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Schedule of Events Our Generous Sponsors Our Dedicated Volunteers Strawberry Stage Schedule Strawberry Festival Committee Strawberry Café Live Schedule About the Brandywine Health Foundation International Food Vendor List Craft & Vendor Fair List In-Kind Donors Helpful Tips

A Message from our President and CEO


t’s hard to believe that it has been almost one year since I started as President and CEO of the Brandywine Health Foundation. Getting to know the critical role the Foundation plays in our community and meeting all of our partners has been quite a humbling experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and connect with many of our donors, community partners, municipal leaders and public officials, volunteers, and others who are all dedicated supporters of the Coatesville community- people who are working together to support the health and well-being of our community. The strength of our community reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Coretta Scott King “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” I am looking forward to the upcoming Strawberry Festival and hopefully meeting all of you. I want to personally thank our host, Brandywine Hospital - Tower Health, and our presenting sponsors, KeyBank and PECO. I also want to thank the Strawberry Festival committee made up of dedicated volunteers, incredible sponsors, and all of our partners for helping to put together this enormous four-day community event. We are excited to bring you non-stop live music, delicious food, rides, games, shopping, fireworks, and more at the 2018 Strawberry Festival. We have lots of exciting things to see and do at the festival and hope this guide will be helpful in planning your visit. As you may know, the funds raised from the Strawberry Festival are donated to four incredible organizations serving our community: Coatesville Area Public Library, Coatesville Rotary Club, Coatesville Youth Initiative, and the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company. Like the Brandywine Health Foundation, these organizations are helping to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community. I look forward to seeing you at the festival and hope e you will stop by the gazebo to say y hello. Best wishes,

Vanessa Briggs President and CEO

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Entertainment and Activity Schedule Thursday, May 31st – 5:00 – 10:00 pm 5:00 – 10:00 - Wristband Night Unlimited amusement rides in the Majestic Midway with the purchase of a $25 wristband Please note: Wristband sales will end at 9 pm. At that time it is to your advantage to buy individual ride tickets. Ride tickets never expire! 5:00 – 7:00 - Music & More by 101.1 More FM 5:00 – 8:00 - Pony Rides – courtesy of Locust Lane Riding Center ($5) 6:00 – 8:00 - Hoopster the 8-foot tall Stilt Walking Ref 5:00 – 10:00 - Escape Room provided by Escape, West Chester ($10) 5:00 – 10:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6) 5:00 – 10:00 - Zip Line provided by Zip and Bounce ($10) 5:00 – 10:00 - Monster Truck Rides provided by KSR Motorsports ($10) 5:00 – 10:00 - Mechanical Bull Rides provided by The Bull Guys ($5)

6:00 – 8:00 - Hoopster - The 8-foot tall Stilt Walking Ref 5:00 – 11:00 - Escape Room provided by Escape, West Chester ($10) 5:00 – 11:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6) 5:00 – 11:00 - Zip Line provided by Zip and Bounce ($10) 5:00 – 11:00 - Monster Truck Rides provided by KSR Motorsports ($10) 5:00 – 11:00 - Mechanical Bull Rides provided by The Bull Guys ($5) 9:45 - FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Sponsored By Bridgestone *Rain date is Saturday Saturday, June 2nd – 12:00 – 11:00 pm

Friday, June 1st – 5:00 – 11:00 pm

12:00 – 2:00 - Reduced Rides in the Majestic Midway (one less ticket per ride)

5:00 – 7:00 - Music & More by 101.1 More FM

12:00 – 9:00 - Balloon Sculptures by Green Bean the Clown

5:00 – 8:00 pm - Pony Rides courtesy of Locust Lane Riding Center ($5)

1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 - Magic Shows performed by “World Famous Magician” Chris Capehart

5:00 – 9:00 - Balloon Sculptures by Green Bean the Clown 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 - Magic Shows performed by “World Famous Magician” Chris Capehart

2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 - Juggling By Jonathan 5:00–8:00 - Pony Rides courtesy of Locust Lane Riding Center ($5)

6:00–8:00 - Hoopster - The 8-foot tall Stilt Walking Ref 12:00 – 11:00 - Escape Room provided by Escape, West Chester ($10) 12:00 – 11:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6) 12:00 – 11:00 - Zip Line provided by Zip and Bounce ($10) 12:00 – 11:00 - Monster Truck Rides provided by KSR Motorsports ($10) 12:00 – 11:00 - Mechanical Bull Rides provided by The Bull Guys ($5) 9:45 - Fireworks Raindate Sunday, June 3rd - 12:00 – 6:00 pm 12:00 – 2:00 - Reduced Rides in the Majestic Midway (one less ticket per ride) 2:00 - Strawberriest Kid Contest on the Strawberry Stage Ages 5 and under. Dress in your Strawberry Finest and enter to win great prizes! Sponsored by Gallagher

Throughout the entire festival... Amusement rides in the Majestic Midway Live Music on the Strawberry Stages thanks to our generous sponsor, Coatesville Savings Bank Prize Wheel with exciting prizes and fun for all ages! Shopping in our Craft & Vendor Fair, sponsored by Homespire Windows & Doors Free Family Play Area, provided by F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. Strawberry Patch Games, sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Strawberryland with bounce houses, face painting, and the Strawberryland train! (Fun for our younger visitors) Phone Charging Station, sponsored by Cricket Wireless

12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 - Magic Shows performed by “World Famous Magician” Chris Capehart

Enter the Raffle for your chance to win a $1,000 cash prize!

