Mayfair is a vibrant Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood, home to a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants and the proud host of community events all year long. The Civic Association consists of volunteer citizens focused on the betterment of their Community.
Our General meetings are held the 3rd Monday of March, May, September and November and the 4th Monday of January at 7PM at the Mayfair Community Center, St. Vincent St. and Battersby St.
The event kicked off with the 5K run at 8:30 a.m. at Sackett Street and Ryan Avenue. Runners traveled around Pennypack Park and Abraham Lincoln High School, and finished at the Mayfair Memorial Playground at Rowland Avenue and Vista Street.
Mayfair Civic Association President Joe DeFelice said roughly just under 300 people ran the race. They raised a little more than $10,000.
All of the proceeds are to benefit the rebuilding of Mayfair Memorial Playground and the Hero Thrill Show Fund, which provides for the children of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Each year, money is given to the fund in the name of one fallen police officer or firefighter. This year, the honoree was John Redmond, a firefighter from the neighborhood who died at the Rising Sun Baptist Church Fire in South Philadelphia in 1994.
Following an award ceremony at the playground, the Fair began along Frankford Avenue from Rhawn Street to Harbison Avenue. It included live music, give-aways, sidewalk sales from local businesses and free food.