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Powering partnerships. At PECO, we’re committed to helping the communities we serve. That’s why we volunteer and provide more than $6 million a year to local community and nonprofit organizations across our region, so we can build a stronger tomorrow together. PECO is proud to partner with the Brandywine Health Foundation to celebrate the 2019 Strawberry Festival.


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Schedule of Events Our Generous Partners Rock walls, Outreach and Education


Strawberry Stage Schedule


In-Kind Supporters


Strawberry CafĂŠ Live Schedule


Keeping the Crowds Safe


Food Vendor List


Craft & Vendor Fair List


Strawberry Festival Committee


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Entertainment and Activity Schedule Thursday, May 30th – 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 – 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 *Rain date is Saturday

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

Saturday, June 1st – 12:00 – 11:00 pm

6:00 – 8:00 - Hoopster the 8-foot tall Stilt Walking Ref

12:00 – 2:00 - Healthy Food Demonstrations by the Chester County Food Bank

5:00 – 10:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6)

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

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) Friday, May 31st – 5:00 – 11:00 pm 5:00 – 8:00 - Pony Rides courtesy of Locust Lane Riding Center ($5) 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 6:00 – 8:00 - Hoopster - The 8-foot tall Stilt Walking Ref 5:00 – 11:00 - Knockerball provided by Knockerball Ninjas ($6)

12:00 – 10:00 - Steps Challenge Gift Card Prizes – Stop by the Brandywine Hospital tent to register 1:00 – 2:00 - 1st Annual Brandywine Hospital Dance Contest on the Main Stage – Cash Prizes 12:00 – 4:00 - Balloon Sculptures by Green Bean the Clown 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 - 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 - 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 12:00 – 11:00 - Mechanical Bull Rides provided by The Bull Guys ($5) 9 9:45 - Fireworks Raindate Sunday, June 2nd - 12:00 – 6:00 pm 12:00 – 2:00 - Reduced Rides in the Majestic Midway (one less ticket per ride) 12:00 – 5:00 - Steps Challenge Gift Card Prizes – Stop by the Brandywine Hospital tent to register 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 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 - Magic Shows performed by “World Famous Magician” Chris Capehart

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 GEICO 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) Enter the Raffle for your chance to win a $1,000 cash prize! Special visits from your favorite Cartoon Characters

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

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

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

Take home a festival keepsake from the Berry Patch Souvenirs and Fresh Strawberries


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2019 Strawberry Festival and Garden Party Partners PRESENTING SPONSORS Key Bank PECO FESTIVAL HOST Brandywine Hospital - Tower Health CULTURE OF HEALTH PARTNERS Bill and Brit Kay Jennifer and Bob McNeil Sam Slater and Lornie Forbes GREENING COATESVILLE ADOPT-A-PARK PARTNERS Di and Dallas Krapf Mill Creek Capital Advisors LLC Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran BATTLE OF THE BERRIES AT BRANDYWINE PARTNER Univest - Banking, Insurance, Investments CHAMPIONS ArcelorMittal, Strawberry Shortcake Sponsor Coatesville Savings Bank, Strawberry Stage Sponsor Gallagher, Strawberriest Kid Contest Sponsor GEICO, Craft Fair Sponsor Green Mountain Energy Company, Strawberry Patch Game Sponsor R. H. Reinhardt Co., Raffle Sponsor VISTA.Today, Media Partner Vivian Lasko LEADERS Simon and Rebecca Brain Brumbaugh Wealth Management Cabot Kjellerup Foundation Richard and Deb Clark Fulton Bank Gawthrop Greenwood PC Dr. John C. Gentile & Charlene A. Gentile Gunard Berry Carlson Memorial Foundation Inc. Howard and Sara Harris MacElree Harvey Ltd. Neptune Moon LLC Simmer Builders St. Paul’s Baptist Church Twistnshout, Amy Pollack Valley Creek Productions Al West and Sarah Walter Edwin Williams Photography ADVOCATES/ GOLD PARTNERS Franny and Franny Abbott Betsy Barr and Dale Krapf Breuninger Insurance Inc. Chip and Maureen Breuninger Vanessa B. Briggs BrightView Landscapes Peter and Cathy Callahan Chester County Eye Care Citadel

Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI) Comprehensive Cancer Care Kathleen Deets-Price Fox Rothschild LLP Susan Garber and Ed Brown G. A. Vietri Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Huston III Ann and Steven Hutton The Honorable and Mrs. Harry Lewis Jr. Lyons & Hohl Inc. Ian and Mary MacKinnon Mary Alice Malone, Iron Spring Farm Inc. Manito Abstract Company Inc. Martin Brower Alice Moorhead David and Phyllis Moser Art and Janene Mullen Natural Lands Paragon Business Gifts Philips Brothers Electrical Contractors Inc. Isabel and Frank Pryor Margaret and Tom Rivello Nina Seder-Burnaford and Jeffrey A. Seder Mary Ellen and Fred Smith Trago Fire Protection Trago Mechanical Inc. Terra Vida Holistic Centers Jill and Chris Whitcomb Bill and Elva Wright SUPPORTERS/ SILVER PARTNERS Air Methods - JeffSTAT Jason D. Alexander, MPP and Meghan McVety, MPA, Capacity For Change BB&T The Beaver Creek Tavern, Stuart Deets and James Dickinson Jr. BeLaro Jewelers Belfor Property Restoration Buffalo Run Ranch Brandywine Elevator Company BRITE Realty Services Inc. George and Tricia Carlino ChesPenn Health Services Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry (CCCBI) Chester County Hospital Chester County Otolaryngology & Allergy Associates Child Guidance Resource Centers Chris A. Cline Millwork Coatesville Area Public Library Countryside Consulting Inc. Delaware County Community College DJ Dre Money Kenneth Doroski and Dawn Fastiggi Bobby and Kathy Duca Fischer Cunnane & Associates, Ltd. Flings Towing, Daryl Fling Fox Rothschild LLP Gateway Medical Associates Alissa and Shane Griffith H. T. Lyons Bill and Linda Handy Heatherwood Retirement Community Dana and Peter Heiman

State Representative Tim and Carol Hennessey District Attorney Tom Hogan Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Holleran Mary T. Holleran and David J. Proctor Honeybrook Golf Club Allan M. Horwitz, Esq. and Linda Harley Ann L. Jones Karen Jorgenson and Jack Burkholder Blake Krapf Lamb McErlane PC, Attorneys at Law Law Firm of Barry S. Rabin Madsen Tree Service LLC Mr. and Mrs. Michael Matz David and Janet Nathan Rodger and Michele Ollis Anita F. O’Meara Penn Rise Advisors LLC Pennoni Pennsylvania American Water Pro-Tech Floors Rainer & Company William and Marlene Recchiuti Rhoads Energy RKL LLP Frances M. Sheehan and Ricardo Gelman, MD Signal 88 Security of Octorara Peter and Terri Silvester Martha and Ted Skiadas Skin Health Solutions LLC Mrs. Hannah Spatola Bob and Noel Stanek The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust Lee Ann Sullivan Team Health East Mary Jo and Thomas J. Tracy Transfers of Learning Unruh Turner Burke & Frees Elizabeth Walls West Chester University Foundation The Wright Agency YMCA of Greater Brandywine Three Supporters wish to remain anonymous BRONZE PARTNERS Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Coatesville Area Senior Center Coatesville Center for Community Health Energy Transfter Solutions LLC H.B. Frazer Company Little Chef Restaurant Med-Trans, Inc. Northeast Protection Partners Pepperidge Farm, Downingtown TruMark Financial Credit Union VFP Fire Systems FRIENDS DiMatteo Insurance Levin Luminais Chronister Eye Associates Rainbow Valley Dental Team Toyota of Glen Mills

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The partnership of the Brandywine Health Foundation and Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health extends far beyond the Strawberry Festival