1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 - Juggling by Jonathan

Special visits from your favorite Cartoon Characters

12:00 – 6:00 - Escape Room provided by Escape, West Chester ($10)

Fun Sand Art Collectibles, sponsored by Castle “The Window & Door People”

12:00 – 6:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6)

International Food Fair with something delicious for everyone

12:00 – 6:00 - Zip Line Rides provided by Zip and Bounce ($10)

Fabulous Strawberry Shortcake sponsored by ArcelorMittal

12:00 – 6:00 - Monster Truck Rides provided by KSR Motorsports ($10)

Live Music in Strawberry Café Live, sponsored by Citadel

12:00 – 6:00 - Mechanical Bull Rides provided by The Bull Guys ($5)

The always popular Goldfish Game, sponsored by Martin Brower

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Encouraging Youth Development Building a Vibrant and Healthier Community Proudly organizing the Strawberry Festival since 2002.

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2018 Strawberry Festival and Garden Party Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSORS KeyBank PECO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL HOST Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health COATESVILLE TRANSFORMATION SPONSORS Brit and Bill Kay Bob and Jennifer McNeil Alice and Rod Moorhead DIAMOND SPONSORS Di and Dallas Krapf Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran Ms. Ione Apfelbaum Strauss FIREWORKS SPONSOR Bridgestone STRAWBERRY SPONSORS Mill Creek Capital Advisors LLC, VIP Reception Sponsor Univest ~ Banking, Insurance, Investments, Battle of the Berries at Brandywine Sponsor VISTA.Today BERRY SPONSORS ArcelorMittal, Strawberry Shortcake Sponsor Coatesville Savings Bank, Strawberry Stage Sponsor Gallagher, Strawberriest Kid Contest Sponsor MacElree Harvey Ltd., Garden Party Reception Sponsor Vivian Lasko PLATINUM SPONSORS Cabot Kjellerup Foundation Richard and Deborah Clark Five Point Renovation and Remodel Neptune Moon LLC St. Paul’s Baptist Church Twist’nShout Editorial and Design/ Amy Pollack West Chester University Foundation TURQUOISE SPONSORS Simon and Rebecca Brain Castle “The Window & Door People”, Children’s Sand Art Sponsor Citadel, Strawberry Café Live Sponsor Cricket Wireless, Phone Charging Station Sponsor Fox Rothschild LLP Fulton Bank Dr. John C. Gentile and Charlene A. Gentile Green Mountain Energy, Strawberry Patch Games Sponsor Homespire Windows & Doors, Craft and Vendor Fair Sponsor Martin Brower, Goldfish Booth Sponsor Philip’s Brothers Electrical Contractors Inc., Dining Tent Sponsor GOLD SPONSORS Franny and Franny Abbott Air Methods and JeffSTAT Betsy Barr and Dale Krapf Brandywine Holdings L.P. Brightview Landscapes Brumbaugh Wealth Management CentiMark Charles Blosenski Disposal Co. Chester County Eye Care Communications Test Design Inc. Comprehensive Cancer Care

Crothall Healthcare Kathleen Deets-Price Susan Garber and Edward Brown Gateway Medical Associates Howard and Sara Harris Health Partners Plans Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Holleran Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Huston III Ann and Steven Hutton Immaculata University The Honorable and Mrs. Harry Lewis Jr. In memory of Katherine Baker Lovell Mr. and Mrs. Ian MacKinnon Ms. Mary Alice Malone Manito Abstract Company Inc. National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum & Stewart Huston Charitable Trust Natural Lands Paragon Business Gifts Pennsylvania American Water R.H. Reinhardt Co. Tom and Margaret Rivello Nina Seder-Burnaford and Jeffrey A. Seder Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company Mary Ellen and Fred Smith Bonnie Timmons Trago Mechanical Inc. Al West and Sarah Walter Jill and Chris Whitcomb Bill and Elva Wright One Gold Sponsor wishes to remain Anonymous SILVER SPONSORS The Beaver Creek Tavern, Stuart Deets and James Dickinson Jr. Belfor Property Restoration Bentley Systems Inc. Brandywine Elevator Company Breuninger Insurance Inc. Chip and Maureen Breuninger Brite Realty Services Inc. Camphill Special School Chester County Otolaryngology Child Guidance Resource Centers Chris A. Cline Millwork CMC Inc. Delaware County Community College Greg A. Vietri Inc. Ann L. Jones Jeff Lewis Esq. and Mary Ann Rossi Esq. Lyons & Hohl Inc. Dorothy A. Matz David and Phyllis Moser David and Janet Nathan O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei PC Oliver Fire Protection & Security William and Margaret Packer Pro-Tech Floors Rainer & Company ServiceMark Heating Cooling & Plumbing Frances M. Sheehan and Ricardo Gelman, M.D. Signal 88 Security of Octorara Simmers Builders Inc. Carl and Beth Smith BRONZE SPONSORS Abarta Coca Cola Beverages BDA Healthcare Architects Belaro Jewelers LLC Bernardon Buffalo Run Ranch Jack Burkholder and Karen Jorgenson John and Liz Caggiano Capacity for Change LLC

