HBD 2016… Dedicated to the last Five Decades
Part I
by Cate Murway

The people of historic Bristol on the Delaware possess the most awesome gift for hosting spectacular events. They are most fortunate as well to have a populace who truly love the town and are willing to share their incredible, eclectic talents and exceptional abilities. The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation [BCHF], established in 1967, and its volunteers are excitedly preparing for the 40th Historic Bristol Day [HBD], a landmark occasion on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM.  
Each of you are part of its history and you are cordially invited to share in the highlighting of the last 50 years, celebrating its pride in the past and confirming its passion for a most promising future.

A lot can happen in a half century…….
The Bristol Daily Courier newspaper was in publication from 1954-1966, before being renamed the Bucks County Courier and then being dubbed the Levittown Times. 
BRISTOL COURIER and LEVITTOWN TIMES SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1966, “Farewell to 1965: hello to 1966! We hope it will be a good year for you and your loved ones in every way. May it bring you health, wealth, and happiness!” 
C. E. STONEBACK & SONS Lumber Company on Dorrance and Canal Streets, Bristol, Pa., BRISTOL HOME FURNISHINGS, 108 Mill Street Bristol, Pa. ST 8-3694 and ARTHUR J. GENOVA, JR. Plumbing & Heating 3200 Arthur Ave. Bristol, Pa. ST 8-2008 were among the New Year’s greeting sponsors.
“We look to 1966, confident that the progress we have made and the friendships we established will continue to grow and mature. You, our citizens and patrons have contributed much to keep our community ever moving forward toward a better life. We are proud to be a part of this civic - minded spirit. May we take this opportunity to extend to all of you our heartiest good wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.”
Warren R. Likens, the executive VP of the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce, shared one of the chamber’s slogans for Bristol, ‘‘Fastest Growing Area” with Marty Hopkins, President of the Bristol Lions Club. Mill Street Businessmen's Association president Charles Richman said "Business on Mill Street has outshone all previous years. Hopefully, 1966 should prove to be an even better year for Mill Street Merchants.”

The title, Les Memoires accompanied by the head of an Indian warrior commanded the cover of the 1966 Bristol Junior- Senior High School yearbook.
F.E. Mignoni, ST B- 9288 listed an all masonry twin, 7 rooms and Master bath, full basement, detached garage, with a large lot in BRISTOL BOROUGH -- Asking $8900. 
The PHILADELPHIA CHANNELS offered (17) Ed Hurst Show; (29) Whirlybirds; and (29) Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 3:00 pm. At 4:00pm, the selections included (29) Detective Time; (6) Mummers Parade and Football: Rose Bowl - Michigan State vs. U C.L.A; and (10) CBS Golf Classic. Evening entertainment at 5:00 pm was (17) Highway Patrol; 5:30 (29) Robin Hood, and (17) Western Music; and then The Early Show, "Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone", a comedy/murder mystery film set on board a train, starring Marjorie Main and James Whitmore. 
The movie, "Hercules Unchained” with Steve Reeves offered epic fight scenes.
Superman was a daily newspaper comic strip that ran continuously until May 1966.

The most popular baby names were Michael, David, James, John and Robert for the gents; and Lisa, Kimberly, Mary, Michelle and Karen for the skirts. 
In 1966, The Fleer Corporation founded by Frank H. Fleer in 1885, the first company to successfully manufacture bubblegum, introduced Razzles, "First it's a candy, then it's a gum!", and The Campbell Soup Company acquired the Belgian Choclatier ‘Godiva’.
The first episode of the TV show 'Star Trek' aired and the movie 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' premiered, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn.
In 1967, the original sports drink, Gatorade, was developed by the University of Florida for their football team.

Lyndon Baines Johnson [ August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973], often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th U.S. President from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after serving as the 37th Vice President from 1961 to 1963.
Neil Armstrong took "one small step" as the first man on the moon in 1969, followed by Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. P.S. They found no cheese.
In 1970, the Grundy Foundation, carrying out the Senator Joseph R. Grundy’s philanthropic tradition, helped fund an outdoor ice rink adjacent to the actual water area of the Lagoon on Jefferson Ave.

