Brandywine campus to host Middletown Township Community Day Festival

Middletown Township is hosting its 19th Annual Community Day at Penn State Brandywine on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-filled outdoor event brings together the community, local businesses and the Township government to celebrate the hometown pride of Middletown Township. 

The event is organized by Middletown Township Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association. The objective of Community Day is to provide a way for the community to come together and enjoy Middletown Township and all that it has to offer. It has been a successful event over the years, thanks to the continuous support of its residents.

The event will begin with opening ceremonies, which will highlight Riddle Hospital's 50th Birthday - the theme of this year's festival. The event will feature local entertainment for all ages, including games, pony rides and an appearance by "The Berenstain Bears," as well as a vast array of musical talents, including a teen music festival comprised of student bands and performers hosted by the Penncrest Junior Optimist Club.

Local restaurants and vendors will provide food, games, prizes and more. Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that provides homeless and less fortunate children with everyday essentials, will collect new and gently-used toys, clothing, shoes and other basic needs for children in the five-county area. Middletown Township credits its sponsors with making Community Day possible, especially The Shirley Booth Team and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. 

For more information, contact Middletown Township at 610-565-2700 or visit Also, please "Like" the Facebook page by searching for "Middletown Twp. Community Day 2013."

The Middletown Township Parks and Recreation building is located at 27 North Pennell Road in Lima. Penn State Brandywine is located at 25 Yearsley Mill Road and Route 352 in Media.