Sunday, September 4, 2011


Saturday, September 17 · 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location Torresdale Avenue and Disston Recreation Center

This year marks the 20th Annual Tacony History Day!

On September 17th our neighborhood will continue its proud tradition with an array of string bands, drum and bugle corps, youth groups, classic and military vehicles making their way up Torresdale Avenue at 11:00 AM. The Parade route is expected to return to Princeton Avenue, where it will turn to Cottage Street, after the long-awaited completion of Phase 1 of the I-95 re-ramping project.

The 20th Annual Disston Festival, held immediately after the Parade at Disston Recreation Center, will feature the usual complement of kiddie rides, games, contests, live music and dancers plus expanded refreshment options. The big feature is always the indoor dosplay of local memorabilia and Tacony history for a nostalgic trip through time.

Cow Chip Bingo - $5000 Prize
This year's festival will feature something new - Tacony's first-ever Cow Chip Bingo event! A live cow will be on hand at the Festival for a 2:00 ceremony. For a donation of $10 per chance (one chance per square), one lucky participant will be awarded $5,000 in cash if theirs if the first square "chosen" by the cow! If the cow is uncooperative and does not do her business in a timely fashion, four chance holders will be awarded $1,250 each. Tickets for this event are available by calling 215-338-8790 and any participant who sells ten chances for the Historical Society will receive a free chance for the $5,000 prize! Don't miss out on what promises to be another memorable event on September 17th!

Volunteers Needed
If anyone would like to volunteer for an hour or tow, please call 215 338 8790. THANK YOU

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