If your idea of fun is a warm day in the countryside of Upper Bucks County, with tractor-drawn hayrides, goats to pet, homemade food to savor, demonstrations by local fire and police departments to watch, and countless other activities to enjoy, hopefully you were at Springfield Township Community Day Saturday.
The annual celebration of life in Bucks County’s northwest corner was held at Silver Creek Athletic Association near Springtown, where it drew hundreds of residents from throughout the area to visit booths by groups such as the Springfield Townhip Historical Commission, Springfield Township EAC, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (which sold food in the picnic grove’s pavilion) and local family-owned businesses such as Bucks Run Oil, the Bees Knees Bakery and Old Well Farm.
Springfield Township Community Day was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other highlights included a food drive held by local Boy Scouts, a silent auction to benefit Upper Bucks Regional EMS’s purchase of a fourth ambulance, a Jaws of Life demonstration and live entertainment, including a performance by the band Waterfront Blue.
Participating sponsors of the event included the Bees Knees Bakery, Onny’s Treats, Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church of Springtown, Kirsten’s Mystical Treasures, Salem United Methodist Church, Lighting by Fillman, Springfield Township Parks and Land Preservation Board, Bucks County 4-H Horse Bowl Team, Spurs N Burrs 4-H Club, UBCTS Mechatronics, Old Well Farm, Saucon Valley Kingdom Hall, Palisades High School Baseball Team, Springfield Township Historical Society Inc., Girl Scout Troop 21321, Bucks County Republican Committee, Trinity UCC, Palisades Community Bible Fellowship Church, Springfield Township Lions Club, Bucks Run Oil and Tiny Tots.
“Nearly everything you enjoy today is the result of volunteers,” the Springfield Township Community Day Committee wrote in this year’s Community Day program. “Our township cannot function without citizens willing to share their professional and practical skillsets. Springfield Township is an exceptional place to live, and it is made better through the efforts of all of its citizens.”