Friday, August 17, 2012

Tacony History Day - Sat, Sept 15th

Don't miss this day of fun for the whole family! 

 The Historical Society of Tacony, in conjunction with the Tacony Civic Assoc. and Tacony CDC, are planning the 21st Annual Tacony History Day festivities, scheduled for Saturday, September 15.  The event is highlighted by a parade kicking of at 11:00 AM from Hellerman and Torresdale, proceeding north on Torresdale and west on Princeton Avenue, making its way back along Cottage Street to Disston Recreation Center, 4510 Disston Street, site of the annual Disston Festival.  This year's History Day Grand Marshall will be rock and roll legend Charlie Gracie.  Other participants include Greater Kensington String Band, Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums, Ferko String Band, Polish American String Band, Father Judge High School Band and much more!

     The Disston Festival will run from noon until 4:00 PM and will feature kiddie rides, food, refreshments, games, contests, sand art, spin art, face painting and a large indoor exhibit of local history and live entertainment featuring Anna Marie's Academy of Dance, local acts Bison and F-3 and a headlining performance by Philly's own Tommy Conwell!  Guided trolley tours of the historic Disston Estate will also be available to attendees.  For information on how to participate or how to be a sponsor, please call the History Day line at 215-338-8790.  This event is made possible by contrbutions from local businesses and a grant from the Philadelphia Department of Recreation with the assistance of Councilman Bobby Henon.

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