In a short meeting leading up to Mt. Airy Day, East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN) met on Tuesday night to prepare for the big event.
The event on Saturday will run from 11 a.m. until about 5 p.m on the grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust at 6400 Germantown Ave. with entertainment, food, and other activities. There will be raffle tickets available for the Mayor’s press box at Citizen’s Bank Park, as well as admission tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo. The board was confident that everything was in place but will be actively seeking volunteers to aid in clean up at the end of the event.
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EMAN will also be hosting “Swing into Spring” next Saturday May 14 at the Brossman Center on the Lutheran Theological Seminary campus. This is EMAN’s largest fundraising effort of the year. Executive Director Elayne Bender said that $9,000 in sponsorships and advertisements has already been collected; now and the group needs to focus on selling tickets.
Looking to the fall, Bender said that a “celebrity cook-off” event is in the works and will be a joint fundraising event for EMAN, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM), and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP).
Robyn Kulp, of Safe Streets, was in attendance to announce that a community meeting for the group will be held next Wednesday May 11 at the Hagan Amphitheater at LTSP. They will be discussing the function of the group as well as the possibility of combining with EMAN.
The EMAN annual meeting will be on Tuesday June 14 at Hagan Amphitheater on the LTSP campus. Elections for new board members will take place.