Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade this Sunday

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will present the 36th an­nu­al May­fair Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade, which will kick off at noon this Sunday at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Rhawn Street.

Par­ti­cipants will march south on the av­en­ue to Knorr Street.

The theme is Neigh­bor­hood Unity. The grand mar­shals will be civic as­so­ci­ation pres­id­ents Joe De­Fe­lice (May­fair), Mary Be­nussi (Ta­cony) and Rich Frizell (Holmes­burg).

The rain date is Nov. 25.

High school stu­dents who need to per­form com­munity ser­vice can carry ban­ners.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-624-6660 or vis­it www.thanks­giv­ing­

In oth­er news from the Nov. 8 busi­ness as­so­ci­ation meet­ing:

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation is plan­ning a Christ­mas tree-light­ing ce­re­mony on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Frank­ford and Ry­an av­en­ues. Vendors will be in at­tend­ance. The time is to be de­term­ined.

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation will set up a table on Sat­urday, Dec. 8, at a Win­ter­Fest cel­eb­ra­tion at Ta­cony Lib­rary, 6742 Tor­res­dale Ave.

The event starts at noon and will in­clude Christ­mas car­ols, face paint­ing, a Moon­bounce and vis­its by Santa Claus and alpacas. Guests can also take a trol­ley tour of his­tor­ic Ta­cony.

• Lam­bie Fu­ner­al Home, at 8000 Row­land Ave., will host its fifth an­nu­al live Nativ­ity on Sat­urday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., in its park­ing lot.

The event will in­clude per­form­ances by the Holmes­burg Baptist Chris­ti­an Academy chil­dren’s choir, a Fath­er Judge High School jazz combo and the St. Hubert drama club.

Dona­tions of non-per­ish­able items will be col­lec­ted and sent to St. John’s Luther­an Church Feast of Justice and Holmes­burg United Meth­od­ist Church’s food cup­board.

The rain date is Dec. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.

• A happy hour fund-raiser took place on Sat­urday at the Grey Lodge Pub for a pro­posed dog park.

Pro­ponents must raise $10,000 for 6-foot-high fen­cing in an un­deter­mined area of Pennypack Park.

• Back in April, the Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation ap­proved, with one dis­sent­ing vote, a bid by Liberty Bell Bi­cycles to build an ad­di­tion that would be used as a re­pair area and for show­room space.

The ad­di­tion has been built, but the busi­ness, loc­ated at 7741 Frank­ford Ave., no longer has plans to use that space.

The ad­di­tion con­sists of 500 square feet, and there is plenty of park­ing. Any­one in­ter­ested in us­ing it for re­tail space can call the shop at 215-624-7343.

The city’s Zon­ing Board of Ad­just­ment needed to ap­prove the ad­di­tion be­cause the shop did not want to have to land­scape the peri­met­er of the prop­erty be­cause of cost and the loss of ground for park­ing and test-rid­ing new and re­paired bikes.

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation re­ceived a quote for se­cur­ity cam­er­as along Frank­ford Av­en­ue. The cost would be $100,000 for just eight blocks. The group has nowhere near that kind of money to spend on cam­er­as or any­thing else.

• The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m., at Re­pub­lic Bank, at 7300 Frank­ford Ave. ••

Re­port­er Tom War­ing can be reached at 215-354-3034 or twar­

Here is a list of march­ers in the  May­fair Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade:

3rd Fed Bank, An­im­al Care & Con­trol Team of Phil­adelphia, ACE Pub­lic Ad­justers, Anna Mar­ie’s Academy of Dance, An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans Di­vi­sion 39, Aztec Sign Co., Bel Air Auto­mot­ive, Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio, Be­ne­fi­cial Bank, Ben­s­alem Ram­blers cheer­lead­ers, Boy Scout Troop 226 drum and bugle corps, Boy Scout Troop 37 of Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church, Casper’s/Paddy Whacks party bus, Chow­der Band, Com­munity Care Cen­ter of the North­east, Coun­cil­man Dav­id Oh, Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on, Crispin cheer­lead­ers, Cub Pack 100, Cur­ran’s Ir­ish Inn, Daisy Troop 9048 and Brownie Troop 906, Da­ley Auto Tags.

