, and stay tuned for more details as they become available! 
          In other GOOD NEWS, the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Runs is STILL ON, and will begin the Run at Ryan and Rowland at 7:30AM!

          Tuesday, May 17, 2016

          Mayfair Car Show This Saturday

          If you have a Classic Car OR Motorcycle, bring it on up to the Mayfair Car Show THIS Saturday!
          Registration begins at 10AM, and the Show starts at 11AM

          Enter and register at Bleigh and Frankford

          The Mayfair Car Show is hosted by the Gas Guzzlers Car Club, and a portion of the registration fee will go towards the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run

          Several "Best Of" trophies will be awarded!
          Donny Smith
          Mayfair Civic Association
          "Mayfair - A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

          Wednesday, May 11, 2016

          Mayfair Civic Association Meeting

          Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
          Monday May 16th 2016 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
          Meet The Captain
          • Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
          • Officers Present
          President - Donny Smith
          Vice President - Kevin Leonard
          Secretary - Michael Serverson
          Treasurer / Clean Up / Membership Chair - Jim Ortlieb
          Sgt. at Arms – Pat Callahan
          Asst. Sgt. at Arms - Joe Conboy
          Legal Counsel / CDC / Zoning Chair - Joe DeFelice
          Asst. Zoning Chair - Dan Collins
          Mayfair Business Assoc. - Lisa Greco
          Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs - Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, & Melinda Mulvenna
          Announcements / Updates
          ·       Treasurers Report:  Jim Ortlieb
          ·       Membership:  Jim Ortlieb - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime
          Applications available at the rear or online at
          ·       Mayfair Civic American Flag Project:  Sixty (60) flags have been purchased and will be placed along Rowland avenue from Rhawn to Frankford as soon as they arrive. If you would like to help hang the flags, please see Jim Ortlieb.
          A very special Thank You to everyone to donated to this project, and to Ken Stevens of Pennypack Music Festival, and Home Depot store #6866 at the Leo Mall for helping us secure the flags.
          ·       Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update: Joe DeFelice - Business Improvement District
          ·       Mayfair Business Association / Mayfair Improvement District Update: Sam Siegel – Please welcome Sam, our new Executive Director!
          ·       Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run – Mayfair May-Fair – Mayfair Car Show: THIS Saturday May 21st 2016  - The Run starts at 7:30 am – The Fair starts at noon featuring live music by Jamison, crafters, PDAC, and the Mayfair Car Show!
          ·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: Mia Hylan
          1.     Captain Anthony Luca: Meet the new Captain of the 15th District
          2.     Councilman-At-Large Allan Domb & Jeffrey George : To discuss Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
          3.     Angela Dixon – City of Phila Office of Transportation and Infrastructure: To discuss repaving and adding bike lanes to Ryan avenue
          4.     Annette Smith of Community Marketing Concepts: To Discuss recycling in Philadelphia
          Open Discussion
          ·       Wrap Up - If anyone would like to get more involved with the Civic, we could use volunteers! Please introduce yourself after the meeting or via email (
          ·       Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook (Mayfair Civic Association) to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
          ·       Next Meeting –  The Civic does not meet during the summer months unless there is a special zoning matter to be addressed, so our next Civic Meeting will be held on September 19th, 2016 at 7pm
          Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
          Thank You!