Rock walls, outreach and education: A collaboration that’s engaging the community it serves For those who attend this year’s Strawberry Festival, they growing need to provide the Coatesville-area community will be engaging in four days of fun-filled activity and with better access to physical and mental health, education movement courtesy of the collaboration of the Brandywine to fight the rise in obesity, and assistance to those fighting Health Foundation and Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health, addiction. which has served as the site of the annual Coatesville tradiThe solutions to these problems are being realized with tion since 1972. the work the Foundation and the Hospital are currently New to the festival this year, the Chester County Food doing: Engaging non-profit organizations, schools, civic Bank will be doing cooking demonstrations and provid- groups and business leaders in creating a shared goal, and a ing free samples of healthy food culture of health that makes health options and recipes to take home the easy choice. on Saturday (6/1). The Honey Since it was founded in 2001, Brook Food Pantry will be doing the Foundation has distributed the same on Sunday (6/2). Families over $17 million in grants and will also enjoy the thrill of rock wall scholarships, and connects people climbing, enter a dance contest, and possibilities to resources and and participate in a walking challeadership. During that time, the lenge that will monitor the amount Foundation raised over $13 milof steps they take during the festival. lion in public and private funds Over the years, the relationship to build the Brandywine Health between the Brandywine Health and Housing Center in 2008. It Foundation and Brandywine has distributed over $300,000 Courtesy of Brandywine Hospital Hospital has come to mean so in scholarships to youth, investmuch more than sharing the bill The staff at Brandywine Hospital are regularly engaged ed in local first responders, and in community outreach, which includes food donations at the annual Strawberry Festival. coordinated by a nursing unit that supported families launched the Coatesville Youth Together, the Foundation and the at Thanksgiving. Initiative, the Youth Mental Health Hospital are partners in a commitFirst Aid Program, its Coatesville ment to a healthy community. Youth Philanthropy Program and the Greening Coatesville In its mission and in its action, the Brandywine Health Parks and Playgrounds Initiative. Foundation is dedicated to the goal of enabling the people The Hospital has increased its focus on educating the of the greater Coatesville area to fulfill their greatest poten- community which serves to compliment the excellence of tial, increase access to social services and health care for its care. everyone, to help young people grow up safe and success“One of our priorities is ensuring we’re offering services ful, and to build a vibrant and healthier Coatesville. to the community, for example free screenings for cholesUnder new leadership, Brandywine Hospital continues to terol and blood pressure and heart health assessments,” expand its commitment to providing outstanding medical said Jeff Hunt, Brandywine Hospital President & CEO. “The staff; advancements in heart, lung and vascular surgery; and Hospital wants to provide our community with the peace broadening the reach of its excellence into the community of mind in knowing that if there is clear indication of a it serves, through education and prevention. problem, that they have an opportunity to address it early. As detailed in recent community health needs assess“In the past few years, it has become even more imporments, the collaboration of ideas and action between the tant to increase our focus on community outreach. We Hospital and the Foundation generously overlaps with the want to educate our community that they have several 8

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options to achieve a healthier life. There are so many ways to inform the community.” If reaching the community is one objective, then making it easier for them to better manage their health is an even more immediate need. Vanessa Briggs, Chief Executive Officer of the Brandywine Health Foundation, said that one of the greatest challenges among healthcare providers in the Coatesville area is to also address food insecurity, transportation, and mental health issues for their patients. “Providers need to expand partnerships that enable them to integrate health promotion, healthcare, and social services to better manage patient centered care,” said Briggs, who also serves on the Hospital’s Board of Directors. “It’s a systems change that will allow us to improve service coordination, and the patient’s experience. The Foundation and the Hospital are both looking to link community health with clinical care.” The Foundation and the Hospital have the added challenge of determining how their collaborative programs will not only reach the community, but how effective they will be in attempting to help the complex needs of those they serve: navigating medications; understanding health coverage; getting from home and job to service provider; and learning the ropes of eating healthy. “It’s not just about providing an adequate number of services,” Briggs said. “Our community needs assistance across health service providers. They’re so overstressed with their challenges that they don’t have the bandwith to go from one service provider to the next service provider, which leaves them asking someone to coordinate their health across a difficult continuum.” While rock wall climbing, dance contests and health goodies are sure to be among the must-do events at this year’s Strawberry Festival, they’re just a part of a larger purpose – seen in the work being done by the Brandywine Health Foundation and Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health. “It’s all about community health, and we’re making sure that both entities understand the needs of the community, and deliver those needs to the community,” Briggs added. “One of the goals of the Hospital has been to increase programming outside the brick and mortar of the hospital, and because the Foundation has already developed programs within the community, we saw it as a natural partnership. “It behooves the both of us to work together to make sure the programs are developed and leveraged through the community.” To learn more about the Brandywine Health Foundation, visit or contact To learn more about Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health, visit

In the community Brandywine HospitalTower Health supports the following community events: American Cancer Society Relay for Life Ashbridge Manor Health Fair Brandywine Hospital Senior Group activities throughout the year Brandywine YMCA Healthy Kids Day Brandywine YMCA Senior Games Caln Township Community Days Caln Township Little League CASH Multicultural Night Chester County 5K Color Run/Walk Chester County Walk Day Coatesville Christmas Parade Downingtown Senior Center 50 Plus Expo at the Church Farm School Honey Brook Harmony Day Ice Line Skating Rink Tel Hai Health Fair United Sports Training Center -- presenting sponsor of 20th anniversary celebration and fireworks United Way Live United Color Run (presenting sponsor)

Courtesy of Brandywine Hospital Brandywine Hospital recently provided education for high school students interested in a career in health care. | 2019 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


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2019 Strawberry Stages Schedule THURSDAY – MAY 30

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.

