For Immediate Release Contact:
October 5, 2009 John Haigis (610) 583-0788
OcTrolleyFest 2009 to Rumble Along Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Darby Borough: The Fifth Annual OcTrolleyFest will once again celebrate transportation heritage and community in Darby Borough on Saturday, October 17, 2009 beginning at 10 AM. Sponsored by Sharon Saving Bank, Benett’s Mens Store and Keya Graves Seafood and Steak, OcTrolleyFest 2009 will feature a fundraiser to kick off the restoration and reuse of Darby’s Old Borough Hall by offering rides on a restored vintage PCCII trolley through 364 years of area history. Beginning at Old Borough Hall on Ninth Street just up from the Darby Transportation Center at 2:00 pm, the vintage trolley will travel past the site of Hilldale Park, home of the 1925 World-Champion Hilldales of the Negro Baseball League, past Mount Moriah Cemetery, Cobbs Creek Park, and other treasures to the portal at 40th and Woodland, at which point it will return to Darby along the same route as traveled by French General Rochambeau and his troops on their way to the final battle of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown. “The 685 miles of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, also knows as W3R, has just been designated as a National Historic Trail this past March,” said Jan Haigis who will provide period music during the tour. “This is the only East Coast National Historic Trail and we are thrilled the route passed right through Darby and Delaware County” Tickets for the tour, which begins at 2:00 pm, will cost $10 and are available on a first come-first served basis. “We have already sold 30 of the 50 available seats so we encourage people to reserve early by calling (610) 583-0788,” said Haigis.
Other events at Old Borough Hall, which is planned as an Underground/Aboveground Railroad Museum, will include scarecrow making at 11:00, face painting, historic displays, Pictures with Mr. Pumpkin, a flea market in the Old Borough Hall courtyard (call (267) 318-8292 to reserve a space), a Pumpkin Parade at noon, historic walking tours, music, food and fun. All events except the trolley ride are free and open to the public. For additional information or to reserve tickets, please call (610) 583-0788 or visit www.octrolleyfest.org .
Darby Library Ghost Talk! 10/24/09
Explore the Spiritual World at Darby Library's Ghost Hunting 101 Program
Do you believe in Ghosts? Do you hear banging, footsteps or voices in your home? Are you really seeing things or is that just your imagination?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, join us at Darby Library's Ghost Hunting 101 on Friday October 23rd from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Teaming up with the Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators, Darby Library will offer a workshop and live paranormal investigation for ghost enthusiasts of all ages.
Addressing a wide range of paranormal topics including the history of Ghost Hunting, EVP theory and psychic protection, the Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators will discuss the do’s-and-dont’s of paranormal investigation.
This program is open to all ages. Admission is $5.00 per person. RSVP is necessary as space is very limited.
For further details about this event and to RSVP, please contact Frank Cassidy, Investigator for Free Spirit, at 267-496-5267 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets sold at the Darby Library
For further information about Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators, visit www.freespiritpi.com