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Our annual Friends of Marshall Square Park Fall Garden Party is coming up. Please join your FMSP neighbors to kick off the fall season.
- Mizuna Catering of West Chester plans a great picnic supper for us.
- Count on Carlinos traditional “Friends of Marshall Square Park” layer cake!
- Victory Brewing Company is once again donating beer.
- As always, depend on Lee and Eric Miller’s select wines.
Our events are Members Only, so please join. Members, pay your 2016 dues!
$65 At-the-Door from 9/22 thru 9/24
$60 On-Time from 9/12 thru 9/21
$55 Early-Bird discount thru 9/11
Pay Online at our Wild Apricot.org.
Mail or drop-off checks payable to Friends of Marshall Square Park
405 N FRANKLIN ST
WEST CHESTER PA 19380
$20 Senior 65+
$20 Full-Time Student
Before the party, come with us to our Fountain Rededication at 4 PM. It’s 130 years old and deserves fanfare, don’t you think? Come applaud yourself and the hundreds of people in our community who made this happen. Then, we’ll take an easy walk to the Wilcomes’ home to celebrate in style.
Note: Until just before the Rededication, the fountain is on standby for construction of the surrounding plaza.
Marshall Square Park’s
September 24, 2016, 4 PM
Marshall Square Park
E. Marshall & N. Franklin Streets, West Chester
Free to All
Be there as we celebrate and rededicate our beautiful fountain. Hear the remarkable story of loss, recovery, and restoration. After 65 years, watch the fountain waters spray and rise again. Make history with us.
Meet our new neighbor and prime benefactor, Pat Loew, as we rename the fountain in honor of her late husband, Jack Loew. Like the fountain, Pat’s spectacular renovation of her new home honors its Victorian heritage.
Meet Officers and Committee members who know how it takes a community to plan, design, and accomplish such a lofty endeavor. Honor those who preserved the fountain for decades, those who helped in its recovery, those who sponsor park benches and buy granite coping stones, those who open their homes for fundraising events, dedicated contractors, and Borough leaders for supporting our efforts, and especially neighbors like you who pay dues and give your time.
Thank you everyone. Enjoy the fountain and help us earn the funds to finish our new Gateway to West Chester.
127 Years Ago — Installed and Dedicated in May 1889
65 Years Ago — Removed and Lost
10 Years Ago — Started Planning and Searching
4 Years Ago — Recovered Major Sections
December 16, 2015 — Restored and Reinstalled
July 27, 2016 — Running Daily for the first time in 60 years
September 24, 2016 — REDEDICATION
See a 4-minute video of the recovery & installation (May 2012 and December 2015)
Friends of Marshall Square Park’s annual Members-Only Fall Party starts after the Rededication.
WATCH FOR THE OFFICIAL INVITATION & TICKET SALES IN AUGUST.
The original Marshall Square Park fountain from 1889.
FMSP Fountain Committee