5pm-7pm – DJ Dre Money DJ Dre Money 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.

9pm-11pm – Project X 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

7pm-9pm – School of Rock 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. FRIDAY – MAY 31 5pm-7pm – Fulvio and Sal 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! 7pm-9pm – Briz and The Revival Band Briz and The Revival is an energetic r&b/soul band. With a passionate vocalist

SATURDAY – JUNE 1 1pm-2pm – Brandywine Hospital Dance Contest 2pm-3pm – The Lukens Band 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. 5pm – 7pm - 74/75 “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. 7pm-9pm – Chowerhead 9pm-11pm – Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy is a classic rock cover band that primarily covers a variety of bands such as: Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Rolling Stones, The Police, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many other popular classic rock groups from the 60’s and 70’s.

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SUNDAY – JUNE 2 12pm-1:30pm – All for One All For One Ministries are Mark Farra, Jeff Pyle, Herb Wagner, Virginia Patchel, and Ken Pomaiba. We are playing new original materials as well as classic originals and covers. Our styles of music range from Christian Rock, Blue, Jazz, Classical, Praise, and Worship. 2pm-3pm – Strawberriest Kid Contest 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. 3pm-5pm – Kindred Cross Kindred Cross is a Christian rock band 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. | 2019 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


Thank you to our generous in-kind supporters 74/75 Band Abarta Coca-Cola Acme, Thorndale All for One Band Amani’s BYOB BB&T Bank Bright Spot Cafe Angela Evans Duo ANKER Blue Moon Florist Bouncy Roo Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Brandywine Valley Interiors Briz and the Revival Band Build a Band Caln Township CalnTownship Police Department

Charles Blosenski Disposal Company Christian Faith Fellowship, Downingtown Chowderhead City of Coatesville Coatesville Area School District Paul Colombo Comfort Suites DJ Dre Money, 50/50 L.G. Entertainment LLC Dog’s Dinner Band Downingtown Bowling Palace Downingtown Fire Companies East Brandywine Fire Company Exit Strategy F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S.

Gallagher is a proud sponsor of the  Strawberry Festival Gallagher 100 Matsonford Road 4 Radnor Corporate Ctr. Suite 510 Radnor, PA 19087 610.230.2100


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Fork & Bottle Restaurant at the Desmond Hotel Fulvio and Sal The Garden Party Committee General Warren Green Street Grill Harry’s The Neighborhood Place Jett Blaq John Serock Catering Key Bank Kindred Cross Krapf Bus Companies Locust Lane Riding Center The Lukens Bank The Master’s Baker Jennifer and Bob McNeil Mercy Home Health Modena Fire Company Neptune Moon LLC

Paragon Business Gifts Inc. Penny Lane Jazz Ensemble Project X Seven Stars Inn School of Rock Simmers Builders Stages Arts Initiative Stottsville Inn Ms. Bonnie Timmons Twistnshout, Amy Pollack Uwchlan EMS Wagontown Fire Company Washington Hose WCHE 1520 AM West Bradford Fire Company YMCA of Greater Brandywine

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5pm-7pm Build A Band 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!

7:15pm-9:15pm – Penny Lane Jazz Ensemble The Penny Lane Jazz Ensemble (PLJE) performs Beatles’ songs in the style of classic 1950s and 1960s era R&B and soul jazz. Think of it as Liverpool meets Memphis. We draw from the R&B and soul musicians who influence the Beatles like Wilson Pickett, as well as jazz innovators, like Horace Silver. Our music appeals to a wide audience from Baby Boomers to Millennials. PLJE offers a laid back show perfect for all ages, yet with a level of musical sophistication heavy duty music fans can appreciate.



12pm-2pm – Cosmosapien Jazz Collective

12pm-2pm – Dog’s Dinner

4:30pm-6:30pm – ANKER

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. 6:45pm-8:45pm – Paul Columbo 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.

