Northeast Times

Mayfair is shining bright

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation and May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation hos­ted their an­nu­al Christ­mas tree-light­ing ce­re­mony on Sunday, with Pennypack Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al founder Ed Kelly do­ing the hon­ors.

It’s been a mem­or­able few months for Kelly, a World War II vet­er­an and former pres­id­ent of the Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Kelly cel­eb­rated his 85th birth­day with more than 3,000 people at a Ju­ly park con­cert. Or­gan­izers named the stage in his hon­or. He also was grand mar­shal of last month’s May­fair-Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade.

The tree is loc­ated at 7216-18 Frank­ford Ave., in the court­yard seat­ing area next to Frusco’s Steak Shop. It fea­tures colored lights, or­na­ments and a star on top, and the light posts are ad­orned with wreaths.

Santa Claus made an ap­pear­ance, and there was live mu­sic, Christ­mas cook­ies and hot chocol­ate.

Anne Mar­ie Mul­doon, of Av­en­ue Chiro­pract­ic, 6233 Frank­ford Ave., col­lec­ted gifts for the U.S. Mar­ine Corps Re­serve Toys for Tots cam­paign.

Mul­doon’s next-door neigh­bor, Grey Lodge Pub own­er and May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation pres­id­ent Mike “Scoats” Scotese, is of­fer­ing a free beer or non-al­co­hol­ic bever­age to any­one who brings in a new, un­wrapped toy by Dec. 15. The pub is at 6235 Frank­ford Ave. ••

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