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.thanksgivingparade.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Café, Good Shepherd Girl Scout Troops 965 and 91232, Goodchild’s Repair, Mike LeCompt, Maggie’s Waterfront Café, 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.