George and Tricia Carlino Chertok’s Furniture & Mattress ChesPenn Health Services Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry Chester County Economic Development Council Chester County Hospital Church Farm School Coatesville Area Public Library Coatesville Center for Community Health Countryside Consulting Inc. Kenneth Doroski and Dawn Fastiggi Bill and Helen Elkins Energy Transfer Solutions LLC Flings Towing Inc. Glenmoore Partners Inc. Shane and Alissa Griffith Handi-Crafters Bill and Linda Handy Dana and Peter Heiman District Attorney Tom Hogan Mary T. Holleran and David J. Proctor Alan Horwitz, Esq. and Linda Harley H.T. Lyons Blake Krapf Lamb McErlane PC - Attorneys at Law Law Firm of Barry S. Rabin Lew’s Service Center Inc. Madsen Tree Service LLC Meridian Bank Ivan and Gail Morris Mr. and Mrs. Mark Myers Rodger and Michele Ollis Anita O’Meara, Esq., The O’Meara Law Firm PC Pennoni Penn Rise Advisors Pepperidge Farm Raida Rabah, M.D., Brandywine Valley Infectious Diseases William and Marlene Recchiuti Rhoads Energy Family of Companies RKL LLP William and Elizabeth Rubin Peter and Terri Silvester Skin Health Solutions Robert and Illaria Steele TeamHealth Tel Hai Retirement Community Threaded Screw Products Co. Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tracy United Way of Chester County Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees PC Eva L. Verplanck Betsy Walls David J. Wierz FRIENDS CCIU Practical Nursing Program Med Trans Inc. SPONSORS Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Pierre and Karen Annaballi Beiler Campbell Realtors Build-A-Band Music Education Carousel Toyota/Scion Community Courier – an Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Inc. DiMatteo Insurance Harcum College of Coatesville Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates Mahmoud Effat, M.D. Nicolas Accounting Group LLC Rainbow Valley Dental *List to date 5/14/18

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Dedicated volunteers make the Strawberry Festival possible— and a success By Steven Hoffman Staff Writer

“We know what a huge impact the Strawberry Festival has on the community,” Collins said. Collins began volunteering with the Strawberry Festival in It takes a lot of work by a team of dedicated volunteers to 2011. As chairperson of the volunteer committee, she has a plan and stage an event as large and diverse as the Strawberry lot of duties, ranging from big-picture planning to hands-on Festival. work during the festival to make sure that everything runs Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health hosts the festival, and smoothly. the Brandywine Health Foundation organizes it. A festival The Strawberry Festival Committee members all bring committee comprised of between 35 and 40 volunteers takes different talents to their work with the event. the lead in working out all the details for what is one of the Randy Scott, the vice chairperson of the Strawberry Festival Committee, is the director of plant most highly anticipated and familyoperations for Brandywine Hospitaloriented events in the area each year. Tower Health. He’s one of the longtime When the 46th annual festival takes volunteers, having assisted with the place May 31 to June 3, hundreds of planning of the Strawberry Festival volunteers will have played a part in the for about 27 years. Scott is very event’s success. community-oriented, and is involved Estimates on how many people with a number of volunteer activities, help out before, during, and after including serving as a volunteer the Strawberry Festival range from firefighter. As Strawberry Festival vice 800 to 1,000 people, according to chair, he helps to plan out the physical Karol Collins, the chairperson of the layout of the event, which is held on Strawberry Festival Committee. the hospital’s grounds. The volunteers help with the event— Randy Scott Carlyle Holling takes on two different many of them year after year—because Randy Scott, the vice chairperson of the duties for the Strawberry Festival they understand how important it is to the Strawberry Festival Committee, is the director of plant operations for Brandywine HospitalCommittee. She is the co-chair community. With all the food, music, and Tower Health. He’s one of the longtime overseeing the vendors and crafters, entertainment, the Strawberry Festival is volunteers, having assisted with the planning and she also has the distinction of something that thousands of people in of the Strawberry Festival for about 27 years serving as the Strawberry Lady, the the community look forward to each omnipresent mascot that walks around year. The event also raises funds that the festival grounds and interacts with are then provided to organizations that people throughout the event. serve the community—the beneficiaries Holling started volunteering with the are the Coatesville Area Public Library, festival about 15 years ago, and shortly Coatesville Rotary Club, the Coatesville after she joined the festival committee, Youth Initiative, and the Thorndale they learned that a mascot costume had Volunteer Fire Company. Combined, been acquired. They needed someone those organizations make a positive to volunteer to take on the role of the impact on just about every part of the Strawberry Lady, and Holling became Coatesville community. That motivates that endearing character. volunteers like Collins to help with the “I raised my hand to volunteer and festival because they know that so many Carlyle Holling I really have no idea why I did that,” people in the community benefit from It’s I such a great family event. There are Holling recalled with a laugh. the proceeds that are generated by the a lot of activities for children. It will keep the family busy all day long. Holling, who has a degree in apparel festival.


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“ Karol Collins We know what a huge impact the Strawberry Festival has on the community.