The Beatles' John Lennon was quoted in The Evening Standard, a London newspaper, as saying that the band was now more popular than Jesus.
Jerry Blavat, born Gerald Joseph Blavat on July 3, 1940, is "The Geator with the Heater", "the Boss with the Hot Sauce," and the King of Philly Rock & Roll. This American DJ and performer broke many acts in the 1960s, including the Four Seasons and the Isley Brothers and produced and hosted a weekly television dance show in Philadelphia called ‘The Discophonic Scene’. 
When the British Invasion came along, Jerry never really became part of it. He never participated in format radio, always remaining his own man. In 1966, Jerry said: "It had been hell during the Beatles reign, when there had been much pressure to get on the bandwagon. But I sensed that it just didn't have enough soul for my kids... So I finally gave in and played a few, and I got bombarded by phone calls saying “Geator, what you doing, man?”

You can relive some of the thrill and see this entertainment icon. 
MARK THE DATE! Jerry Blavat will be coming to 19007 for the 40th Historic Bristol Day.
Wait. What? 
Yes, he is coming to the Lions Park Gazebo for the HBD celebration, Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM- 12:30PM. It will be fun for the entire family!

From the Courier Times article “Dialing it back with the Geator” August 20, 2013 by Gwen Shrift 
“I was always the rebel jock, the big tick-tock. I played music that they did not play,” Blavat recalls. “When they did a record hop in Fairless Hills or Bristol, they would have 100 kids, and I would have 1,000.”  

Like the Geator says: "Keep on rockin' 'cause you only rock once."

Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 215
321 Cedar Street
Bristol, PA 19007

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HBD 2016… Dedicated to the last Five Decades
Part II
by Cate Murway

1966 marked the two hundred and eighty-fifth anniversary of the founding of Bristol.
Where were you and what were you doing in 1966?

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese, poet/novelist/author [1908-1950]

U.S. Air Force Veteran John Maurice Rodgers, BHS ’47 [1928-2012] was the Mayor.

At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314. The long, costly Vietnam War conflict lasted from November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975.

A pound can of Hills Bros. coffee sold for $.69.

Nobel-Winning Scientist/MIT biochemist Dr. Har Gobind Khorana [1922-2011] finished deciphering the DNA genetic code in 1966. He received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert W. Holley of Cornell University and Marshall W. Nirenberg of the National Institutes of Health.

The Milton Bradley Company game of ‘Twister’, “The Game That Ties You Up in Knots,” [originally a promotion for Johnson’s shoe polish company and called ‘Pretzel’] was invented by Charles “Chuck” Frederick Foley [1930-2013] and Neil W. Rabens [1929- ] in April 1966. It was the first game invented that required people to use their bodies as playing pieces.

The first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on September 8, 1966. Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry [ 1921 – 1991] was an American television screenwriter and producer, best remembered for creating the original Star Trek television series. 

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney [1901- 1966], an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer and a pioneer of the American animation industry passed away in Burbank, CA. He was the original voice behind Mickey Mouse and he moved animation from a black-and-white novelty to a highly respected genre that would produce Oscar-worthy feature films.

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation [BCHF], established in 1967, and its committed volunteers are fervently preparing for the 40th Historic Bristol Day [HBD], a landmark occasion on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM, dedicated to the last 50 years. 
BCHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving over 335 years of Bristol's history and increasing cultural opportunities for all residents of the community.

What can you remember?
Bristol is celebrating its pride in the past and confirming its passion for a most promising future.
The clock is ticking… marking the minutes and marking the hours. Each of you is a most valuable segment of its history and you are cordially invited to share your memories. 

Just shy of three months away….. dates on the calendar are much closer than they appear.

BCHF President Jeanette Ann “Jan” Ruano and HBD Chairperson Mary [Younglove] Gesualdi and their team are faced with a daunting agenda amid devastating heartbreak. Their cherished BCHF team member and friend, Gerald J. “Gerry” McCarry passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016. 

His 2 sisters, Elizabeth “Liz” Fisher and Catherine McCarry and his beloved girlfriend, Geri Cole are members of this HBD team. Hearts are heavy as they passionately proceed forward, coordinating this year’s Bristol Day events.

