This week, West Reading kicked off the summer with its annual Garden Party. On June 3rd and 4th, local vendors and volunteers set up shop at the hospital’s clock tower. Visitors were greeted by smiling volunteers at booths filled with anything from jewelry to flowers to used books. Local favorites like GNA and Weaver’s Orchard had food for sale, with trucks advertising cotton candy, funnel cake, and ice cream adding a carnival feel. A Kids Fun Zone featured games like Dart Toss and Dress Up. Children could be seen all over the fair sporting face paint and carrying armfuls of tickets.
One of the best parts of the Garden Party is the live entertainment, with this year being no exception. Performers included Stephanie Grace, David Cullen, and Burning House Lite. Y102 also stopped by, with chances to meet Val Baldwin and Jackie Hoffman.
Whether families spend the day winning games and entering raffles or stop by for dinner and some music, the Garden Party has always been a place for residents to engage in the community and get to know their neighbors in a fun setting. Check out more pictures from the event below! Miss the Garden Party this year? Look in the latest issue of The Avenues to see more upcoming events in the neighborhood.
A huge thank you to this event’s sponsors…
Reading Hospital Medical Staff
Cardiology Associates of West Reading, Ltd.
M&T Charitable Foundation
Mary Ellen Batman
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brigham
Esterbrook Pharmacy, LLC
Kasper TV & Appliance Co., Inc.
Dr. Vincent Moffitt
Savage Auto Group – Fred and Bonnie Savage
The Children’s Clinic of Wyomising, Inc.
Herbein + Company, Inc.
Herbein Wealth Management, LLC
Jeffrey M. Keating, DPM
West Reading Drug Store, Inc.
Tom Masano, Inc.