Greg Krajewski There are so many people involved to make this happen. It’s an amazing number of people who are helping out the community.

design, did not have a background in acting and she said that she’s not a natural performer, but it turned out that, with her abundant cheerfulness, she was very good at taking on the role of the Strawberry Lady. “I put on that costume and a different personality comes out,” she said with a laugh. “I light up and love walking around at the Strawberry Festival and talking to all the kids. It’s such a great family event. There are a lot of activities for children. It will keep the family busy all day long.” If being the Strawberry Lady isn’t enough, Holling also serves as a liaison to the 40 to 45 vendors and crafters who set up shop at the festival. “I help make sure that they have what they need,” she explained. “It’s a dual role, which I love.” In addition to her work with the festival, Holling volunteers at the Brandywine Health Foundation’s consignment shop, which sells furniture and clothing. During the course of the last 16 years, the consignment shop has generated more than $1 million for the Brandywine Health Foundation. Entertainment is a big part of the Strawberry Festival, and Greg Krajewski is instrumental in helping the Entertainment Committee to plan four days of entertainment—no easy feat. Krajewski, of Paragon Business Gifts Inc. and a resident of Honey Brook, has volunteered with the festival for more than 15 years. There are ten or more bands that will perform on the main stage throughout the event, and an equal number of singer-songwriters will perform acoustic sets at Strawberry Café Live. “It’s a challenge, but it’s enjoyable,” Krajewski said of planning the entertainment for the festival. “We will have a good variety of music.” Krajewski even performs during the Strawberry Festival—he is a member of the 74/75 Band, which is named after the year in which several group members graduated high school. They play mostly cover songs during their performances. Krajewski is a member of the Coatesville Rotary Club, which is a beneficiary of the Strawberry Festival. The Rotary takes the money that it receives from the Brandywine

Bud Adams Bud Adams was a Coatesville Rotary Club member the first time that he got involved with tthe Strawberry Festival more than 30 years ago.

Health Foundation and puts it right back into the Coatesville community through a number of different programs and activities. “It helps the community as a whole,” Krajewski said. “There are so many people involved to make this happen. It’s an amazing number of people who are helping out the community.” Another one of the longtime and dedicated volunteers is Bud Adams. Adams was a Coatesville Rotary Club member the first time that he got involved with the Strawberry Festival more than 30 years ago. “They asked the Coatesville Rotary to help out,” he said, explaining that the Rotary would sell hot dogs and hamburgers. Adams was in the wholesale food business in the area for 32 years. He would allow the Strawberry Festival to make use of his refrigerated trucks to store food. He would also pick up the tents, chairs, and tables for the festival. “I always enjoyed doing it,” Adams explained. Like a lot of the other volunteers at the Strawberry Festival, Adams thought it was important to give back to the community. Without the hard work of volunteers like Adams, Collins, Krajewski, Holling, and Scott, it wouldn’t be possible to plan and stage the Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival Committee meets regularly throughout the year to work on the event, and the committee chairperson said that they are all appreciative of everyone who gives their time and talents to make it a success. “We appreciate the help of the volunteers throughout the whole year,” Collins said. The volunteers all say that they are proud to be supporting the work of the Brandywine Health Foundation, which has a positive impact in the community. “What they have done for the community is just outstanding,” Holling said of the Brandywine Health Foundation. The volunteers also say that working on the festival is a rewarding experience. “I love every minute of it,” Collins said. www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com | 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


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Live on the Strawberry Stages THURSDAY, MAY 31ST


School of Rock 6:00 – 8:00 pm School of Rock is a performance oriented music school for kids between the ages of 7-18. Please join them at the Strawberry Festival for an exciting performance by some of their talented students. DJ Dre Money and DJ LGT 8:00 – 10:00 pm Mondre (DJ Dre Money) Boggs is an entrepreneur and business owner from Coatesville. He provides disc jockey service, sound, stage and lighting production for weddings, proms, birthday parties, charity events, concerts, and corporate events.

Build a Band 12:00 – 2:00 pm The Build-A-Band Music program is a hands on instruments performance based music program for people of all ages and abilities. We make the world a better place by sharing the gift of music! The Lukens Band in Concert 2:00 – 3:00 pm For over 115 years, the Lukens Band has been entertaining audiences throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. Consisting of musicians from all over the region, the band plays a varied repertoire of classic band music including marches, Broadway show tunes, patriotic music, and much more. DOXA 3:00 – 5:00 pm Doxa (translated “glory”) is comprised of multi-talented singers and musicians located throughout the Reading area. Offering tantalizing confections of head-turning harmonies and fresh, uniquely-styled arrangements. Doxa consistently delivers a powerful, awe-inspiring musical experience! 74/75 Band 5:00 – 7:00 pm “74/75 Band” plays a mix of classic rock, blues and current rock music and features Pete Duca – Drums; Greg Krajewski - Guitar & Vocals; Bernie Tiger Bass Guitar; Art Poff - Vocals and Percussion; and Lynn Verdone - Keyboard, Guitar & Vocals. Jamall Anthony and The Watch Party Band 7:00 - 9:00 pm Jamall Anthony, a graduate of Coatesville Area Senior High School, has been singing for 15 years. “Music is definitely in my blood,” he says. Some of his musical inspirations are Bob Marley, John Legend, The Fray, and Kings of Leon. He recently landed his first major label with Hollywood Records and will be moving to L.A. this summer. Tim Vitullo 9:00 – 11:00 pm Tim Vitullo is a bit different. An accomplished singer, guitarist, & songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh & his blues influences to record Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, his debut studio LP. His songs combine to create a portrait of “contemporary Americana blues” music that borrows as much from Vitullo’s jazz, jam band, & country influences as it does the American blues tradition.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST Fulvio and Sal 5:00 – 7:00 pm Fulvio and Sal both began playing music at an early age while growing up in Italy. They performed in wedding bands, as well as dance bands that toured across the country. They brought their love of music with them to America and have been entertaining crowds ever since! Briz and The Revival Band 7:00 – 9:00 pm Briz and The Revival is an energetic r&b/soul band. With a passionate vocalist and dynamic rhythm section they charm and capture every audience with their sound. Their music is honest and alive as they move through different genres in their set; flawlessly fusing r&b, jazz, rock and funk. Project X 9:00 – 11:00 pm Project X is a new and exciting female/male fronted Cover band. Covering the hottest new tunes back to the classics of the 80’s with an excellent range of various influences! Mary Smith Rogers, Vocals/Keys; Steven Rogers, Vocals/Keys; Scott Thompson, Lead Guitar; David Alan, Drums; Scott Zellar, Sr., Guitar; Scott Zellar, Jr., Bass

SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD Strawberriest Kid Contest (children 5 and under) 2:00 – 3:00 pm Dress in your strawberry finest and enjoy an adorably, sweet contest with great prizes. Each participant will receive a medal and awards will be given to the top 3 winners. Sponsored by Gallagher. Kindred Cross 3:00 – 5:00 pm Kindred Cross is a rock band Christian that combines vocal harmonies, with musicians of vast experience, talents, and backgrounds, to create a unique sound. Their music has an inspirational contemporary rock & roll style that creates a unique signature sound. Based in Coatesville, the band members include Steve and his sister Ruth Berkheimer, Lorne Porta, Bruce Doane, Timothy Englerth, Dave Kurtz, and Andy Duncan. www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com | 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


2018 Strawberry Festival Organizing Committee Karol Collins – Chair, Community Volunteer Randy Scott, Vice Chair, Brandywine Hospital Tower Health Bud Adams, Coatesville Rotary Club Pierre and Karen Annaballi, Coatesville Area Public Library Joseph Arvay, Caln Township Steve Atkinson, Crothall Healthcare Rashae Barnes, Community Volunteer Mondre Boggs, 50/50 L.G. Entertainment LLC Yvonne Campbell-McNeil, ArcelorMittal Katey Copeland, KeyBank Chief John Cordisco, Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company Steven C. Cunningham, Coatesville Savings Bank Marianna Cutler, Brandywine Hospital Tower Health Kristen Denne, Caln Township Chief Joseph G. Elias, Caln Township Police Department Cindy Englerth, Instant Imprints

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Susan Hernandez, KeyBank Lena Hershey, Community Volunteer Carlyle Holling, The InTech Group Inc. Laura Hood, Wawa Regina Hove, Coatesville Area Public Library Greg Krajewski, Paragon Business Gifts Inc. Stefania Maxton, KeyBank Jessica Miller, Morrison Healthcare Ron Miller, Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company Lindsay Myers, Coatesville Youth Initiative Kim Nicolas, Gulph Creek Hotels Sergeant Rodger Ollis, Jr., City of Coatesville Police Department Barry Rabin, The Law Firm of Barry S. Rabin Marlene Recchiuti, Community Volunteer Christopher P. Saello, United Way of Chester County Ray Schaefer, CVS Scott Thornton, Washington Hose Company No. 1 Donna R. Walton, Chester County Office of the Sheriff Jennifer Ziegler, Vanguard Stephanie Vargas, Brandywine Health Foundation

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THURSDAY, MAY 31ST Build a Band Students - 5:00 – 7:00 pm The Build-A-Band Music program is a hands on instruments performance based music program for people of all ages and abilities. We make the world a better place by sharing the gift of music! Na’Kisha Smith - 7:30 – 9:30 pm Born and raised in Coatesville, Na’Kisha is a songwriter and produces her own music as well. Fueled by the essence of iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Etta James, Mary J. Blige, and Lauryn Hill, Na’Kisha has created and crafted a sound of her own. FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST Alex Allegra 5:00 – 7:00 pm Alex enjoys connecting with people through her music. She performs regularly in the region, entertaining audiences with her original songs as well as select Country classics and Country Pop favorites. JL Ledesma - 7:30 – 9:30 pm JL Ledesma is a locally based solo musician. He was born and raised in a small town in the Philippines where he developed his musical style. Some of his influences are Jason Mraz, Brian McKnight, Tyler Ward and OPM (Original Pinoy “Filipino” Music). His music journey also taught him to play different varieties of genres, styles and can be appreciated by all ages. SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND The Vamp Head Jazz Quintet - 12:00 – 2:00 pm Greg Leinweber and Rick Covatta began working together as a jazz duo of guitar and bass. Since then they have added three of their friends Mark Ross on tenor saxophone Chris Erwin on trumpet and Dean Gorfti on drums. Drawing from their many years of experience as members of big bands, brass ensembles, blues, metal, and rock bands as well as other jazz combos, an interesting mix of classic jazz standards by artists such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Sonny Rollins along with some originals. Angela Evans Duo - 2:00 – 4:00 pm Mark is a seasoned guitarist having played in a variety of bands.