Car enthusiast cousins, Mark Louis Gesualdi and Christopher Joseph Gesualdi chair the 5th Annual HBD Car Show. It will be held at 450 Beaver Street at the Snyder-Girotti on the school asphalt parking lot from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM [car registration at the door beginning at 9:00 AM].
Indoor restrooms, and indoor food and seating are provided. NO RAIN DATE.
bristoldaycarshow.com for pre-registration.

Both Mark and Chris are Corvette guys and members of the NCRS [National Corvette Restorer Society]. 
Interesting fact: The third generation of America's sports car, the Corvette, had an incredibly long run: 1968 to 1982.There is no production 1983 Corvette. Every 1983 Corvette prototype was destroyed, except one: a white car that now lives at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

The 1970s marked the end of the first golden era of high performance cars. A number of factors 
congealed during this decade to end the American muscle car wars, among them included high fuel prices and ever escalating insurance rates. Yup, the cool cars from the 1970s definitely rate a look.
America loves speed. The 1960s and 1970s might have produced the wildest and rarest muscle cars packing giant torque-rich V-8s, but the 1980s brought its share of powerful machines to the street, too—cars that were quick and met the more stringent emissions controls.
Although Europe has long been home to some of the most noteworthy supercar manufacturers - such as Ferrari and Lamborghini - America is no stranger to ultimate road legal performance stars; in fact it is the undisputed king of classic muscle cars.

Perhaps one of the most exciting periods in automotive history was during the production years of these classic American muscle cars; big, loud and ultra-powerful rubber burning machines.  
During the 1960’s and 70’s the American automakers progressively became more competitive with their offerings. The American Classics at that time included [1968–1974] AMC AMX- the AMX was a competitor with America's only other two-seater of the era, the Chevrolet Corvette; [1968–1974] AMC Javelin- available in a range of trim and engine levels, from economical pony car to muscle car variants; [1969] AMC SC Rambler- hey, laugh if you will, but the 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler could blow the doors off some pedigreed muscle cars; [ 1970–1971] AMC Matador “Machine”-factory-backed AMC Matador hardtops and coupes competed in NASCAR stock car racing with drivers that included Mark Donohue and Bobby Allison who won several races; [1970–1971] AMC Rebel- a high-performance, low-priced muscle car version was produced in 1970, the Machine, that is most recognized in its flamboyant white, red, and blue trim; and [1971] AMC Hornet SC 360- although the SC/360 could not compete with the holdover big-engined muscle cars, the SC combined respectable quickness - 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

So whatcha got? Register YOUR vehicle. bristoldaycarshow.com for pre-registration.
The HBD Car Show includes American and foreign antiques and classics, as well as newer Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Challengers, T-Birds and more, all commanding the school’s blacktop.
Show attendees vote on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People's Choice trophy for cars 1986 - 2016 as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People's Choice trophy for cars Pre- 1986. 
Come and vote for your favorite!
The $15.00 registration fee includes a 5 X 7 photo of your car.
A free shuttle bus will stop at the car show and make the rounds to the other HBD activities.
Please help with [wo]manpower: volunteers always needed!
The volunteers are needed at the Gazebo, to sell 50-50 tickets, at the Car Show, at entertainment sites and in the open houses.

Craft and food vendors are invited. Vendors must provide their own table, chairs, booths and tents and their own electricity, if needed. Allocated spaces are 10’X10’ @ $50.00 each until 7.31.16 and
$60.00 each after 7.31.16- NO EXCEPTIONS. 
Locations are in the Olde Towne Section of Bristol Borough on the 200 & 300 blocks of picturesque Radcliffe Street.
Please make check payable to BCHF, Inc. and mail to Anne Walp, BCHF Craft Committee, 257 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007. Any questions, please call 215.785.2350 or fax 215.785.6772 or e-mail greatids@comcast.net.

Historic Bristol on the Delaware is a treasure trove of family fun activities!

For more information:
Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 215
Bristol, PA 19007

Historic Bristol Day 2016 Part II is the second segment of a series introducing the 40th Annual Historic Bristol Day to be held on October 15, 2016.

