Northeast Times

Mayfair run is a success

Joe De­Fe­lice told mem­bers at last week’s May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation meet­ing that the an­nu­al May­fair Fallen Her­oes Run was a “huge suc­cess.”

The event at­trac­ted about 600 run­ners and raised more than $10,000 for Hero Thrill Show Inc., which provides col-lege schol-ar-ships to the chil-dren of Phil-ad­elphia po-lice of-ficers and fire-fight-ers killed in the line of duty, and for May-fair Me-mori-al Play-ground.

For the first time, a por­tion of Frank­ford Av­en­ue was closed dur­ing the race.

“People loved the new route,” said De­Fe­lice, the race dir­ect­or and chair­man of the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion.

Next year’s run will be held in memory of Gerry Pel­legrini, a Phil­adelphia po­lice of­ficer and Pennsylvania Na­tion­al Guard mem­ber who was killed in 2005 while serving in the war in Ir­aq.

In oth­er news, the May­fair Farm­ers Mar­ket will re­turn on Ju­ly 27 and take place every oth­er Sunday through Au­gust from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frank­ford and Ry­an av­en­ues.

The mar­ket is also open on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. On Ju­ly 17, there will be crafters, food trucks, a DJ and free ice cream.

Mia Hylan has left as ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the May­fair CDC to take a job with state Rep. John Taylor. She will re­main as a CDC con­sult­ant.

The new CDC ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or is Ruthanne Mad­way, who is also the cor­ridor man­ager.

May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at Be­ne­fi­cial Bank, at 7262 Frank­ford Ave. ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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