free market day in east goshen

So, I have this e-mail from the guy who  is my State Representative, Dan Truitt.

Haven’t met him yet, but this seems like a nice event, so I thought I would throw it up.

Here is what his invitation says:

Community Day and Free Market

I will hold a Community Day and Free Market at East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, in West Chester, on Saturday, July 21, from 1-4 p.m.

When: Saturday, July 21
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester

Everyone from the 156th District is invited to enjoy the free food and fun for people of all ages. We ask you to bring along your otherwise working, but no longer wanted, household items to the Free Market so they can find a new home, and you can pick up something for yourself.
To RSVP to this event please email Matt Holliday at or call my district office at 610-696-4990.
If you plan to bring some of your own household items to the event please notify my staff that you need a table. There will be a limited number of spaces for vendors at the “Free Market.”


I am giving him an “A” for effort in advance even if I think the Free-Market-Play-On-Words is a little too tea party for me.  I just can’t get my head wrapped around tea partiers.   Especially given the women I am supposed to look up to as a conservative: Michelle Bachmann and that Wiccan It Girl from Delaware, Christine O’Donnell.

And speaking of the political animal, what is up with a random website I discovered called The Chester County Truth Squad ?  I was Googling for info on Dan Truitt and came across the blog which has a post about him holding a breakfast  as it is out of his district?  (I have no comment on this other than I don’t know the boundaries around here and redistricting has created a mess all over.)

There is plenty of room out there for different types of blogs, but this one as of yet is neither attractive nor easy to navigate – they say on the site that they are upgrading.

It seems to be concentrated on being solely anti-Republican which is their right, but does that mean the site is funded by the Democratic Party of Chester County?

I will fully admit that I do not truly have a handle on the politics of Chester County, so I will watch this site and see how it evolves.   I will say however, that they aren’t off-base taking the West Chester Area School District to task as the district has definite issues.



who is going to east goshen’s community day on saturday june 23rd?

All my friends know that I love community day events, church fairs, First Friday events (especially First Friday Main Line!), and so on.

Community events are what brings people in this busy world together for simple fun and just the joy of getting together.  As I photograph a lot of these types of events, I always meet fun people.

So East Goshen has East Goshen Township Community Day this Saturday, June 23rd starting at 5 p.m. and the rain date is June 24th. (and the photos I have up are from other events I have covered, not theirs as I have never been!)

As a new Chester County and East Goshen resident I am really looking forward to checking this out!

East Goshen says that although their park is dog friendly, this event is NOT a dog friendly event, so leave your pooches at home.   There are fireworks and will be a lot of people, so it is also kinder – that is a lot of stimulation on a day that will undoubtedly be warm.


So I am told that the activities will include:





  • Fireworks at dusk (yay!)
  • Former US Army Golden Knights Parachutist will land on park fields
  • Two live bands: Cool Confusion and Blue Sky Band
  • Giant moon bounce, slide,obstacle course, trackless train,carnival games
  • Laser tag
  • Stubby the helicopter from the American Helicopter Museum
  • Free golf swing evaluations from a pro at Tee it Up Golf
  • Antique fire truck
  • Face Painting by Center on Central
  • Information tables with various folks from Paoli Hospital
  • Monster basketball
  • FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


…and more!

I am a giant kid at heart when it comes to these events, so I can’t wait!  Come out and hang with your friends and neighbors and enjoy a fun, old-fashioned, summer evening in the park.

And oh yes, I just called East Goshen to confirm this is a FREE event.  I am sure the food and carnival games might have a nominal fee, but there is no entrance fee.

See you in the park!