We’re all invited to the lovely home of Christina & Eric Wilcomes • 220 East Ashbridge Street
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
Marshall Square Park 1889 Fountain running daily (with lights) for the first time in 60 years
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.
1889 MSP Fountain returned, restored, and looking good, considering 😉
The original Marshall Square Park fountain from 1889.
Found in 2012 and restored to its original site on December 16, 2015,
where Victorians walked and truly appreciated the fountain’s contribution to their community.
FMSP Fountain Committee
Last Day: 6am to 11pm, Sunday, August 14, 2016
Until just before its
Rededication on September 24, 2016,
the fountain returns to standby mode for
construction of its surrounding plaza.
In case you haven’t seen it soar, stop by today!
Marshall Square Park 1889 Fountain running daily (with lights) for the first time in 60 years. 6AM to 11PM
Until the plaza brickwork begins (within weeks), the fountain is to stay full-on from 6AM to 11PM.
The construction should finish several days before the September 24, 2016, Rededication. Video: Marshall Square Park 1889 Fountain running daily for the first time in 60 years.
Engraving for the first batch of granite coping stones, surrounding the fountain’s new fence, closes next week; so order now. Don’t miss the first batch — the wait is until the second batch makes it practical for the engraver to come on site.
July 14, 2016 The Fountain’s First Test. Come to the Dedication on 9/24/2016 at 4PM to see it perform full blast for the first time!
Tom—from our contractor, Pebble Pools—turned on and tested the Marshall Square Park fountain for the first time. With all seven sprays performing, it’s a glorious sight.
Much more work needs doing, like installing the new fence and restoring the surrounding plaza; but it felt so good to see the sprays rising after over 60 years. And for Friends of Marshall Square Park, a giant step in their ten-year labor of love.
To help us finish the project, donate at marshallsquarepark.org,
PS The fountain is in “stand-by” mode so the filters work while waiting for the official Fountain Dedication on September 24, 2016, at 4PM. This free event is open to everyone — bring your family and friends, share on Facebook, call your grandparents!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2 to 3:30 PM, join us for “Writing in Our Neighborhood” led by Corinne H. Smith, nature blog writer and author of “Henry David Thoreau for Kids.”
We meet at the library and walk to Marshall Square Park to be inspired by the nature we see. Participants are encouraged to bring along a journal and/or sketchbook.
For ages 13 and up. Space is limited, so please click here for more details and to register.
West Chester Public Library
A free Concert by the Sin Brothers, a Face Painter, a potluck picnic, and the famous Dia Doce Gourmet Cupcakes truck! What’s not to like? Join us today—Thursday, June 16, 6:30 PM.
Dia Doce is donating part of all cupcake sales to Friends of Marshall Square Park. They’re delicious—buy one. Hey, Sunday is Father’s Day—buy a bunch!
Music at Marshall Picnic Concert series returns on the third Thursdays of June, July, and August. June 16 features…
Grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and picnic tables await YOUR contribution. Choose to bring apps, sides, desserts, drinks, or donate $10 per person to the jar at FMSP’s table to help pay for the non-donated food.
RSVP or tell us what you’ll bring by linking to SignUpGenius. Please bring your dish around 6 PM.If you will help us setup, take down, coordinate food, grill, or with other chores, please email our picnic coordinator at email@example.com.
Please bring blankets or chairs for concert viewing and consider bug repellent. And the more the merrier, so bring your friends & family, and please forward this invitation!
Last year’s picnic concerts drew over 300 people. Join us at the gazebo for a great summer evening of music, dancing, conversation, and food.
Special thanks to Music at Marshall’s primary and band sponsors…
To keep up-to-date with our concerts, like us at Facebook.com/MusicMarshall.
And don’t forget our blog, marshallsquarepark.org.
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