9/11 Memorial Ceremony • September 2011

Coordinated efforts by uniformed men and women, the Antietam School District and community members of the Antietam Valley produced a moving tribute to the tragedy of 9/11.  The International Association of Fire Chief’s recommended ceremony was followed with participation from local fire, police and emergency personnel.


Arias in the Antietam Valley • March/April 2013/2014

At the 1st annual Arias event, over 150 guests enjoyed a magical evening of Italian food and unforgettable music at Anthony’s Trattoria in Pennside. Our second Arias was held at Stokesay Castle, and the third again at Anthony’s Trattoria.

Patrons enjoyed a magical evening of delicious food and unforgettable music. Professional operatic singers from the Philadelphia performed arias during the meal. Our third event featured local soprano Meghan Dewald. A native of Exeter Township, Meghan recently completed her Doctor of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature.

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Community Dinner: Golumpkis and Chili – 2014/2015

Our crazy fun community members hosted another fantastic all-you-can-eat dinner event on March 22, 2015  in the Antietam High School Cafeteria. Tickets were available at the door for a $10 donation for eat-in or take-out.

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Community Yard Sale and Flea Market • September 2011/2012/2013/2014

Community Yard Sale events were held from 7:00 a.m – noon, including a central market at Carsonia Park that morning with concessions available for purchase.

There is no cost to be part of the yard sale, but participants are requested to make a donation to AVCP to help cover advertising expenses.

Historic Trolley Tours • Fall 2013/2014

Thanks to all who joined us for an old-fashioned trolley tour of the Mount Penn and Lower Alsace area with Paul Druzba, Neversink Mountain Historian (2014) and Corrie Crupi (2013).

Three separate tours were held at 11 am, 12:30 and 2:00 pm, leaving from the Reading Liederkranz and showcasing many historical scenes and structures throughout the beautiful Antietam Valley.

Movie Nights at the A-Field • Summer 2012/2013/2014

Movie nights were held for community members at the A-field, with viewers bringing chairs and blankets for fun nights under the stars.

Made possible by: Antietam Valley Community Partnership – Mount Penn Parent-Teacher League – Antietam School District – Exeter Township Parks & Recreation – Dairy Queen of Exeter and Kenhorst – Redner’s Market – Weikel Sportswear


Street Fair in Stony Creek

The 2014 Street Fair was held on July 19th on Friedensburg Road from Antietam Road to Melrose Avenue. Highlights included food, games, crafts, vendors, games fro kids, rescue dogs, pony rides, a pulled pork contest, music and much more. A great time was had by all!

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Summer Playground Program • June – August, 2013/2014

The free summer playground program is offered to children ages 7-12 who live in the Antietam Valley.  This program is provided jointly by the Borough of Mt. Penn and Lower Alsace Township, with support from the Antietam Valley Community Partnership and the Antietam Valley Recreation and Community Center.

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Tree Lighting In the Park  • December 2011/2012/2013/2014

Our 4th Annual Tree Lighting in the Park was attended by over 450 people, the largest crowd we have ever had…a toasty warm Rec Center where folks could mingle, listen to the children’s chorus perform, sip hot chocolate and nibble on cookies, and get to know each other even better. Many gifts were collected for families in need, and will be distributed by our local elementary and primary school staff.

Santa made a grand entrance as only he can, welcomed by cheering kids and adults, who broke into song as he approached the spruce tree. With a flick of the wrist, the tree burst into full holiday splendor, and another cheer arose from the crowd.

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Reading Royals and AVCP • March 2015

AVCP and the Reading Royals, our beloved local hockey team! Community members enjoyed two games for the price of one – the Battle of the Badges game: Reading Police Department versus the Reading Fire Department; followed by the  Reading Royals taking on the Toledo Walleyes. What a great day for hockey fans!