Philadelphia

IF IT’S THE NIGHT OF THE FAIRMOUNT FLING, it’s raining

Just know that the Monday before Thanksgiving is always a rainy day, as the Fairmount Fling has been held on that date for the past 5 years, and I recall that it has rained for each event. The Fling was a night of toe-tapping jazz, delectable culinary delights from Fairmount restaurants, and exciting live and silent auctions to benefit the Fairmount Community Development Corporation. This is a great opportunity to swap stories with your neighbors, learn more about Fairmount restaurants and businesses, and support Fairmount neighborhood improvement projects and for me see a lot of old friends that I’ve neglected while pursuing vapid celebrities in NYC. Here are few now Barbara and John
Chet and Marjika Drew Philipe
Mimi Neil (missing from picture is Allyson)Former Director of the FCDC, Lori Salganicoff who I volunteered for the first 2 years of the FCDC before I moved to SF then NYC. I remember the long discussions with the other volunteers on what date would be best. I thought November would be good, but wasn’t keen on the week of Thanksgiving, but it turned out to be a great choice.Where the heck is the Belgium Waffle place?

What a super turnout. Another thing that was so great was the diversity of the crowd, young, old, owners, renters, black, white, straight and gay or otherwise known as the FAIRMOUNT COMMUNITY

Lot’s of decisions to make
THREE 3 Three rooms with over 200 auction items


The live auction was livly. This auction sold a weeks stay in Ocean City NJ for $1800, and we have a winner. If you know the women in the front, then you know someone that won a weeks stay in OC

Sometimes there were bidding wars, like this one regarding a Bahamian vacation, Congratulatiosn Julie Welker who was the winner!!Tim Clair, Executive Director of FCDC
Jeff and Mark

The Martins

I was good, I bought a dozen raffle tickets, and nothing else. I am well on my way to decluttering my house for 2008

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