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Mayfair Business Association announces busy fall schedule

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation and its neigh­bor­hood part­ners are plan­ning a bunch of fall activ­it­ies.

Busi­ness as­so­ci­ation mem­bers met last week to help fi­nal­ize plans for the fol­low­ing events:

• The May­fair Farm­ers’ Mar­ket will be open on Sundays, Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 3500 block of Ry­an Ave.

• The May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion will spon­sor a May­fair Mer­chants Bazaar on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Phil­adelphia Park­ing Au­thor­ity lot at 7100 Frank­ford Ave.

Or­gan­izers are hop­ing for 60 vendors for the com­bin­a­tion craft fair/flea mar­ket. The cost is $20 a table. More in­form­a­tion is avail­able at the May­fair Mer­chant Bazaar page on Face­book.

• The Friends of May­fair Me­mori­al Play­ground will host its second an­nu­al Hal­loween Spook­tacu­lar on Sat­urday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at the play­ground, at Row­land Av­en­ue and Vista Street.

The event will also serve as a grand re­open­ing, as there is newly in­stalled ex­er­cise equip­ment and fen­cing.

The group is rais­ing money to­ward adding a tod­dler piece, a new sign and a badge of hon­or to fallen her­oes.

Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to wear cos­tumes, re­trieve and dec­or­ate pump­kins, play games and vis­it vendor tables for candy.

To host a vendor table, the fee is $50 and enough candy to hand out to 500-700 kids.

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation-sponsored May­fair-Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 24, along Frank­ford Av­en­ue. The sta­ging area will be at Bleigh Av­en­ue. Or­gan­izers are hop­ing for an even big­ger crowd than usu­al be­cause the Eagles will be on a bye week.

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation will hold its an­nu­al Christ­mas tree-light­ing ce­re­mony on Sunday, Dec. 8, out­side Re­pub­lic Bank, at 7300 Frank­ford Ave. Chil­dren will be able to make crafts dur­ing the event.

In oth­er news, state Sen. Tina Tartagli­one (D-2nd dist.) will hold a Seni­or Expo on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at May­fair Com­munity Cen­ter, at 2990 St. Vin­cent St. There will be en­ter­tain­ment, free health screen­ings and ex­hib­its.

Also, the May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation is try­ing to col­lect $10 per neigh­bor­hood fam­ily to pay for leg­al fees in its battle against a pro­posed meth­adone clin­ic at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Dec­atur Street. The Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation is also try­ing to raise funds from busi­nesses and oth­ers. Among the elec­ted of­fi­cials who have con­trib­uted are City Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on, state Reps. Kev­in Boyle, John Taylor and Mike McGee­han and state Sen. Mike Stack.

Any­one who wants to make a dona­tion can stop by Hen­on’s of­fice at 6730 Tor­res­dale Ave.; Boyle’s of­fice at 7518 Frank­ford Ave.; Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio at 3530 Cottman Ave.; and at the up­com­ing Farm­ers’ Mar­kets on Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20 on the 3500 block of Ry­an Ave.

Mean­while, the May­fair CDC has re­ceived a $20,000 plan­ning grant to ex­plore the feas­ib­il­ity of a Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Dis­trict on and near Frank­ford Av­en­ue.

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at Re­pub­lic Bank, at 7300 Frank­ford Ave.

More neigh­bor­hood in­form­a­tion is avail­able at www.may­fair­civicas­so­ci­ation.com/p/cal­en­dar_29.html ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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