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! 2:15pm-4:15pm – Jett Blaq in Flight 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. | 2019 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


Keeping the crowds safe at the Strawberry Festival While the Strawberry Festival is always a lot of fun for families, there’s a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work that keeps everything functioning smoothly. The contributions of first responders, parking help by the Thorndale Fire Department, and other emergency services personnel are an invaluable part of the event. And when it comes to volunteering, Mitchell J. Rock, the Deputy Chief of Police for the Caln Township Police, pointed out that officer Jim Shaw has a total of 40 years of law enforcement experience, with 30 of those years as a Caln Township Police Department officer. He’s a familiar face at the Strawberry Festival, having worked at almost all of them. Here are some answers from the people who help make the festival happen safely each and every year.

Raymond Stackhouse

Director of Building and Life Safety How many years have you been part of the Strawberry Festival? Caln Township, along with multiple emergency service agencies, have been providing services to the Strawberry Festival event attendees and volunteers since its inception. As the event and our community evolve, so does the involvement of all agencies. What does the Department of Building and Life Safety do at the festival? Caln Township, with assistance from Chester County Department of Emergency Services, and multiRaymond Stackhouse ple other local emergency service agencies, assist with planning and development of an emergency incident action plan. During the four-day event, there will be a Unified Command consisting of event rep14

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What’s the best part of the job each year?

Being part of a successful and safe event.

resentatives, emergency management, fire/rescue, EMS and police. How many people are typically needed for the job? Representation from the agencies will be filling positions in the command structure as needed, with additional staffing available should there be a need. What are the challenges? Planning and coordinating for the needs of a diverse group of attendees and volunteers. What would you like to remind festival-goers to do, so that the event runs safely and smoothly? Plan for the varying weather, for large crowds, and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Individual planning and preparation are key to a successful event.

Ron Miller

Fire Police Captain Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company When does the Thorndale Fire Company set up at the festival each year? Do you get set up before the event opens? We actually start to pick up variable message boards and light towers for the festival at least a week before the event. Many of our volunteers also spend the whole day on the Wednesday before the festival roping off the parking lots at North Brandywine Middle School and the lot off Fisherville Road. We also position the light towers and message boards. How many years have you been part of the Strawberry Festival? I have personally participated in the Strawberry Festival since I joined Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company in 2007. But I believe Thorndale Fire Company has been handling the parking for the Strawberry Festival since it moved to the current hospital grounds in the 1980s. How many people typically are needed for the job? Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company typically has 35 to 40 responders, including family members and friends, on the festival grounds at all times during the event. Managing traffic on Reeceville Road and parking thousands of cars in the parking lots require all hands on deck for the full four days. Fire police usually handle traffic on Reeceville Road, while firefighters and family members work the parking lots. You handle parking for the event, so what are the challenges of that job? The biggest challenge with the parking is simply managing the huge volume of cars on Reeceville’s two-lane road. We do our best to expeditiously move traffic off Reeceville Road and into the fields at North Brandywine and the lower parking lot off Fisherville Road. We also try to rotate our volunteers to ensure that they get some breaks on these very long days. We constantly have our squad circulating through the parking lots, providing our volunteers with food and drinks. We use ATVs and golf carts to shuttle the parking staff back and forth between parking lot assignments. How many cars do you park on a typical busy night at the festival? We typically park between 1,500 and 2,000 cars each day of the festival. Thursdays are always very busy because it is wristband night. Friday nights there are always the fireworks. Saturday is our longest day, from noon to 11 p.m.., and

Ron Miller

What’s the best part of the job each year?

The best part, for me, is seeing how many people come to the festival and seeing how much they seem to enjoy it while they are there. It is also an honor for Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company to be a partner in making the festival something that truly benefits the greater Coatesville area each year. Sunday is usually our easiest day, but then we have to tear down the ropes around the fields and return all equipment and supplies to the fire station at the end of the day. We then use the following two to three days to return the light towers and message boards. What are the challenges? The fire company’s largest challenge is ensuring that we have enough members on site at all times to handle the traffic and the parking. When the weather is good, the cars start coming an hour before the festival starts, and are still exiting the parking lots an hour after it closes. Another challenge can also be the weather. We are always monitoring for possible storms or excessive heat. But in the end, it’s all good! As long as the weather cooperates, attendees have a good time, and everyone stays safe, we consider it a success! | 2019 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


Food, Craft and Promotional Vendors FOOD VENDORS Apple Frankie’s – Funnel Cakes Big Fat Daddy’s (Booth 1) – Texas beef sub or platter, Pulled Pork sub or platter, rib sampler, jumbo turkey leg, BBQ chicken, pork nachos, roasted corn, assorted sides, lemonade, strawberry lemonade and iced tea. Big Fat Daddy’s (Booth 2) – Crab dip in bowl or pretzel, crab dip dries, Maryland crab cake sandwich, beef crab cake sandwich, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, limeade, orangeade and raspberry tea

Strawberry Shortcake, a festival favorite! Every dollar spent at the Strawberry Shortcake booth and Coke booth directly benefit our community! We hope you enjoy lots of shortcake at this year’s festival!

