Tuesday, April 14, 2015
2015 Winner of the Mayfair Award - Jim Berghaier
Each year we select a local resident or neighborhood organization to receive the Mayfair Award. This year's Honoree, to be given out at the Mayfair May Fair on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Noon at Cottman and Frankford Aves, is former Vietnam Vet, former Philadelphia Police Officer and longtime neighborhood resident and Mayfair CDC employee Jim Berghaier. Below is a copy of the letter we sent to Jim informing him of our decision.
***Text of the Letter***
April 9, 2015
Mr. Jim Berghaier
Re: 2015 Mayfair Award
Dear Mr. Berghaier:
Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association as notification that you have been selected to receive our Annual Mayfair Award; past recipients include Reese Hartey, past Chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation, Monsignor Charles McGroarty, Pastor of St. Matthew Parish, John Leong, unofficial neighborhood photographer and the Lansing Knights and Holy Terrors Youth Organizations.
The award is given each year to a neighborhood resident or organization that has made a significant impact on our community and has done their part in making Mayfair a better place to live. You have served this community in several capacities: First, in the Armed Services in Vietnam; Second, in the Philadelphia Police where you served with Honor and Valor; Third, for your contributions as a longtime staffer of the Mayfair CDC, where the work you do usually goes underappreciated in the community, and finally as a neighbor and parent who raised their children here. Because of people like Jim Berghaier, Mayfair is still a great place to live and work.
Therefore, on May 16, 2015 at 12PM at Cottman and Frankford Aves., during our Annual Mayfair May Fair, we would like to honor you as a recipient of the Fifth Annual Mayfair Award. Again, congratulations and please contact me with any questions.
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.
Legal Counsel (215) 292-3926
cc: Michael Scotese, President, Mayfair Business Association
Lisa Greco, Secretary, Mayfair Business Association
Donny Smith, President, Mayfair Civic Association