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TOMORROW! Paddock Park Celebration Saturday (6/25) from 11-1pm | Volunteers still very much needed!!!

E-mail sent by Paddock Farms Civic Association Webmaster, Friday, June 24th, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Hello Paddock Farms Neighbors,

See you in the park on Saturday! The 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park is tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th from 11am-1pm. We’ve got a park full of fun with field games, pony rides, a bounce house, face painting, a magician and music from DJ Joe. The Shack will be selling hot dogs, chips, pretzels, candy, soda, water and Rita’s Water Ice. Tickets are required for the pony rides and the bounce house. Tickets will be sold under the tent near The Shack. Please purchase your tickets before getting in line for these attractions. The festivities kick off at 11am with an Oakmont Fire Co-led parade from Merrybrook Circle, down Colfax and Woodleigh and into the park. Decorate your bike, scooters, wagons and strollers to compete for a “Best Of” award. We’ll gather in Merrybrook Circle starting at 10:45am and be sure to get your American Flag. The weather will be awesome!

Please, please, please sign up to volunteer for a short, 30 minute shift! Many spots remain unfilled and we need your help! You’ll still have time to enjoy the festivities, while lending a helping hand to ensure the event runs smoothly. Setup, shack and ticket booth help, field games help, clean up and other spots all need to be filled. Visit our SignUpGenius webpage to grab a volunteer spot: Thanks to all of our volunteers!!!

All the best,
PFCA Board

Celebration in Paddock Park this Saturday 6/25, volunteers needed! Park concert wrap up, great fundraising success!

E-mail sent by Paddock Farms Civic Association Webmaster, Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:50am

Hello Paddock Farms Neighbors,

We are just days aways from the 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park, this Saturday, June 25th from 11am-1pm. First and foremost, we are desperately seeking volunteers--we need your help as 35 of the 38 shift slots remain unfilled! Please sign up for a 30-45 minute shift to help make sure our largest event of the year is a huge success. Visit our SignUpGenius website and quickly signup using a name and email:  Responsible teenagers are encouraged to sign up. Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Setup

  • Distribute flags before parade

  • Serve food at The Shack

  • Serve water ice

  • Sell tickets for pony rides and bounce house

  • Lead or assist with field games

  • Help at temporary tattoo station

  • Clean up

SATURDAY EVENT DETAILS: The festivities kick off with a parade led by our friends at Oakmont Fire Company. Gather in Merrybrook Circle starting at 10:45am. The parade will start at 11am and travel down Colfax and Woodleigh Roads and up the road into the park. Awards will be presented shortly after the parade concludes and be given to the best decorated bike, scooter, stroller and wagon. The park will feature pony rides, a bounce house, field games, face painting, a magician and music from Joe the DJ. Hot dogs, pretzels, water ice, chips, candy, soda, water will be sold at The Shack. Pony rides and the bounce house will require tickets that will be sold next to The Shack. You’ll need to purchase tickets before standing in line for the pony rides and bounce house. Please remember to bring cash. The face paining is free and will be staged at the pavilion along with our magician and tattoo station. Field games will begin at 11:45am in the field near The Shack. The event will wind down at 1pm. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!!!

10:45-11:00am: Gather in Merrybrook Circle for parade (Colfax and Merrybrook); American Flags will be handed out

11:00am: Parade begins (down Colfax, Woodleigh and up the road into the park)

11:15am: Best decorated awards will announced by DJ, winners photos will be taken by fence near The Shack

11:45am: Field Games begin in field near The Shack; 3-4 different games will be played, with 3 different age groupings

12:45-1:00pm: Clean up begins, event ends at 1:00pm

PARK CONCERT WRAP-UP: We had a fantastic turnout and great weather for the Jeffrey Gaines concert that was held in Paddock Park this past Saturday. Around 200 adults, young adults and kids packed around the pavilion for a lovely evening of live music. You’ll find photos on Facebook and a video capturing some of the magic as Jeffrey allowed some young performers play air guitar alongside him. Members of the PFCA, Park Improvement Committee and other volunteers sold concessions to fundraise for the Park Improvement Fund. In addition, we held a 50/50 raffle where the winner, Lianna Cervo, daughter of John Cervo donated all but $1 of her nearly $200 winnings back to Improvement Fund! It was a tremendous act of generosity and will not be forgotten! Thank you! All in all, we raised $657 at the concert! Please support the local businesses that donated for our cause: Tony Roni’s of Havertown, Krispy Kreme, Havertown Beverage and Giant Food Stores. Philly Soft Pretzel of Broomall extended a discount to us. Thank you to our concession sponsors, the event coordinators Kelly Music for Life and the concert volunteers and sponsors--Adam Mechanical, Nolan Painting, Oakmont Pub, Gutter Helmet, iRadio Philly and Haverford Township Civic Council. And let’s not forget, thank you to all who attended! It’s always wonderful to pair a great time with a great cause! Three more summer park performances remain throughout the Township. Visit: for details and tickets.