Dr. Anthony J. Rock graduated with honors from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with his medical degree in 1963. [Bucks County Courier Times November 26, 1966]
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Geator with the Heater at HBD 2016 
Part III
by Cate Murway

A Tribute to Jerry Blavat 
"The last bastion of doo-wop culture in a McDonald's world."

Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Blavat, a star of record hops, nightclubs, radio, and television, is an indefatigable force, more alive than many half his age, and he is coming to historic Bristol on the Delaware! 
He is a cultural icon in Philadelphia, well-known for his electrifying on-air personality and more than encyclopedic knowledge of music, writers, and performers. He embodies the Philadelphia music scene and has been its greatest ambassador for decades.
"I always had the ability to create my audiences - God bless them - who understood me and my music," Blavat has said. He is loyal to his friends, especially in his personal integrity, and he stays true to his code.

He started as Jerry Blavat, a half-Jewish, half-Italian kid from South Philadelphia, a fast-talking, R&B-lovin' DJ since 1960. That's when he first started shaking things up with the hippest shows on the radio and a recurring schedule of record hops so intense and wildly successful he had to helicopter from gig to gig. These days, he’s better known as ‘The Geator with the Heater’, ‘The Boss with the Hot Sauce’. After 50 years in the music business, the man former Governor Ed Rendell declared “as Philadelphia as the cheese steak” is still going strong. His life in show business began at the age of 13 as a dancer on Bandstand. He brought rock n’ roll to Philadelphia in the 1960’s and keeps it here to this day. 
Jerry shares his birth date with George Michael Cohan, the Yankee Doodle Dandy of the American stage.  

Jerry attended Southeast Catholic High School at the intersection of Seventh Street and Christian Street; the school became Bishop Neumann High School, after John Neumann, in 1955. He earned a Temple University scholarship but already believing “You Only Rock Once”, he set out on his career that he had begun at the age of 13 on the TV dance show Bandstand, one of the most influential youth-oriented television programs in broadcasting history. He has become a music legend, borne out of an immigrant experience, living the American Dream. 
“If you were blessed with a gift, go for it. Don’t let anybody stop you. My gift at 13 was dancing and music.” 
He was, “HEP TO THE MAMBO” and sneaking into the after-school dance party show a year early [the rules said you were supposed to be 14], Blavat quickly became a perpetual dance contest winner, the head of the kids' "committee" on the original Donald Loyd "Bob" Horn-hosted Bandstand, broadcast from Philadelphia. Every day after class let out the teens traveled to a studio in West Philadelphia, a local matinee on Philadelphia's WFIL-TV, and spent ninety minutes dancing in front of the camera to the most popular songs of that week. This generational sense of belonging dulled the prohibitions of an identity based on whiteness, or ‘suburbanness’ or normative familial roles.
Many famous vocalists like Patti Page, Joni James, Theresa Brewer, and Frankie Laine appeared on the show but the ones the Bandstand audiences of the air really went for were the `regulars,' like Jerry!
They want to see Jerry do a mambo or tango.

Bob Horn was the consummate radio personality, a man with a booming voice and years of experience in the broadcasting industry. Horn actually began Bandstand as a radio program, but moved the show to television when WFIL gave him the opportunity to try the new medium. He was Jerry’s first of several substitute father figures. 
His biological father, Louis “was a Jewish mobster, a bookie and loan shark nicknamed "Louis the Gimp"; he had a bum leg from polio”. His mom Lucille Rosa [Capuano], a Joan Crawford look-alike, was an Italian-American and Roman Catholic whose family originated in Abruzzi, Italy. “I was from a broken family; always just hung out. My mom, nicknamed “Lucy the Riveter”, worked at the Navy Yard during WWII and setting diamonds at Eskin’s jewelry store downtown, from the time I attended St. Monica Day Nursery”. ‘Wednesday's child is full of woe’.
He shared, "It was a lonely existence. Thank goodness I had radio shows to listen to." 

