Thursday, April 07, 2011

Northeast Times Stories on our March Mayfair Civic Meeting

By Tom Waring

Times Staff Writer

The Mayfair Civic Association gave mixed reviews to the Shamrock Shuttle, and the group is looking forward to a few more positive events this spring.

An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday at noon at Rowland Avenue and Vista Street. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. The rain date is April 16.

Children up to age 10 are welcome to participate. They should bring their own baskets.

The cost is $1 per child, with proceeds going to Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground.

The group plans to purchase new equipment at Mayfair Memorial Playground, which closed in 2008 following an injury to a little girl. The playground is located at Rowland and Vista, on the grounds of Abraham Lincoln High School.

On Saturday, May 14, the community will come together for the fourth annual Mayfair May Fair and the third annual Fallen Heroes Run.

The run will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Lincoln parking lot at Ryan Avenue and Sackett Street. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the 5K race, which will be held in memory of slain police Sgt. Patrick McDonald.

Proceeds benefit Hero Thrill Show Inc., which provides college scholarships to children of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty; the Sgt. Patrick McDonald Memorial Scholarship fund at Archbishop Ryan; and the Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground.

The May Fair will include sidewalk sales, live music and other events along Frankford Avenue. The 15th Police District Advisory Council will set up information tables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ryan Avenue.


(Marty) Bednarek and (Bobby) Henon were among more than two dozen candidates who attended last week’s Mayfair Civic Association Meeting.

Republican Sandra Stewart, who’ll square off in the general election against the Bednarek/Henon winner, described herself as “the quality-of-life candidate."...


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