As always, email us at with your questions, ideas and feedback.

All the best,

PFCA Board

Concert in Paddock Park this Saturday Evening! Volunteers needed (free admission!)

E-mail sent by Paddock Farms Civic Association Webmaster, Thursday, June 16th, 2016 @ 8:54am

Hello Paddock Farms Neighbors,

Seize the opportunity to hear live music in the neighborhood this Saturday evening in Paddock Park with singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines. You’ll be entertained with two acoustic sets, while relaxing in a unique atmosphere. Pack a picnic, grab your chair or blanket, and round up the kids for a family-friendly show that won’t let you down! Tony Roni’s Pizza, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, hot dogs, pretzels, candy, soda and water will all be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Paddock Park Improvement Fund, which looks to bring new equipment and features to the park. Admission tickets can be purchased at the event. See you there!!!

Paddock Park Concert featuring Jeffrey Gaines
6:00pm, gates open at 5:30pm
Paddock Park Pavilion
Tickets $10 with kids 12 and under admitted for FREE
Buy in advance at:

We need several volunteers to help sell concession from a tent near the pavilion. A 60 minute shift would be immensely helpful! Most of the assistance will be needed from 5:30-7:30pm. Please email to sign up and we’ll put you on the guest list. Responsible teenagers are welcome to help. Thank you in advance!

Another reminder that the 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park has a new date of Saturday, June 25th from 11am-1pm. The fire truck-led parade will kick things off, with awards presented for best decorated bikes, scooters, strollers and wagons. Meet at Merrybrook Circle at 10:45am. Many volunteers are needed to run our largest event of they year. Please sign up for a 30-45 minute shift by following this link: Teenagers are welcome to help! Visit our website for more details.

Email us at with ideas, questions and comments.

All the best,
PFCA Board

Paddock Park Concert this Saturday! Help needed for concert and 4th of July Celebration (June 25th)

E-mail sent by Paddock Farms Civic Association Webmaster, Sunday, June 12th, 2016 @ 12:19pm

Happy Sunday Paddock Farms Neighbors,

Live music returns to the Paddock Park Pavilion this Saturday, June 18th with acclaimed singer/songwriter Jeffery Gaines! Admission to the concert is only $10, FREE for children 12 and under. The concert starts at 6:00pm with gates opening at 5:30pm. Jeffery will entertain the crowd with 2 fantastic sets. Pack a picnic and bring your chair or blanket. Concessions will be sold to fundraise and include pizza from Tony Roni’s, hot dogs, soft pretzels, Krispy Kreme donuts, candy, soda, water and more! 100% of the proceeds from the concession sales will go to the newly formed Paddock Park Improvement Committee, whose goal is to enhance the well-loved public park with new playground equipment and spaces for all to enjoy. We will also hold a 50/50 raffle, so please bring some cash. Volunteers are needed for 60 minute shifts to help prepare and sell concessions, which will be sold near the pavilion. All volunteers will be granted free admission if you sign up in advance. Email us a to volunteer. Teenagers are encouraged to help. Shifts are 5-6pm, 6-7 and 7-close. Thanks to Tony Roni’s and Krispy Kreme for their donations! We look forward to an entertaining night and appreciate everyone’s support!

Help promote the Paddock Park Concert with a yard sign! Kelly Music for Life will place a sign in your yard and pick it up after the concert. Email your street address to The sign says “This Saturday” with the Haverford Concert in the Park Summer Series logo. Thanks for your help!

Please remember that our 4th of July Celebration in Paddock Park is a week early this year, taking place on Saturday June 25th from 11am-1pm. We’ll be kicking things off with a parade led by Oakmont Fire Co. Meet in Merrybrook Circle (off Colfax Road) at 10:45am. Decorate your bike, stroller, scooter, wagon or stroller in the most patriotic way and compete for a “Best Of” award. In the park, we will feature field games, pony rides, bounce house, face painting, magic, hot dogs, pretzels, drinks all with music from a live DJ. Please bring cash for pony rides, bounce house and food/drink. HELP IS NEEDED for 30 minute shifts for concessions at the shack, selling tickets, organizing field games and setup/cleanup. Visit our SignUpGenius page ( or email to help. See you there!

As always, please email us at with your ideas, comments or questions,

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

PFCA Board

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