Mayfair prepares for daylong neighborhood festivities

From the Mayfair Business Association:

The Mayfair Business Association is excited to announce its Third Annual May Fair festival along Frankford Avenue and its Second Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run.

MBA President Mike “Scoats” Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge, is excited to announce a new wrinkle to this year’s May Fair with the incorporation of the 15th Police District’s Advisory Council’s Community Day at the triangle at Cottman and Frankford avenues, as well as the addition of multiple live bands and acoustic acts along the Avenue.

Scotese said: “I am proud that the PDAC has joined our efforts and we will have an abundance going on at the triangle, as well as along Frankford Avenue.  The Fallen Heroes Run has become our lead-off event and we are excited to have the strong cooperation of Fire Fighters Union Local 22.  This May Fair Day is increasingly becoming the premier family fun day in Mayfair”

The day starts with our Second Annual Fallen Heroes Run and Walk.  All proceeds from this race will go to the Heroes Thrill Show as well as the rebuilding of the Mayfair Memorial Playground.  This year, our association will celebrate the life of our very own Fallen Fire Fighter John Redmond, a longtime resident of Mayfair whose life was tragically cut short in the 1990s while battling a fire.

The race will kick-off at 8:30AM at Ryan Avenue and Sackett Street where we will have a bagpiper and a vocalist before the many participants compete in our 5K run, which is organized by the Northeast Roadrunners.

Mayfair Civic Association President Joe DeFelice, who, along with the MBA and the Mayfair CDC coordinates the run, stated: “This run has filled a much-needed sporting void in our neighborhood. To be able to put together an event like this while celebrating the life of a true neighborhood hero like John Redmond is priceless.”

The Third Annual May Fair will commence with the award presentation to the winners of the 5K followed by sidewalk sales, face paintings, fire engines, music, prizes, giveaways and daylong festivities.  Free parking along Frankford Avenue will be provided by the Philadelphia parking Authority from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

These events are helping highlight an exciting year for Mayfair and are just another reason that Mayfair is a great place to live, work and play.

-Submitted by the MBA

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