He led a “South Philly way of life” in his home at 1906 South Bancroft Street, “a short half-ball throw from the corner of 17th & Mifflin”.
"The Italian side of my family worked in the ice and coal biz, but the Jewish side? They were men in suits and ties who ate steaks and drank Scotch. My mother taught me love, respect, dedication, discipline, dignity and loyalty", he said. "My father was into the numbers and booking rackets; he taught me the streets, the nightclubs, how to hustle."
Jerry had two sisters. His very athletic, somewhat of a tomboy older sister, Roberta [Blavat] Lawit '55 attended Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School and played softball. She is currently involved with UJA Federation of New York. His half- sister, Lou Anne has passed away.

“In every respect, the Geator stands as a man who is truly one-of-a-kind.”  Dick Clark, 2011

The Geator's famous pals were Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra, who dubbed Jerry "Matchstick" and requested Momma Blavat’s ravioli; Sammy Davis Jr. [Jerry was best man at his wedding and present at his deathbed], and Don Rickles [Jerry was the comedian's valet]. "I respected these guys, and they knew it," he stated. 
“I love Bristol, Levittown, Penndel and Bucks County. As a young boy, I spent weekends with Bob Horn from Bandstand in his home in Levittown and I played at the Edgely Fire Hall dances.”


The vocalist who once harmonized with the “17th Street Singers” continues to entertain with “big shows in the Kimmel Center”. His favorite song? “Impossible. I love them all!”
He eats “healthy foods, fruits, especially berries and pineapple, vegetables, fish, chicken, and I enjoy light fine wine. I go to the gym and ride my bicycle”. So, that’s his secret!

Jerry is excited to be back in Bristol. “Music is universal. When I get on stage, the energy comes from the people. I never prepare until I see the audience. They are the stage and when I put on that music, it's like I'm transported, we're transported. We forget our age, our troubles. We all have a great time."
Wait. What? 
Yes, Jerry Blavat is coming to the Lions Park Gazebo for the HBD celebration, Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM- 12:30PM. It will be fun for the entire family!

“The problem with the music they are listening to today is that it’s derogatory and the message is bad – they talk about violence and disrespecting your girl. The music of the ’50s and ’60s was happy. It was about dancing, and it talked about love.”
Relive some of that thrill and come see this entertainment icon.
In 1998, Blavat was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

MARK THE DATE! Jerry Blavat will be coming to 19007 for the 40th Historic Bristol Day.

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HBD 2016… Dedicated to the last Five Decades
Final Chapter
by Cate Murway

Every small town has its traditions. While maintained in the present, they have their origins in the past.
Historic Bristol on the Delaware has a rich and exciting history, and a welcome laid-back vibe, boasting many historic and restored homes that line the streets of Radcliffe and Mill. Visiting is so much more fun than reading about this stunning town.
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation [BCHF], established in 1967, and its volunteers are excitedly completing preparations for the 40th Historic Bristol Day [HBD], a landmark occasion on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM that will highlight the last 50 years.

Wear your walking shoes while you meander. Bristol is a pedestrian friendly town.
Historic Bristol’s shaded streets showcase some magnificent antebellum homes with incredible unscathed riverside views. It’s a quite alluring getaway destination. Beautiful architecture, highly ranked trendy restaurants with perfect  menus that make people beg for more, and an impressive roster of annual festivals are just a few of the things that keep visitors coming back.

Tickets are required for House Tours and the Annual Tea.
Advance ticket price is $12. Advance tickets are available at Mignoni Jewelry & Gifts, the Mill Street Pharmacy, Great ID by Anne, the Grundy Museum and Library, and the Borough Tax Office.
The price for House Tours and the Tea on Historic Bristol Day is $15. 
These lovely, historic homes will be opened for guests: 315 DeGuiseppe Drive, 1122 Radcliffe Street [eight wedding gowns & accessories from the last five decades], 922 Radcliffe Street [hosting the Annual Tea], 339 Radcliffe Street [display of costume jewelry popular during the 50's and 60's along with Lady Head vases which were popularized during the 50's], 112 Walnut Street [showcasing landmark miniatures] and 518 Lafayette Street will feature Lenox table setting.
The Lenox Corporation is a market leader in quality tabletop, giftware and collectibles. Now flourishing in its second century, the company has never lost sight of Walter Scott Lenox's original vision, a man with a passion for his craft and a passion for life. 
Lenox, Inc. is located on 1414 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA.  

