Happy Hollow pep rally interrupted by fight

    On Wednesday night a fight broke out at a pep rally organized to usher in the 100th anniversary of Happy Hollow Recreation Center.

    As radio station Power99 was playing music to get the crowd cheering, two young women began to fight among a group of girls that had assembled outside. 

    Police were called and the fight was broken up. There were no arrests.

    One of the young women was taken inside the recreaton center while the other girls were allowed to remain outside.

    An administrator from the Rec center told police, “we wanted to hold this girl inside until you guys arrived so that she can be escorted home safely.”

    Within minutes, the police left and the Pep Rally ended.

    The pep rally was a kickoff to the celebration of Happy Hollow’s 100 year history.  It is the oldest recreation center in Philadelphia.

    “This Saturday I am excited because we will honor those who have made a difference at Happy Hollow throughout the years,” said long time volunteer and Germantown resident Sheryl Mulrain. “This will be a safe, family oriented environment with lots of fun.”

    The centennial celebration will take place this Saturday from 11am to 5pm.  Happy Hollow is located at 4800 Wayne Avenue. Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller are expected to attend.

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