Angela is a self taught vocalist with a passion for singing. Together they bring an acoustic sound to familiar songs while giving it their own style. Trevon Raines - 4:00 – 6:00 pm Trevon Raines has been charming audiences in the Mid-Atlantic area for years. Singing at festivals, wineries, baseball stadiums, and restaurants, she draws you in with her emotional style. Paul Colombo - 6:00 - 8:00 pm Paul Colombo is a Chester County musician who has performed and recorded with Grammy winners. He has been touted for his “virtuoso guitar playing” by the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. With a soulful voice and pop/rock songs influenced by Todd Rundgren, Eric Carmen, and Hall and Oates. ANKER - 8:00 – 10:00 pm Anker is a performing songwriter. Anker also co-wrote & produced a children’s yoga CD with Karuna Lynne Elson for her feline yoga puppet, “Swami Cat”. Anker’s set list changes regularly to include his original songs as well as reworked covers by such artists as: Collective Soul, Van Halen, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Blondie, The Cars & many more. SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD Dog’s Dinner Band - 12:00 – 2:00 pm As the name implies, Dog’s Dinner Band is a group of both young and old, Christian and secular, politically diverse, serious and funny, musicians. They are a diverse mix of instruments and personalities presenting fun music and interesting arrangements played with a variety of instruments. Come to not only to listen, but also to participate! Vik Raolji - 2:00 – 4:00 pm Locally based in Coatesville, Vik Raolji performs a wide variety of songs featuring acoustic guitar, and a strong tenor vocal. Vik performs popular cover versions that span several decades, drawing from an extensive song list that is sure to please almost any crowd, young and old. Jett Blaq In Flight - 4:00 – 6:00 pm An exciting dance band fused with Jazz, Pop and Hip Hop. Playing many styles of music from Motown to dance music of the 70’s and 80’s to the current best dance sounds. Jett Blaq In Flight is sure to please. www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com | 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


Through our initiatives and vision, the Brandywine Health Foundation is helping the Coatesville area toward a future of healthy living, and its inaugural Culture of Health Community Forum in March helped galvanize that mission.

Cultivating a Culture of Health By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer

Sixteen years ago, the Brandywine Health Foundation launched its grant making to advance the health of the population in the greater Coatesville area, regardless of their race, income, gender, age, disability or background. To this day, its guiding principles of “Stewardship, Equity, Wellness, Collaboration, and Leadership” remain the focus of more than $16.5 million of investments in local non-profit organizations that help people live healthier lives, and there is still much more work to be done. As President and CEO for the Brandywine Health Foundation, Vanessa Briggs’ personal passion to help those in greatest need is tightly linked with the Foundation’s core value to treat everyone as an equal, regardless of their socioeconomic status or walk in life. “The Foundation is seen as an influential voice and an advocate for health equity” Briggs said. “We may have resources to address these complex issues, but we can’t do it alone. Our voice, along with others’, gives us the opportunity to convene individuals from various fields that equally share the desire to create a healthy thriving community.” If one could associate words with the greater Coatesville

community, they would likely be Pride, Challenge and Opportunity. Working with the community it serves, the Brandywine Health Foundation incorporates the words “Inclusion” and “Action” as part of its groundwork to create a more holistic view of solving deep-seeded community health problems. “Working in the shadow of these realities is hard work,” Briggs said, “but it’s achieved through strategy and focused longterm investment. Part of the challenge we have is stimulating broader and deeper social change and clarifying the level and type of change needed to improve community health. “This requires knitting health, social and economic sectors together in order to address why certain groups of people in our community still suffer from poorer health outcomes. The Foundation works with its old and new partners in looking at what prevents communities in achieving better health. If we dismantle the barriers to the system, improve living conditions, environments and neighborhoods, we can begin to see health disparities decline.” Brandywine Health Foundation has been working with the greater Coatesville community to tackle the region’s most pressing health problems with real solutions. In the coming decade, the Foundation will strategically build upon its successes, in order to positively impact the nine municipalities in the Coatesville Area School District. The Brandywine Health Foundation’s inaugural Culture of Health Community Forum, held March 16 at Gateway Church, helped galvanize the Foundation’s mission and expand its view and connect with leaders of local non-profit, for-profit, government, philanthropy and faith-based institutions. Throughout the Forum, there was a shared belief that the time is right for a new, across-the-board approach to building a healthier community. In his keynote address at the Forum, Dr. Giridhar Mallya, Senior Policy Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson


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V The Forum featured brainstorming sessions that targeted potential solutions to create a healthier Coatesville community.

Foundation, emphasized that creating a “Culture of Health” is best achieved through changing mindsets and expectations; engaging in civic activities that promote healthy choices; and cultivating social connections that serve as lifelines of support. Mallya introduced the Culture of Health framework’s four action areas that include Making Health a Shared Value; Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Well-Being; Creating Healthier, More Equitable Communities; and Strengthening the Integration of Health Services and Systems, in order to create an outcome that improves the health, well-being and health equity of the entire population. The inaugural Culture of Health Community Forum served as the launch of what will become a continuing series of health forums in the greater Coatesville area. These forums will educate and engage the community in conversations on factors that impede one’s ability in making health an easy daily choice for our residents. The community will have the opportunity to become architects of ideas to improve the health of greater Coatesville, not just recipients. “I’ve heard from many of those in attendance that there was a

Brandywine Health Foundation President/CEO Vanessa Briggs welcomed stakeholders to the Foundation’s first “Culture of Health Forum” on March 16.

sense of focus re-energizing everyone’s individual and collective disciplines to work strategically together and establish health as a shared value, only until then we can begin to move the health needle in Coatesville in a positive direction,” Briggs said. Similar to other health foundations across the nation, the Brandywine Health Foundation is looking more expansively and ambitiously at what they can and should do to improve the health of people they serve. “Improving health outcomes is not just about making sure a person can go to a doctor,” Briggs said. “It’s about disrupting our thinking, taking into consideration neighborhood conditions, community inclusion, and the impact of political and social power on our communities’ health status and life expectancy. It’s about systems thinking and implementing collective longrange solutions.” To learn more about the Brandywine Health Foundation, visit www.brandywinefoundation.org, contact the Foundation at 610-380-9080, or visit their offices at 50 South First Avenue, Coatesville, Pa. 19320. To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email rgaw@ chestercounty.com.

