Daffodils, Breakfast, Civil War & Volunteering in Thornbury April 9

Pancake Breakfast

The annual appearance of daffodils dotting the Thornbury township landscape is always a welcome sign of spring, but more importantly, they let us know that it’s time for the Annual Pancake Breakfast at Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills!

If you haven’t been to one of these breakfasts, you’re in for a treat. “It’s really more than pancakes,” according to Joan Dehm of the Thornbury Historical Society. Volunteers start at 6:30am making eggs, bacon, sausage and of course, pancakes. The pancake breakfast is a long-standing tradition in Thornbury.  The Thornbury Historical Society has sponsored the event for 30 years this year.  Joan herself,  has been involved with the event since they served their first breakfast in 1986.

Depending on weather and other ongoing events, you can expect to see between 250 and 450 of your closest friends and neighbors at the breakfast.  It’s a great time to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.

Glen Mills Schools
Glen Mills Schools, Main Office, Glen Mills, Pa.

This annual breakfast tradition,  is an “All You Can Eat” from 8:00am to 10:30am, so come early and bring your appetite!  But wait, there’s more…

150th Anniversary of the Civil War

This year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War.  Historical                re-enactors will attend the breakfast in authentic uniform. John Voris is coming as Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary and there will be 2 collections of Civil War artifacts from The Sons of the Union Veterans as well as representatives from the 26th  Regiment, PA Volunteer Infantry.

This is an excellent learning opportunity for kids and parents alike!

Come with your questions, curiosity and maybe even get a photo with a civil war soldier!

For more information, please contact Joan Dehm at 610-358-3397.

Place:       Glen Mills Schools
Time:        8:00am–10:30am
Cost:         Adults: $10 / Children 10 & Under: $5

Volunteering: Trail Clearing on Lukenbach Trail

Time: 9am-11am

Place: Meet at the Cheyney Post Office

Lukenbach Trail, Thornbury Township
The lower part of the Lukenback Trail, starting at the Cheyney Post Office.

What better way to give back to the community than to help keep our parks and trails beautiful? The trail clearing event on the Lukenbach trail will be going on the same day, and some time overlapping the breakfast. So, get to the breakfast early so you can work it off!! Meet the Trails Committee at the Cheyney Train station to help clear fallen trees, branches and inspection the trail markings to ensure they are in good shape. They will be focusing on the section of trail from Station Road to Bonner Park.

This is a great way to get some fresh air and meet the neighbors. If you have a scout, this is also a great opportunity to earn some service hours!!

Cheyney Post Office, Thornbury Township
Cheyney Post Office, Thornbury Township

For more information on other township events, go to http://www.thornbury.org/


Pamela Cloud is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Preferred in Media Pa. serving the Western Philadelphia suburbs, with expertise in Media, Glen Mills and West Chester.

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