Nader’s Food Services – Various burritos and salad bowls, chicken tenders topped with boardwalk fries, bacon cheese fries, butterfly chips, fresh squeezed lemonade

Rita’s Italian Water Ice of Gap – Italian ice, Foltz’s – Original Soft Pretzels, Cinnamon Sugar frozen custard, gelati’s, cones/cups, sundaes, Pretzel, Pretzel Dogs, Lemonade, Limeade, misto’s and milkshakes Orangeade, Strawberryade. Rotary Club of Coatesville – Hamburgers, hot Fun*tastic Foods – Philly Cheesesteaks & dogs, soda, iced tea and coffee Chicken Cheesesteaks, Boardwalk Pork Roll Sandwiches, French fries (w/cheese), lemonade Sabatino’s Grille – Pizza, mini Stromboli, pasta, French fries, kabobs, cheese steak, and Yoo Hoo chicken cheese steak, Gatorade J & J Kettle Korn, LLC – Kettle corn Savanna’s Tender Love & (classic and strawberry), chocolate dipped Fries – Curly fries, sliders, cheesecake on a stick, fresh brewed iced wings, buffalo chicken tenders tea and lemonade. and strawberry lemonade JamRock Caribbean Cuisine – Jerk Scrape and Scoop Rolled chicken, jerk wings, jerk chicken sandwich, Ice Cream – Hand rolled ice Jamacian beef patty, fried plantains, coco cream, strawberry crepes, ice cream crepe, bread, bottled juices, Jamacian Ginger Beer churros, strawberry lemonade Moonlight Catering – Italian sausage sandwich, corn dogs, onion rings, grilled shrimp skewers, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Gyro sandwiches mac & cheese 16

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Strawberry Shortcake – Shortcake, vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries and whipped topping. Presented by the Brandywine Health Foundation. Wow Foods – Jumbo lobster roll, poutine, pig dippers, buffalo chicken poutine, lobster truffle fries, fried macaroni & cheese ball sampler, squealers, fresh strawberry lemonade, fresh squeezed lemonade

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2019 Strawberry Festival Organizing Committee Randy Scott, Chair, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Carlyle Holling, Vice Chair, The InTech Group, Inc. Bud Adams, Coatesville Rotary Club Joseph Arvay, Caln Township Steve Atkinson, Crothall Healthcare Rashae Barnes Mondre Boggs, 50/50 L.G. ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Yvonne Campbell-McNeil, ArcelorMittal Katey Copeland, KeyBank John Cordisco, Thorndale Fire Company Steven C. Cunningham, Coatesville Savings Bank Marianna Cutler, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Kristen Denne, Caln Township Chief Joseph G. Elias, Caln Township, P.D. Megan L. Fisher, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Debi Freidmann, Blue Dog Printing Kathy Gillan, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Jason Guy, Wawa Susan Hernandez, KeyBank


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Lena Hershey Regina Hove, Coatesville Area Public Library Greg Krajewski, Paragon Business Gifts, Inc. Mary Beth Lowery, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Maryjo Ladish, Brandywine Hospital – Tower Health Stefania Maxton, KeyBank Jessica Miller, Morrison Healthcare Corporal Nate Miller, Caln Township, P.D. Ron Miller, Thorndale Fire Company Yolanda Morgan, ArcelorMittal Chaya Scott, Coatesville Youth Initiative Sergeant Rodger Ollis, Jr., City of Coatesville P.D. Barry Rabin, The Law Firm of Barry S. Rabin Marlene Recchiuti Deputy Chief Mitchell Rock, Caln Township, P.D. Ray Schaefer, CVS Scott Thornton, Washington Hose Company No. 1 Barbara Willis, Brandywine Hospital-Tower Health Donna R. Walton, Chester County Office of the Sheriff Jennifer Ziegler, Vanguard

A Few Helpful 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.

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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. Snap a photo of your children as soon as they enter the festival. That way, if you get separated, we can help you find them more quickly. 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! | 2019 Brandywine Strawberry Festival


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