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Phillie Phanatic visits young Gilbertsville area fans

By Rebecca Blanchard|

Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure

Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend. ...

By Cheryl Thornburg cthornburg@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    Fleetwood Community Theatre’s ‘Peter Pan’ took audiences on a magical adventure

    Young area actors got to soar to new heights in Fleetwood Community Theatre’s summer production of “Peter Pan,” much to the delight of the audience at Fleetwood Area High School last weekend.

    By Cheryl Thornburg cthornburg@21st-centurymedia.com |

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    From Eastern State Penitentiary |

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    Phillie Phanatic visits young Gilbertsville area fans

    Thursday, July 24, seemed like an ordinary day at The Goddard School in Gilbertsville until a certain visitor entered the building. Phille Phanatic, the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. The Phanatic began by playing with several of the children on the school’s playground equipment. He then visited each of the classrooms to personally greet the different age groups. The visit ended with a group photo.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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    Emily Thiel
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