New Garden unites in support of local Boy Scouts at community festival

NEW GARDEN — The community united for local youth on Sunday.

“We estimate that we had 1,400 attendees,” said organizer Don Kohler.

Dino’s Ice Cream & Water Ice keeps everyone cool on Sunday during a community festival at New Garden Township Park. (JEN SAMUEL — MEDIANEWS Group)

Folks gathered at the New Garden Township Park for the fourth annual Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival, an event designed to raise awareness of local Scouting’s community impact and raise funds to support the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America’s programs and camps in Southern Chester County and Cecil County, Maryland. Funds raised shall also go to support financially disadvantaged scouts in the region.

Constellation Energy was the event’s signature sponsor.

The event featured food trucks, locally brewed beverages, and live music by the bands Ol’ 442 and The Late Ambitions.

The event in New Garden on Saturday brought families together from across the region. (JEN SAMUEL — MEDIANEWS Group)

“We also receive help from Saint Gabriel of The Sorrowful Mother, the Avondale Fire Company and the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department,” Kohler said.

The event organizer, Chester County Council, worked in partnership with New Garden Township to make the day a success for all in attendance.

This darling pup was ready for a photo op at New Garden Townshp Park on Saturday. (JEN SAMUEL — MEDIANEWS Group)

“We have a dedicated group of volunteers that put together the event each year,” Kohler said. “The township supports us by allowing us to use the park and it helps us with logistical and communication support.”

Concession trucks included Braeloch Brewing and Harvest Ridge Winery plus food trucks from 22 BBQ, Uncle John’s BBQ, On the Roll, Bucky’s BBQ, Gourmet Jerk Shack, Jim’s Smokin’ Que and cool treats from Dino’s Ice Cream & Water Ice and Dia Doce Gourmet Cupcakes.

“I was so happy to see so many people out, enjoying the weather and supporting local scouting. It was a perfect day all the way around,” Kohler said.

“We believe very strongly that scouting helps youth develop knowledge, skills, and character traits which will help them contribute to the community,” he said. “As a result, scouting makes our community a better place to live.”

For more information, visit: www.beascout.org.

Youth play at New Garden Township on Sunday. The event in New Garden on Saturday brought families together from across the region. (JEN SAMUEL — MEDIANEWS Group)
A family attends the Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival on April 24. The event in New Garden on Saturday brought families together from across the region. (JEN SAMUEL — MEDIANEWS Group)

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