New Reporting App from Lower Merion Township

Lower Merion Township has launched a new smartphone app for residents called “LM Report-It,” which allows residents to easily report NON-EMERGENCY problems in Lower Merion – such as potholes, vandalism, sidewalk obstructions and trash – and for these smart reports (including photo and GPS location) to be automatically sent to the Township for systematized and prioritized resolution. The app is available for both Android and iOS.

You can see more details at

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers

The Penn Wynne Civic Association would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the 2016 Parade and Carnival a huge success!

Our Sponsors

Our Community Service Award Winner Bill Powell, representing the PW Library

Our Grand Marshal Lisa Healy

Our Judges: PW Elementary Secretary Joanne Suozzi, PW Elementary School Librarian Mrs. Curley, PW Library Head Librarian Judy Soret

Our Commissioner Rick Churchill

Our Band: Josh Dunaief, Dalia Weinstein, and Kris Alutius

The Lower Merion Police who closed off the streets for our parade

The Penn Wynne-Overbrook Hills Fire Company for hosting our parade registration and leading off the parade

Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church for loaning us tables and chairs for the carnival

Lower Merion Park & Rec and Director Donna Heller

Larry Highblume for escorting our Grand Marshall in his awesome convertible

Breen & Judy Rourke for trucking the band

Our Volunteers: Marti Berk, Helena and Steve Cochrane, Avri Dub, Josh and Rachel Dunaief, Stephen Fenning, Stacy Gavin, Barbara Green, Tracy Haslett, Lisa Healy, Nicole and Ken Lubiski, Robert Martin III, Marci Rubin, Tannia Schrieber, Chuck, Chika and Lucas Scott, David Smith, Judy Soret, Shelby and Frank Sparrow, Dan, Sharon and Sophia Weinstein

Thank you to all of our friends and neighbors who joined the celebration!





4th of July 2016

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GRAND MARSHAL: Lisa Healy with Oreo and Pebbles
Ms. Lisa Healy grew up right here in Penn Wynne, moved away, and then returned in 1998. Since then, she has dedicated significant time to the Civic Association, especially for the 4th of July Celebration, which brings back fond memories from her childhood. Ms. Healy’s other interests include volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House, Alex’s Lemonade, and the Penn Wynne Library Board. She also cares for her two dogs, who she says run the household.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER: Bill Powell on behalf of the Penn Wynne Library
Mr. Bill Powell has lived in Penn Wynne for the last 20 years and has volunteered at the library for the last five years. His family roots in the township run deep, and he always wanted to volunteer at the library. About five years ago, he finally got the chance. Mr. Powell’s other interests include gardening, reading, and Civil War history.

Civic Association Membership Reminder

Dear Penn Wynne Neighbors,

Happy Summer! Many thanks to everyone who has paid their annual dues. Membership is only $20 per household and helps us to continue to organize neighborhood events, support open space and greening efforts, and advocate on behalf of our community. If you would like to contribute, please use this link, or make checks out to PWCA and mail them to:

Penn Wynne Civic Association
c/o Penn Wynne Library
130 Overbrook Pkwy
Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Check out our upcoming events:

Summer Hummer Concert
Thursday, June 9, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Wynnewood Valley Park
Free concert featuring The Big Zebowski and The Lower Merion High School Jazz Band with special guest emcee Gene Shay. Join us for an evening of listening to wonderful music and enjoying delicious food from Eat a Pita Food Truck. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs – we’ll see you there! Rain location (next door to the park): The Church of the Holy Apostles.

Mural Paint Day
Sunday, June 26 (rain date: July 3), 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Manoa Business District (corner of Haverford and Manoa Rds)
PWCA has partnered with local muralist Paul Downie and the Wallingford Community Arts Center to paint a mural on the wall at the end of the Manoa shops building facing Haverford Avenue, and the community is invited to help paint it! We invite anyone ages 5 and up to join us for a community paint day (no painting experience required).

July 4th Parade and Celebration
Monday, July 4 (rain date: Sunday, July 10)
PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House (parade), Penn Wynne Park on Manoa Rd (celebration)
Parade Theme: PW Library
Categories: Bikes, scooters, wagons, wheelchairs, pets (pets must be taken home before going to the park)
9:30 a.m. Parade Judging at the PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House
10:00 a.m. Parade begins, ending at PW Park
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebration: parade awards, food, carnival games, moon bounce, pony rides, and entertainment
Parade registration: July 1-3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House

If you’d like to volunteer for any of the events, please email, or visit for more information.

Many thanks,

Shelby Sparrow
President, PWCA