At last night's Board of Commissioners meeting, April Barkasi from CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC joined Vince Rose and Josh Young, co-chairs of the Community Day Committee, to present nearly $2000 to local nonprofit organizations who assisted with making Caln Community Day such a success! Cedarville sponsored the Community Day Ball Drop which raised funds for Downingtown Library, Coatesville Girls Basketball, Caln Cub Scout Pack 125, Brandywine Roller Derby, Minquas Fire Company #2, Alert Fire Co. No. 1, and Raider Starz Competitive Cheerleading. Ball drop 1st place winner Krissy Torres also attended to receive her prize.
Join Caln Township Parks and Recreation for our annual Halloween Party! This year's FREE event will feature a costum contest (by age group), pumpkin decorating, and games! The costume contest will start right at 1pm, so don't be late!
Rain date - Sunday, October 29
The annual Old Caln Historical Society calendars are now on sale! Get your special, Caln Township Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) edition for just $10 at the Caln Municipal Building, Caln Police Department, Quick-Stop Pharmacy, or Wiggins Auto Tags!
Caln Township Privileged Citizens is excited to celebrate the 105th birthday of longtime township resident, Kay (Catherine) McMullen.
Catherine Kennedy was born on August 30th, 1912 in Gulf Mills, PA and graduated from Gordon High School in Coatesville in 1930. She married J. Hubert “Hubie” McMullen in 1932. After living in a few different rentals throughout the area, the couple built a new house in 1951 at Corey Farm, where Kay has lived ever since. Kay worked at the Department of Welfare, Collins and Aikman Corporation and later at Pepperidge Farm where she worked with sales statistics. She retired from Pepperidge Farm in 1977. Kay volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Amaranth Masonic Organization, and was very active in Trinity Lutheran Church where her husband was the choir director.
Today, Kay has 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She is a member of Caln Privileged Citizens and enjoys cooking and playing bridge.
Caln Privileged Citizens organization held a special celebration for Kay’s birthday on Wednesday, September 13th at the Caln Township Community Building. Representatives from State Senator John Rafferty's office and State Rep Harry Lewis's office, along with members of the Caln Township Board of Commissioners presented Kay with birthday proclamations. Proclamations from Senators Casey and Toomey and Governor Wolf were also presented. Dr. Taschner gave Kay a special gift from the Coatesville Area School District. The Caln Privileged Citizens provided snacks and beverages and Giant Food donated a cake. Crews from ABC6, NBC10, and WCHE 1520 AM covered the event for the media.
Caln Privileged Citizens, which was founded in 1973, is open to all Caln Township residents, aged 60 and over. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Caln Township Municipal Building at 1:00pm.
The 11th Annual Caln Community Day presented by Hatt's True Value and the Downingtown Library took place on Saturday, September 9th and was the biggest Community Day yet for the Township. Beautiful weather greeted attendees who enjoyed a variety of activities including:
Fireworks sponsored by Brandywine Hospital
Community Day Beer Garden from The Thorndale Craft House
Knockerballs, Foot Darts, and Giant Pong by Knockerball West Chester
London Photo Booths sponsored by Noel Bernard - Keller Willliams Real Estate
Anywhere Mini Golf
Live music by Project: X Rocks sponsored by Servpro of Kennett Square/Oxford
DJ by Moore Music
Car Smash to benefit the Jocinda Miller Memorial Fund sponsored by Fling's Towing
Dunk Tank to benefit the Thorndale Fire Company
Golf Ball Drop to benefit local nonprofits and Caln Community Day sponsored by Cedarville Engineering
Vendors and Exhibitors included:
Noel Bernard - Keller Williams Real Estate | Fulton Bank | Landis Logistics | F. Tavani and Associates, Inc. | Eagle Disposal HA Thomson Company | D.L. Howell & Associates, Inc./Howell Kline Surveying, LLC | Sheller Oil & Propane Co.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
Click here to access the NRHP registration form detailing a full Carver Court history and explanation of its architectural importance.
On Friday afternoon, the entrance to Carver Court was full of local residents, history buffs, members of the media and many dignitaries, including Governor Tom Wolf, for the unveiling of a plaque commemorating Carver Court's addition to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Carver Court was added to the NRHP in 2016, after local resident Jane Kennedy, with help from Representative Harry Lewis, completed the lengthy nomination process required to add a place to the Register. Caln Township Commissioners Jennifer Breton and John Contento were on hand to accept proclamations from Governor Wolf and Representative Lewis on behalf of the Township.
From the Daily Local News:
"Carver Court, which is named after African-American scientist and inventor George Washington Carver, was developed in 1944 as a public housing project for African-American veterans of World War II and their families. Many residents of Carver Court worked at Lukens Steel, the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Embreeville State Hospital. Located on a loop on Foundry Street in the western end of the township, just outside the city of Coatesville, Carver Court was designed by renowned Philadelphia area architects, George Howe, Louis Kahn and Oskar Stonorov."