Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Four More Weeks Until the Grand 4th of July Celebration for Collingdale's 125th Anniversary

Boy....Time is sure going fast! There is still so much to do! Yet I can count on everyone to participate. It is very uplifting to see the many banners around town. I love looking at them and feel kind of proud of the participation.

I'm still crossing fingers over the parade as things start to heat up. I love that so many have already volunteered to help. There is still time.....registrations will be taken up to June 22nd for the parade. I'm attempting with a little help (of course) to incorporate all the organizations, businesses and churches...much like I had with the book. Yes, it is still available...and Yes, I still have a few left.

I pray that we do have good weather this year...unlike the years before when it rained...:-(. There is a rain date of July 9th...but it won't be the same.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Six Weeks To the Grand Celebration

It's hard to believe that there is only six weeks left until the July 4th celebration. It seem like only yesterday they had the initial meeting. The celebration will be grand....that's the hope. The flags, t-shirts and hats are selling fast and furious.

Our concern about raising enough funds to meet expenses has eased a little. The parade will definitely be longer than it has been in past years. My biggest issue is getting people to dress up and ride in the parade.

I just don't think we have the funds to do it....at least the society doesn't. I'm grateful that most of the planning is being done by borough council. We do have some lively discussions at the meetings about the 4th....I am hoping to get some of that excitement going for Collingdale History Day on October 15th.

Admittedly I am nervous about how everything will go that day. I'll need a lot of help to pull it off. I just not sure I can do it myself....and I really don't want to. I'd love to have at least a dozen volunteers who love Collingdale come out to support us for both the 4th of July and for Collingdale History Day in October. Please spread the word.

Collingdale's 125th Anniversary does have a Facebook page....:-)....We also have a Facebook group page....Collingdale Historical Society. May 23rd is our 1st planning meeting for Collingdale History Day....7 pm....tentative Pho 4 Seasons.