A Community Food Drive will kick off HatOberFest and will run from October 1st through October 31st with the goal of collecting 1000 lbs. of non-perishable food items for our friends and neighbors in need. The drive will benefit the Lehman Methodist Church and St. John's Lutheran Church food pantries. Collection sites include the Hatboro chamber office at 120 S. York Rd.; Hatboro Federal Savings, at 221 S. York Rd.; KP Kitchen Crafts at 222 S. York Rd.; and Hatboro Dish restaurant at 102 S. York Rd.
From October 1st through the 5th, Hatboro businesses will compete in a window-decorating contest. The public is invited to enjoy the colorful fall and Halloween window displays.
The HatOberFest celebration will continue during the second week of October with Hatboro's Second Saturday on the 12th featuring a Fire Prevention Week Open House at the Enterprise Fire Company, 38 Byberry Rd., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pumpkin Painting will be offered at KP Kitchen Crafts from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 15th, The Greater Hatboro Chamber will host a Business & Community Networking Event from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Union Library of Hatboro, 250 S. York Rd. Reservations are suggested. The Union Library of Hatboro, founded in 1755, is the second oldest library in Pennsylvania, and some of the original books shipped from England are still in the library's possession. In 1978, the building was placed on the State Registry of Historic Places.
The Hatboro YMCA, located at 243 S. York Rd., will host a Youth Exercise & Family Yoga Open House, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 19th. KP Kitchen Crafts will host a "Pick an Apple" Contest from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., and the 3rd Annual Haunted Photo Scavenger Hunt will start at 6 p.m. in Miller Meadow at York and Horsham Rds.
During the last week of HatOberFest, the Hatboro YMCA will hold the Skeleton Skurry, on Saturday, October 26th, with a 5K run and 1-Mile Family Fun Trail. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. until 9:15 a.m., and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. The Union Library will offer Scary Halloween Story Time from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
The Hatboro Halloween Stroll will also be held on the 26th, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., from Summit Avenue to Horsham Rd. Children are encouraged to don costumes for "trick or treating" in Hatboro's downtown business district. Look for the orange "Trick or Treat" posters displayed at participating businesses.
Pizza lovers will want to head to HatOberFest from October 27th through the 31st for the Restaurant Pizza Special with many borough eateries offering pumpkin-shaped pizzas and other savory Halloween specials.
The Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce, hosts special and annual events to support area businesses, both large and small, including the Holiday Parade and Moonlight Memories Car Show. The car show, now in its 21st year, draws more than 50,000 visitors to Hatboro each July. Hatboro will celebrate its Tricentennial in 2015.
The Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce is located at 120 South York Rd, Suite 6, in the Red Barn Mall, Hatboro, PA 19040. For more details about HatOberFest, please call Kathy Salemno at 215.956.9540, or log on to www.hatborochamber.org.
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