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Posted on: June 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 20th Annual July 4th Victory Run, Bike Parade & Picnic

Bike Parade July 4th

The Easttown Township Parks and Recreation Board and the Berwyn Veterans will host its 20th Annual July 4th Victory Run, Bike Parade and Picnic - with all the trimmings, events and fun, but more than past years.

Kicking off Tuesday, July 4th will be the 20th Annual Berwyn Victory Run/Walk, starting at Johnson Park and leading right into the Kids Race (everyone medals), and then the Bike Parade and Picnic.  

7:30 AM - Registration for the Run 
8:30 AM - Run/Walk Starts 
9:30-10:00 AM - Kids Races
9:45-10:30 AM - Bike Parade Registration
10:30 AM - Bike Parade Begins (don't be late!)
11:00 AM - Picnic
11:30 AM - Games and Contests
12:30 PM - Water Cannon Shot by the Berwyn Fire Company

The Berwyn Victory Run is annually sponsored by the Veterans Association of Easttown and Tredyffrin Townships (but missed 2020).  The 5K Run/Walk and the Kids Races help to maintain the Veterans Memorials in Berwyn, Chesterbrook and soon in Devon.  With little notice, the Vets also assist local veterans' families who have come upon difficult times.  The Veterans Association is made of local Vets and many Non-Vet members.  These folks honor the contributions many men and women - especially those who have "given their last full measure of devotion" - have made to us and our country, so we can celebrate days like July 4th.  

The Park and Recreation Board has consolidated all local bike parades into one large Bike parade in Downtown Berwyn, with a free Picnic afterward.  In the past years, over 290 children have ridden in the Parade, with over 450 adults attending.  The Berwyn Fire Company and Easttown Police lead the Parade.

The Picnic has "traditional" picnic food and beverage, along with two (2) Moon Bounces, Face Painting, Water Balloon Toss, Limbo Contest, Three-Legged Races, Tug-of-War, etc.  The Berwyn Fire Company water cannon shot will close the day and cool things off.  The kids (and adults) love it.  AS ALWAYS, WE WILL REQUEST DONATIONS FOR THE BERWYN FIRE COMPANY.

This year trophies and awards will be given out by the Berwyn Veterans for the children with the Most patriotic, Most Creative and "Funniest" bicycles, along with other Contest winners.

The Parks and Recreation Board, M&T Bank, WSFS Bank, Zeke Capital partners, Berwyn Fire Company, the Rotary Club and the Berwyn Veterans all assist with the 5K Run/Walk, Kids Races, Parade and Picnic.  The Board consists of Tom Toscani, Chairman, Cathy Stead, Ted Babiy, Margaret DiPiano, Stacey Ballard, Lisa Schwarz and Marc Heppe, with local volunteers Ed & Janet Antoian, Paul Banks, Bill Bellew, Jack Ansley, Brandon Adams, Beau Choate, Pete Toscani, Jim Oram, Nancy Ward and many others.  More volunteers can only make this day better.  If you have questions or want to volunteer, please call Tom at 610-647-4901 or 215-840-0294 or speak to any Board member.  A grand time is guaranteed for all!!!

NOTE: We expect that candidates for political office will refrain from campaigning at this event.  This is for the children and community to celebrate the 4th of July.

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