All photos courtesy of the Brandywine Health Foundation

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International Food Fair Apple Frankie’s – Funnel Cakes, Frosty Lemonade, Strawberry Smoothies, and Snow Cones. Big Fat Daddy’s – Booth 1: Texas Beef Sub or Platter, Pulled Pork Sub or Platter, Jumbo Turkey Leg, Rib Sampler, BBQ Chicken, Loaded Pork Nachos, Roasted Corn, Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Strawberry Lemonade Booth 2: Famous Crab Dip in Bread Bowl or Pretzel, Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich, Crab Dip N Fries, Colossal Got Beef Crabcake Sandwich, Lemonade, Limeade, Orangeade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Raspberry Tea Fun*tastic Foods – Philly Cheesesteaks and Chicken Cheesteaks, Boardwalk Pork Roll Sandwiches, French Fries, Cheese Fries, and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. JamRock Caribbean Cuisine – Jerk Chicken, Jerk Wings, Jerk Chicken Platter or Sandwich, Fried Plantains, Coco Bread, Bottled Juices, and Jamaican Ginger Beer. J&J Kettle Korn – Flavored Kettle Corn, Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick, Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, and Lemonade. JR’s Soda Shoppe – Old Fashioned Soda, Iced Tea, and Lemonade in large festive mugs, plus Fresh Popcorn. Lulu’s Cafe on the Go – Falafel, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Hummus Wrap, Chicken Mediterranean Wrap, and Salads. Moonlight Catering – Italian Sausage Sandwiches, Corn Dogs, Mac & Cheese, and Onion Rings.

Nader’s Food Services – Burritos (Baja Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Char-Grilled Chicken, Ground Beef, Grilled Vegetables, Char-Grilled Steak, and Beans & Rice), Salad Bowls (Char-Grilled Chicken, CharGrilled Steak, Grilled Vegetables, Baja Chicken) and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. 16

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Old Red BBQ – Smoked Kielbasa with Sauerkraut Sub, Smoke German Bratwurst Sandwich, Smoked Knackwurst Sandwich, Assorted Sides, and Fresh Black Frisia Iced Tea. Orient Bowl – Grilled Chicken Skewers, Special Fried Rice, Fried Noodles, Spring Rolls, Teriyaki Chicken with Rice, Combo Platters, and Lemonade. Rita’s Italian Ice and Custard – Italian Ice, Frozen Custard Cups and Cones, Gelati’s, Sundaes, Mistos, and Milkshakes. Rotary Club of Coatesville – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soda, Iced Tea, and Coffee. Sabatino’s Mobile Pizzeria – Pizza, French Fries, and Chicken Kabobs. Stella Jeanne’s Festival Foods – Chicken Fingers, Sweet Potato Fries, Deep Fried Cheese Curds, Deep Fried Oreos, Tornado Potato, Frozen Lemonade or Limeade. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Gyro Sandwiches and Chicken Souvlaki Wow Foods – Jumbo Lobster Roll, Poutine, “Pig Dippers”, Buffalo Chicken Poutine, Lobster Truffle Fries, Garlic-Parmesan Fries, Fried Macaroni & Cheese Ball Sampler, “Squealers”, Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.

Craft, Art, and Business Vendor Fair CRAFTERS

Bombshell Beauties – Bath bombs, bug repellents (essential oils), aromatherapy rice bags, aromatherapy body sprays, homemade jewelry, tapestries, and sage kits.

Chocolate Moonshine – A variety of Artisan Bars hand painted with French cocoa butter, adding an artistic touch similar to a truffle. Made with French and Belgian chocolate, organic pure cane sugar, and fresh Pennsylvania cream. Classy Glass – One of a kind glass jewelry – all handmade pieces. Bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and pendants.

Cutco Cutlery – Cutlery, culinary tools, BBQ & garden tools, cookware, flatware, scissors, sporting knives.

Dollface Creations – Slippers, sleeping masks, chokers, ear cuffs, crop tops, dresses, and summer outfits.

Emkay Bead Designs – Handmade bead jewelry, mommy and me bracelet sets, earrings, and decorated hats.

Henna Tattoos & More – Unique Henna tattoos, clothing, jewelry, and bags.

JT Scrollworks – Clocks, portraits, toys, and home decor made from wood. KatieLou Crafts – Unique coasters.

Kiara’s Bowtique – Hairbows and accessories for girls and moms.

Lord of the Stone – Handmade/hand carved Brazilian Fire Opal jewelry: bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants; blown glass jewelry; pearl jewelry; hand carved healing crystals & gemstones. Registered and licensed gemologist. LulaRoe – Popular women’s clothing brand.

MFAD Creations – Kids travel reading pillows.

Mindy Esworthy Arts – Paintings, prints, and pots. Painted with watercolors and acrylics. Inspired by nature and also abstract work. New Age Clothing – Women’s clothing, musical instruments, puppets, and jewelry. The North Sides – Preserved and paper plants for creating a relaxing home. Tabletop fire pits, wooden display shelves, and hair clips.

