The Mayfair Business Association recently gathered to plan the fourth annual Mayfair May Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.
The event will be held rain or shine along Frankford Avenue, from Harbison Avenue to Rhawn Street, from noon to 4 p.m. It'll feature sidewalk sales, giveaways and prizes.
There will be live musical performances by Mike LeCompt, A.J. Slick, Boss Hydro, Static Lounge and Grafenberg and acoustic sets by T&N and Mike McCullough.
The Grey Lodge Pub, at 6235 Frankford Ave., will offer free hot dogs to anyone sporting Phillies gear from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fans can watch the Phils face the Atlanta Braves and enjoy $3 Chesterfield Ale pints and $1 Pennsylvania Dutch birch beer pints. Yuengling T-shirts will be given away, and one patron will win two Phillies tickets.
Mayfair Shop 'n Bag, at 6420 Frankford Ave., will offer free hot dogs, drinks, water ice, baked goods and deli items. There will be music, and "SpongeBoy" will hand out balloons and prizes and pose for pictures with children.
The Philly Soft Pretzel Factory will hold a cheesesteak pretzel-eating contest and invite kids for pony rides, face-painting, a Moonbounce and other activities.
The 15th Police District Advisory Council will set up information tables at Frankford and Ryan avenues.
That same day, the business association will join the Mayfair Civic Association in presenting the third annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes 5K Run/Walk.
Registration costs $20 through May 12 and $25 thereafter. Sign-ups will take place from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. on the day of the race, which starts at 8:30 at the Abraham Lincoln High School parking lot at Sackett Street and Ryan Avenue.
Proceeds will benefit Hero Thrill Show Inc., which provides college scholarships for the children of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed or disabled in the line of duty; the Sgt. Patrick McDonald Scholarship Fund; and Mayfair Memorial Playground.
Awards will be presented to winners.
To register or for more information, go to www.mayfairbiz.com/run
In other news from the April 20 meeting, held at Prudential Prime Real Estate, at 7341 Frankford Ave.:
• Joe DeFelice, president of the Mayfair Civic Association, announced that $2,500 had been raised at an April 9 Easter egg hunt to buy equipment for Mayfair Memorial Playground, at Rowland Avenue and Vista Street.
Some 1,000 people attended, and playground backers have about $20,000 in the bank. Money has also been raised recently by selling red "Mayfair" shirts with the Phillies logo. The goal is to raise $50,000 for a tot lot and equipment for special-needs children.
• The business association agreed to donate $100 to Abraham Lincoln High School for the purchase of certificates for outstanding students.
• The group discussed using money in its account to buy cameras to be placed along Frankford Avenue to discourage vandalism