112 Walnut Street will proudly feature a display of hand-crafted miniature reproductions of many of the historic Bristol landmarks by Gasper “Goops” Favoroso, a former Borough policeman and retired police chief of Tullytown Borough. He actually constructs the faces of the buildings from just a picture.

Born and raised in Bristol Borough, Mr. Favoroso retired as Chief of Police with over 45 years of public service. He enjoys creating miniatures of the landmarks as well as miniatures of his family’s homes. Using only a picture from which to work, and some new and repurposed materials, he makes handmade, unique works of art that will be enjoyed for years to come.

There will be an amalgamation of entertainment to hold the attention and interest of any audience. 
Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Blavat, a star of record hops, nightclubs, radio, and television, is an indefatigable force, more alive than many half his age, and he is coming to historic Bristol on the Delaware!
Jerry Blavat will appear at this 40th HBD celebration from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Lion's Park, 100 block of Radcliffe Street on the Riverfront. All are invited to dance to Jerry's music on the Bristol Wharf.
Talented artists will provide superior face painting at the Market Street corner of BB&T Bank and three members of the Artists of Bristol will be painting outside the Community Baptist Church on Radcliffe Street. A display of the AOB artists’ creations will be held in the basement of the Church, featuring multi-mediums of many artists.

The Bracken Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps that recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary will electrify the atmosphere with an air of dignity and class. The original musical ensemble consisted of bell-front brass horns, field drums, a color guard, and an honor guard and they performed in many community events and local celebrations, decked out in their fabulous black, orange and white uniforms and shiny black shoes. 

The Sailboat Regatta will begin around 1:00 PM depending on wind and tides. C’mon down…. guests just supply their enthusiasm for sailing! Three awards will be presented at the Lions Park Gazebo.
 An eclectic variety of food vendors will be located along the river. Watch the Sailing Regatta, organized and sponsored by the Anchor Yacht Club while you nosh.
From soul food to gourmet, historic Bristol pleases the palette.

All are invited to bring the kids or even just the kid in themselves to the Slimy Science Demonstration. Watch as equal parts of glue and water and an equal part of liquid starch causes the polymer chains in the glue to cross link with chemicals in the starch, producing an awesome stretchy slime.
Games of the last 50 years, broken down by decades, will be played. Chinese jumping rope will be demonstrated and 50 of these ropes will be given to participants at the Children’s Corner.

The Stepping Stone Dancers will dance their way into the guests’ hearts. The Stepping Stone Dance Studio, owned by Dana Stone, is located at 925 Canal Street in the Grundy Commons Complex.
Dana’s three large dance studios with professional hard wood floors have once again been voted Best in Bucks!

Puppets Pizzazz will present educational and entertaining puppet shows. Since 1989, Puppets Pizzazz has successfully entertained children of all ages. Owner, Barbara J. Tomlinson “saw a need to reach children through music and there is nothing like hearing them laugh.” Their show is set up like a variety show with over 25 colorful hand puppets used to perform different songs and skits. Each song or skit is only two or three minutes long, easily holding each child’s attention, even that of the very young. 

Data alone cannot tell a full story of the last half century, so come spend the day enveloped by this truly great, festive and friendly town serendipitously located on the Delaware that inspires both creativity and activity. This FREE 10:00AM- 4:00PM festival event is the perfect opportunity to stroll, shop or dine within historic Bristol on the Delaware, the oldest town in Bucks County, incorporated as a borough in 1720. It is the third oldest town in Pennsylvania.
From shopping to foodie pursuits and beyond, there are all kinds of play to be had in Bristol. 
Come early and plan to stay for awhile.

Are you curious about Historic Bristol on the Delaware?
Stop in the law offices of William J. Salerno, 220 Radcliffe Street between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00 PM to satiate your curiosity regarding the commanding, colorful history of Bristol. 
Don't miss this unique opportunity to ask the historians who will provide serious, academic-level and extremely fascinating answers!

For more information:
Bristol Cultural & Historical Foundation
P.O. Box 215
Bristol, PA 19007

Historic Bristol Day 2016 Part IV is the final segment of a series introducing the 40th Annual Historic Bristol Day to be held on October 15, 2016.

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