East Mt. Airy Neighbors staged its biggest fundraising event of the year over the weekend. The Swing into Spring dance party attracted supporters to Benbow Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mt. Airy. Music was provided by Live music provided by the renowned Doc Gibbs & his friends. Tickets were $90 each. Elayne Bender, executive director of EMAN, reports that they took in $11,500 but that doesn’t include expenses.
Dan Muroff, outgoing Board President, was recognized for his service to the organization & the community and Aisha Brooks-Lytle, president-elect of EMAN, was introduced.
NewsWorks sent photographer Howard Pitkow to see who might show up, especially so close to an election. Cindy Bass and her husband Scott were spotted on the dance floor and Howard Treatman and his wife Ronit took time to stop by. These photos are at the end of the slide show. Also, Greg Paulmier was seen at Saturday’s dance party but we don’t have a photo. (If you have one of Greg email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org)
At-Large City Council candidate Andy Toy, who has campaigned heavily in Northwest Philly, was also in attendance.
Members of the Swing into Spring Organizing Committee: Dan Muroff, Aisha Brooks-Lytle, Jamie Camp, Kent Reichert, Hertis Smithey and Elayne Bender.
East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN) is a residents association. It co-hosts the annual Mt. Airy Day festival in May.
EMAN defines the boundaries as: Germantown Avenue on the West (West Mount Airy) Stenton Avenue to the East (Cedarbrook) Cresheim Valley Drive to the North (Chestnut Hill) Washington Lane to the South (Germantown)
(Revised at 10:18 a.m. added the names Greg Paulmier and Andy Toy to the story.)