Busi­ness as­so­ci­a­tion gear­ing up for Har­vest Day Sept. 21

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

YARD­LEY BOR­OUGH -- Like last year, the venue for the an­nual Yard­ley Har­vest Day in down­town Yard­ley will take place with more than 100 crafters on his­toric Canal Street and West Col­lege Av­enue in the heart of Yard­ley Bor­ough.

The Yard­ley Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (YBA) will spon­sor the event on Satur­day, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This is a sep­a­rate event from the Makefield Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion Yard­ley Har­vest Day to be held the same day at Shady Brook Farm on Stony Hill Road in Lower Makefield Town­ship.

Other lo­ca­tions of the YBA event have been added, in­clud­ing Bell Av­enue for a car show and the pav­il­ion in But­ton­wood Park for well­ness dis­plays.

Mar­garet Bork, YBA pres­i­dent and co-owner of Fun Mat­ters on South Main Street, said the event will be “Yard­l­ey­cen­tric”.

“Now of­fi­cially known as Yard­ley Har­vest Day,” she said, “the event re­flects a re­turn to what many peo­ple re­mem­ber Har­vest Day as be­ing -- a day filled with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, food and crafters.”

In ad­di­tion, Bork said Yard­ley’s di­verse busi­ness and eater­ies will make the event bet­ter. “It is a great rea­son to come to Yard­ley Bor­ough to spend a part of a day,” she said.

She noted that Yard­ley Har­vest Day “is im­por­tant be­cause the event will be more about the com­mu­nity than in years’ past.”

Bork em­pha­sized that the Yard­ley Har­vest Day Com­mit­tee is work­ing “to en­sure a day filled with a va­ri­ety of events and ac­tiv­i­ties.

There will be events at the Old Li­brary by Lake Afton, as well as the New Con­ti­nen­tal Tav­ern.

“In ad­di­tion to out­stand­ing crafters, this year will in­clude a car show and a health and well­ness pav­il­ion. More ac­tiv­i­ties are in the plan­ning stages,” she said. “All of the dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties will bring new groups of peo­ple to the event, which will greatly ben­e­fit the crafters.”

There will be more in­di­vid­ual busi­ness spon­sor­ships avail­able “to make it eas­ier for lo­cal busi­nesses to par­tic­i­pate. The char­i­ties, groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions, which were se­lected to re­ceive do­na­tions from the event, will all be from Yard­ley.”

Bork added that the whole day is de­signed, in part, as a way to give back to the com­mu­nity.

While the YBA cur­rently has 65 mem­bers, this year’s Yard­ley Har­vest Day Com­mit­tee boasts over 20 ac­tive mem­bers.

“We have a com­bi­na­tion of Yard­ley Bor­ough Coun­cil mem­bers, bor­ough res­i­dents and busi­nesses,” Bork said. “The mix of mem­bers is a big part of why the event has so many new twists this year.”

She said the most im­por­tant ac­com­plish­ment thus far has been the cre­ation of a com­mit­tee that is a cross-sec­tion of Yard­ley.

The event has ex­panded to in­clude not just Canal Street and East Col­lege Av­enue, but South Bell and the field ad­ja­cent to Fitzger­ald Som­mer Fu­neral Home.

“The Grease Band is per­form­ing and we have been able to at­tract crafters who have been Har­vest Day reg­u­lars as well as first-time crafters,” she said. A golf ball drop fund raiser is planned for the end of the day.

“What is im­por­tant is that the do­na­tions will be to groups, or­ga­ni­za­tions and needs in Yard­ley Bor­ough,” Bork said.

The word is also be­ing spread on so­cial me­dia. “Many past crafters have been reach­ing out to us, want­ing to be part of the event they have been for the past sev­eral years,” she said.

A line-up of en­ter­tain­ment is be­ing so­lid­i­fied and will in­clude mu­si­cians, en­ter­tain­ers and dancers, etc. The Grease Band is be­ing spon­sored by Cus­tomers Bank. Bob Connell and Bill Davis from Apex Fi­nan­cial, Charles Long from First Fed­eral of Bucks County and Sgt. Will Golden (Yard­ley Bor­ough Po­lice Depart­ment) are work­ing on the Yard­ley Car Show.

Clas­sic cars will be lin­ing South Bell Street. Tro­phies will be awarded for var­i­ous cat­e­gories.

There will be a Live Well, Live Yard­ley Health and Well- ness Pav­il­ion. In the pav­il­ion will be ven­dors show­cas­ing an ar­ray of eco-friendly, healthy and al­ter­na­tive prod­ucts and ser­vices to pro­mote health and well-be­ing.

Su­san Pi­late from pure eco-well­ness salon & spa is or­ga­niz­ing that.

The web­site for the Yard­ley Har­vest Day is: www.yard­ley­har­vest­day.com, which will be up­dated reg­u­larly.

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