Municipal Report: Elverson Council talks 2013 events

Upcoming events were a hot topic at the April 2 meeting of Elverson Borough Council.

The Main Street Yard sale is planned for Saturday, May 11, and Council Member Esther Prosser said she would try to coordinate having the Farmers Market at Elverson also held on that day.

“We have to encourage more people on Main Street to participate in the yard sale,” she stated.

The hours for the yard sale are set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the rain date is May 18.

The Elverson Day in the Park, Elverson’s showpiece event, is planned for Saturday, June 22. The day’s events will begin bright and early with the Elverson 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk (8:30 a.m. start time). Those who wish to participate can log onto www.elversonboro.org to register. The route of the 5K race will begin from the Please Wash Me car wash and head east on Main Street to the Elverson Post Office, then onto South Pine Street through Summerfield before routing back to the gazebos. The one mile walk will be around Livingood Park.

The Farmers’ Market at Elverson will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the music and children’s activities will begin at 4 p.m. Musical performances will include the Cripple Creek Gang, Johnny (Cash) Barnett and the West Chester Concert Band.

There will be activities for kids that include games, face painting, and the playful antics of Pipper the Clown.

New to this year’s event will be wagon rides through Elverson’s historic district, arranged by the Elverson Historical Commission.

The event will draw to a close with the always popular fireworks display. Anyone who would like to contribute to the fireworks display should contact Esther Prosser at esther@stoltzfus.com or 484.269.7153 for more information.

The Elverson Halloween parade is planned for Wednesday, October 16. The theme is Wild West, and those members of the public who will take part in the parade and contests are encouraged to plan ahead for this big event.

Prosser said that business card size advertisement spaces are available in the Elverson Borough newsletter. She said that they are an ideal option for businesses to get noticed by residents.

President of Council Bob Broderick said he is concerned about the whereabouts of the Street sign for Dengler Drive, as both the sign and the sign post have vanished. He has heard several rumors about where the missing items might be.

Council member Merle Stoltzfus said he has been looking into information about fixing, or replacing all signs in the borough, with the awareness of costs being of prime consideration.

Mayor Arleigh Hegarty said there were 11 calls to the PA State Police from residents of Elverson Borough during the month of March.

There is interest in having the Fire Police from the Twin Valley Fire Department help with controlling traffic on Main Street during the Memorial Day Celebration on May 27.

The Farmers Market at Elverson will be open on Saturday, April 27 at the Gazebos from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Emergency Management Coordinator Barclay Hargreaves maintained communication with the Chester County Emergency Management Coordinator during the winter storms, and continues to provide support to the Twin Valley School District Safety Committee.

Elverson Emergency Services is planning a training session for emergency workers at the Twin Valley Fire Department in May.

Residents living close to Livingood Park are asked to please cut high weeds and brush on their property.

Borough Engineer Mark Stabolopscy said he had received a call from Melissa Greisser, who lives towards the western end of Elverson along Main Street, about her concerns over the safety of her children playing in their yard while construction is going on nearby. Stoltzfus volunteered to talk to her about her concerns.

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