Germantown Special Services District is co-sponsoring the inaugural Great Road Festival on the 328th anniversary of the incorporation of Germantown (Saturday, August 12, 2017) from 11 AM – 6 PM. This year’s festival, sponsored in part by Councilwoman Cindy Bass and State Representative Steven Kinsey, is taking place on W. Chelten Avenue between Germantown Avenue and Greene Street.
Tabor Children’s Services has a rich history of serving children and families in need, and now serves as a multi-service community-based organization providing in-home familial support services, foster care, adoption, adolescent life skill programs and mentoring. Tabor’s work with Parent Power is focused around a sincere commitment to eliminating the academic achievement gap for the most undeserved children. Both organizations work with the GSSD, as a part of the Great Road Festival, is hinged on providing access to information in a safe space at the heart of Germantown’s central business district.
The Strengthening Families Village is an opportunity for the public to learn more from local, regional and not-so-local organizations. With 30+ information tables on site, representatives will be present from organizations with information about water conservation, solar energy, child and family resources and entrepreneur/career opportunities.
The GSSD is sponsoring pop-up spaces along Chelten Avenue to activate available commercial spaces with local artists, businesses and entrepreneurs, to engage the public in the process of re-envisioning vacancy as opportunity and inviting potential business owners to open new shops in the district. The GSSD host one pop-up space, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Planning Department to get people ready, and thinking about the planning process as we move closer to the community meetings for an Upper Northwest District 2035 Plan, set to begin in 2018.
Additional activities for the day include a live DJ, entertainment sponsored by Villa, and workshops for the entire family outside of Joseph E Coleman Regional Library.
The work of Tabor Children’s Services, Parent Power and the Germantown Special Services District will be on full display on August 12th ~ and we hope that you can make the time to join us along the Great Road.