Also, Dance Kidz, Deer Mead­ows home health and sup­port ser­vices, Dis­trict Coun­cil 21, Domen­ico Form­al Wear, Dress Up Time, Dun­phy Ford, Durn­ing String Band, Ex­treme Tow­ing, F&J Mini Mart, Phil­adelphia Fire De­part­ment, Firstrust Bank, Foot­l­ites Dance Stu­dio, Frank­ford Dent­al Care, Frank­ford High School Army Ju­ni­or ROTC, Frusco’s Steaks, Galla­gh­er Broth­ers Win­dows, Giggles Gifts Inc., Gino’s Pizza Caf&ea­cute;, Good Shep­herd Girl Scout Troops 965 and 91232, Good­child’s Re­pair, Mike Le­Compt, Mag­gie’s Wa­ter­front Caf&ea­cute;, Great­er Kens­ing­ton String Band, Great­er Pennsylvania Mil­it­ary Vehicle His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety, Grey Lodge/Hop An­gel, Ham­mer­heads Sports Pub, Headquar­ters, Hege­man String Band, Hog Is­land Fancy Di­vi­sion.

Also, Holmes­burg Bakery, Holmes­burg Boys Club cheer­lead­ers, Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation, Holmes­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter Goals Mar­tial Arts, Holy Ter­rors Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion, I am Phresh Dance Stu­dio, In­fin­ity Jew­el­ers/In­fin­ity Gifts, Jam­is­on/Celt­ic Flame Ir­ish Dan­cers, Jim Da­ley Auto Tags, Joe Ems – State Farm In­sur­ance, John F. Fluehr & Sons, Keller Wil­li­ams Real Es­tate Agent Nicole Fife, Kiki Fur­niture and Bed­ding, Lans­ing Knights, Ladies An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans Di­vi­sion 61, Liberty Floor Cov­er­ing, Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln High School prom king and queen, Lloyd Six­smith Sport­ing Goods, Lulu Temple AAONMS Shriner clubs and units/Free and Ac­cep­ted Ma­sons, Man­nal Fu­ner­al Home, May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation.

Also, May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation, May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion, May­fair Glass and Met­al, May­fair Shop n Bag, May­fair Town Watch, Michele’s Fam­ily Hair Care, Miss Phil­adelphia Lauren Bil­ski and Miss Out­stand­ing Teen Re­becca Zaneski, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dix­on Clas­sic Car, Mo­tion n’ Dance, North­east Am­bu­lance, Op­tim­ist Club, Out on the Town, Grand Mar­shals Mary Be­nussi/Joe De­Fe­lice/Rich Frizell, Pat’s Mu­sic Cen­ters Inc., Penn Academy Dan­cers, Pennypack Con­certs/Glim­mer Twins, Perzel In­sur­ance Agency, Phil­adelphia Dragon Boat Team, Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment Ex­plorer Ca­det Pro­gram, Pride of Erin School of Ir­ish Dance, Pennsylvania SPCA, Philly Soft Pret­zel Fact­ory, Re­Max East­ern.

Also, Rep. Kev­in Boyle, Rep. Mike McGee­han, Re­pub­lic Bank, Rising Sun VFW Post 2819/McNesby VFW, Romeo De­light, Roxbor­ough High School Army Ju­ni­or ROTC, Samuel Fels High School Drum Line and Drill Team, San Ant­o­nio Di­vi­sion (LPO-17) USNSCC, Sea­food Bay, Shades of Green School of Ir­ish Dance, Sharp De­cisions Hair Salon, Sip­pel Bros., Slug­gers­ville, Stan’s Health Foods, Sun­shine Learn­ing Academy, Swen­son Arts and Tech­no­logy High School, The Band, Tor­res­dale Boys Club cheer and dance teams, Tor­res­dale Flower Shop, Up­per Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation, Viriva Com­munity Cred­it Uni­on, Vo­gt C.A. Cheer­lead­ing, War­ri­ors Watch Riders, Santa and Mrs. Claus.


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