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Our Richlandtown Borough Parks and Rec Committee will host a Community Bonfire & Hayride on Saturday, October 21, 2017 starting at 5 p.m. with a Scarecrow Contest at Walnut Street Park. Followed by Hayrides and a Bonfire! Bring a dessert to share, chairs and warm clothing if the weather is cold. A donation Jar will be available. Fun for the entire family!
The Richlandtown Dog Park Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dog Park located at Benner Memorial Park. Bring your four-legged friend out to help us celebrate this momentous occasion!!
Richlandtown Borough Dog Park Association is sponsoring their 2nd Annual 5K-9 Run & 1-mile Fun Run/Doggie Walk on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Benner Memorial Park. The 5K run starts at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile Fun Run/Doggie Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The run starts and ends at Benner Memorial Park. You can register the day of the event or register on-line at pretzelcitysport.com
Richlandtown Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. This Year’s Community Day kicks off with a community-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. – noon. You are welcome to set up your yard sale at home or at Walnut Street Park. The Community Day Picnic is from 2 – 5 p.m. at Benner Hall. There is something for every member of the family! Face Painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, hair braiding, games (indoors and out), a Police K-9 demonstration, an Indian Artifact booth, live music, and come out to meet Senator Bob Mensch and Representative Craig Staats. Fun fundraisers are planned with a dunk tank to “Dunk the Mayor” or other members of the community, and a Cow Patty Bingo to raise funds for our new dog park. Food and drinks at just $3.00/person include chicken, jerk chicken, hot dogs, rice & beans, potato salad, macaroni salad, chips, water, fruit punch and top it all off with a yummy root beer float!
This year’s event is sponsored by Grim, Biehn & Thatcher, C.R. Wynn Associates, Keystone Municipal Services, QNB Bank, Amerigas, Lacher Associates, Phoebe Ministries Richland, Pat Bleam’s Haira Salon, Walmart, Giant, BJ’s and Link Beverages.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with the days activities or you would like to become a sponsor please contact the Borough Office and speak with Kathy.
Hope to see you all there on Saturday, September 16th!
Come out to Walnut Street Park from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on August 1, 2017 to participate in the 34th Annual National Night Out. Food & Drinks will be on hand for all. The PA State Police and the Richlandtown Fire Company will be in attendance.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
— Madelyn Nicholas, a resident of Richlandtown, was selected as the first Junior Council Person (JCP) in RIchlandtown Borough. Madelyn will serve through 2018. “We are proud to participate in the Junior Council Person Program and support youth involvement in local governance,” said Jim Dunn, Mayor of Richlandtown. Madelyn was selected as the borough’s first-ever JCP after an application and interview process with borough officials. In her role, Madelyn will participate in council meetings, participate in borough business, and observe all council rules. JCPs cannot vote or participate in executive sessions, but they can attend budget hearings, public hearings, and community events. Jim Dunn said Madelyn, stood out as an exceptional candidate. Madelyn is a Senior and a distinguished Honor Roll Student at Palisades High School, where she is the Founder and Chairman/President of the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter, a National Honor Society member, a member of Turning Point USA, and the Key Club. After graduation, Madelyn hopes to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania where she would like to major in Biology and minor in political science or Journalism. “I have been interested in politics for the past few years, and I would like to expand my role in my community. I think that this position will give me the start I need to get more involved in politics throughout college and the rest of my life. I’d love to be a part of my borough’s government and develop my leadership skills. I feel I could use my current leadership skills and government knowledge, and will be politically active to be a great Junior Council Person.” Madelyn said. Wesleyville Borough, Erie County established the first JCP Program in 1999. The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs has adopted this model which has been widely implemented by boroughs throughout the Commonwealth.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Richlandtown is pleased to host its annual Summer Charity Block Party on June 24th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on our grounds at 1st Avenue and Union Street in Richlandtown. Have lunch and enjoy live music, kids games, grown up fun, prizes and great community all while raising money for a great cause: Quakertown Community Outreach! This new grassroots organization reaches out to our neighbors in need, especially people experiencing homelessness. Join us in supporting the valuable work that they do for the people of the Quakertown area.