Origami Owl – Customized jewelry made of lockets, charms, personal inscriptions, watches, rings, diffusers and more. You tell stories with words; we tell stories with jewelry.

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Paparazzi by Ashley – Fashion-forward jewelry and trendy accessories that are affordable for everyone.

Real Time Pain Relief – Safe and effective, fast acting pain relief. FDA approved and made in the USA.

Savage Mane Beard Co. – Beard grooming products: oil, balm, mustache wax, wooden combs, and accessories. Scensty – Home fragrance products that include, but are not limited to warmers, diffusers, and wax.

Shiny Objects – Handmade necklaces, earrings, and keychains, small potted herbs and veggies, garden markers, PVC decor and chicken feeders, homemade house decor, and corks.

Sunshine Handicrafts – Dreamcatchers, puppets, musical instruments, jewelry, and women’s clothing.

Tastefully Simple – Meal solutions for busy lives! Meal kits, sauces & seasonings, dips, drinks, dessert & breads. Stop by for new dinner ideas, entertaining options & gifts! Thirty One Gifts – Bags and home decor.

Uniquely 4 You – Trinket boxes, jewelry, dream catchers, wood scroll work, children’s items, sewn products, wood roses, and more! Yan Yan – Fashion jewelry.

Zen Festival Wear – Retro art and music t-shirts, tapestries, hats, and sunglasses.


Bath Fitter Floor Coverings International of Chester County Gutter Helmet Impact Chiropractic Kacie’s Cause Lancaster County Air Pure Inc. Locust Lane Riding Center Mid Atlantic Waterproofing Spiritual Words, Tattoo & Dream Interpretation United Sports Tae Kwon Do www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com | 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


Thank you to our generous in-kind supporters 74/75 Band Abarta Coca-Cola Acme, Thorndale Alex Allegra Amani’s BYOB Angela Evans Duo ANKER Jamall Anthony and The Watch Party Band Blue Moon Florist BouncyRoo Brandywine Hospital Tower Health Brandywine Valley Interiors Briz & The Revival Band Build a Band Caln Township Caln Township Police Department Charles Blosenski Disposal Company Christian Faith Fellowship,


Downingtown City of Coatesville Coatesville Area School District Coatesville Discount Tires Paul Colombo DJ Dre Money, 50/50 L.G. Entertainment LLC Dog’s Dinner Band Downingtown Bowling Palace DOXA The Englerth Family F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. Fork & Bottle Restaurant at The Desmond Hotel Fulvio and Sal General Warren Great Clips, Thorndale Green Street Grill Hatt’s True Value Hardware Jett Blaq

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John Serock Catering Kindred Cross K-Mart, Thorndale Krapf Bus Companies Lancaster Barnstormers JL Ledesma Locust Lane Riding Center The Lukens Band The Master’s Baker Jennifer and Bob McNeil Neptune Moon LLC Paragon Business Gifts Inc. Pepperidge Farm Inc. Pomodoro Ristorante Project X Trevon Raines Vik Raolji Reading Fightin Phils Margaret and Tom Rivello Seven Stars Inn Na’Kisha Smith School of Rock

Seven Stars Inn The Springhouse Terrace at General Warren Stages Arts Initiative Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden Ms. Bonnie Timmons The Vamp Head Jazz Quintet Tim Vitullo Twist ‘nShout Editorial and Design, Amy Pollack Ultimate Touch Cleaning Services Urban Air Trampoline Park, Downingtown Washington Hose EMS WCHE 1520 AM Wegmans, Downingtown The Whip Tavern YMCA of Greater Brandywine

A Few Simple Tips The Strawberry Festival is a rain or shine event. In severe weather some events may be canceled or rescheduled. Updates, when possible, will be made to the website. Admission Admission to the festival is free! Rides, games, food, etc. are pay as you go (prices vary). All net proceeds from the Strawberry Festival are donated to the greater Coatesville community for programs that support Health Equity, Healthy Youth, and a Healthy Community. Please note, we will have ATM’s on site for easy cash accessibility. There is a $4 fee* to use the ATM’s at the festival. *A portion of the fee is donated to the Brandywine Health Foundation. Pets We love animals too, but… leave your pets at home. For the safety of your pet and others, pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Strawberry Festival. Parking and Shuttles There is ample parking adjacent to the festival with one lot located off of Reeceville Road across from the main entrance and the other lot off of Fisherville Road with a FREE two minute shuttle to the festival entrance. Parking in either lot is $2. We strongly encourage folks to avoid the traffic and ride the FREE Strawberry Festival shuttle. Offered on Friday and Saturday nights from 5-11 pm from the Kmart in Thorndale. Please note: There will be no festival parking allowed at CVS or Wawa. Please do not use this as a drop-off and/or pick-up location. Lost Children We encourage families to write your cell phone number on your child’s arm in sharpie (permanent marker), so that you can be contacted in case you get separated. All lost children should report to the gazebo, so they can safely await the arrival of their parents. Smoking Please note, Brandywine Hospital - Tower Health is a no smoking zone. Please respect the rules and the health of those around you. Thank you for supporting the Brandywine Strawberry Festival and the Coatesville community! www.brandywinestrawberryfestival.com | 2018 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


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2018 Strawberry Festival  

The 46th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held May 31 - June 3

2018 Strawberry Festival  

The 46th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held May 31 - June 3