Kenny's Flower Shop Presents SANTA'S PARADE, Fun Run & Walk November 29th

Practice your Ho! Ho! Ho! and Head for State Street in Media

Last year thousands of people lined State Street as a dashing Kris Kringle made his way from one end of Media to the other. There were more than a dozen colorful floats, a MUMMERS BAND, special guests and vintage cars.

This year will be even bigger and better!

The day kicks off with a FUN RUN & WALK at 4pm.  Participation is free for all who bring either an unwrapped toy for Media’s Toys for Tots Drive or a canned good for the Food Bank.

I think this person
just wanted to
get 'lit' for the day:)

Dress up in your favorite holiday gear -
Come as Santa, an elf,
or like the person in the photo who came as a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree...

Media’s shops will be offering tempting deals to make gift-hunting fun and affordable.  And almost 2 dozen restaurants will serve up amazing food at great prices. 

3 to 3:45 pm -- Registration for Fun Run & Walk - Veteran's Square on State Street
3 to 6 pm -- Block Party - Veteran's Square
3:45 pm -- Costume Contest with Prizes - Veteran's Square
4 pm -- Fun Run & Walk - begins at Front Street in front of the Courthouse
5 pm -- Santa's Parade - beginning at Monroe Street, and heading down State Street
AFTER PARADE: Meet & Greet with Santa at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union -100 West State Street
NOTE: Toys for Tots and Food items should be dropped off at the Block Party location at State Street and Veteran's Square

The Facebook page will update regularly, including more information on registering for the Fun Run and Walk.

MAJOR SPONSORS include Destination Delco, Thomas Chevrolet, WaWa, Media Real Estate Company, Stephen's on State Restaurant, The Media Message, Riddle Hospital, Iron Hill Brewery -- plus supporting partnerships with 33 additional local businesses

Leave your stress at home and lose yourself in the woods...surrounded by nature...with a fishing pole in hand, or a pair of hiking shoes on your feet.

Ridley Creek State Park is an oasis of open space just 16 miles from Center City Philly. It encompasses over 2,600 acres of woodlands and meadows bisected by the beautiful Ridley Creek.
  • 13 miles of hiking trails
  • 5 miles of paved multi-use trails
  • 4.7 miles for equestrian use
  • And there's a connecting trail between the Park and Tyler Arboretum for those who like longer walks.
Stocked with Trout, Ridley Creek State Park Offers Excellent Angling
No matter what type of fishing you do, or how mobile you are...Ridley Creek Park is a great place to get lost for a day. The portion of the creek from Sycamore Mills Dam to the mouth of the Dismal Run is a catch and release, fly fishing only area. There is also an ADA accessible fishing platform on the paved, multi-use trail along Sycamore Road.  Vehicle permits must be acquired at the park office.

If you're looking for a way to totally disconnect from all your digital connections --  go fishing.  Bring your kids or an older neighbor who doesn't get out much.  You won't be sorry.

On a personal note...
Dad taught me to fish when I was five, and hokey as it sounds, it was love at first bite! The world spins a little slower when you have a fishing rod in your hand. The colors of the trees get brighter and the smell of the outdoors stays with you for days. Best of all, I learned to love nature the way he did.

But don't take my word for it.
If you never saw the film "A River Runs Through It" on the link below for one of the best fly-fishing scenes in the movie.

Brad Pitt in 'A River Runs Through It'

Tarzan would love it here. And you will, too! 

Anyone who's seen a Tarzan movie or read the books has secretly wondered what it would be like to live in trees.  Tyler Arboretum's Totally Terrific Tree House Exhibit features 7 very cool and different tree houses.

The first tree house you will see is just down the path from their
Visitor Center (pictured above on the left). This house features three small cottages built on an 8-foot-tall raised deck nestled among the giant hemlock trunks. It was built in 2008 by students from the Williamson College of the Trades in Media.

Music lovers will get a kick out of the Strummin’ & Drummin’ Tree House which features a giant guitar created from the trunk of a huge fallen scarlet oak. The stump of this same tree enjoys a second life as the base of an over-sized drum. This fun exhibit was built in 2009 by the local performance and music education group Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms.

The Cape May Tree House

Tyler Arboretum

Most places with a great view, cost a pretty penny - but Delco's riverfront parks offer a million dollar view for free!

Governor Printz Park in Essington is one of Delco's hidden treasures. Some people come alone to read, paint or simply soak up the river vibe with a cup of coffee.

Others bring family or friends, to share a blanket and good conversation...or to enjoy a picnic...toss a football...or play some outdoor games.

And frankly, what could be better than whiling away a few hours in the sunshine with a friend or loved one?

Governor Johan Printz

Interesting Note:

This gorgeous little gem was named after Johan Printz who became the first royal governor of New Sweden in 1642. He not only had a big personality...he was larger than life... 7 foot tall and 400 lbs larger!  A copy of the painting shown here is housed at the Swedish Colonial Society, Gloria Dei, Old Swedes’ Church in Philadelphia.

But Don’t Limit Yourself

Delaware County has more than 30 parks in towns and townships all over the county.  You could pick a different park every weekend. Discover all of them at the link below:

Delaware County Parks

If you missed the TV coverage or newspapers stories on 'Destination Delco's' official launch on October 6th at the Drexelbrook Corporate Event Center -- below are links to everything you want to know about DESTINATION DELCO...Philly to the Brandywine!

Check out what Destination Delco is all about:

Destination Delco Video

Video and Photos from our October 6th Launch event at Drexelbrook:

Destination Delco Launch Video from Drexelbrook

IMS Technologies staff and friends

Extra! Extra! Read all about us...

Delaware County Daily Times Article on Destination Delco

Delco News Network Story
Ice sculpture of the new Destination Delco logo
Tore with Ed Kelly, Comissioner for Springfield
Township and Stephanie Kosta, a Board Member
for Destination Delco.

Destination Delco Thanks...