Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Township Welcomes the Holidays With Tree Lighting and Indoor Winter Festival

tree-lighting-20More than 500 Aston residents attended the township’s annual tree lighting and winter festival, which took place December 2 at the community center.

Prior to the lighting of the township Christmas tree, songs of the season were performed followed by Santa Claus’ arrival, riding high above an Aston Township fire truck.

The winter festival, which was held inside the community center gymnasium, was organized by the township recreation committee and featured a magician, arts and crafts, ornament making, pictures with Santa Claus, and visits by several Disney Princesses including Belle, Cinderella and Snow White.

Upon entering, children received a goody bag filled with a brightly decorated cookie, and other items.

Refreshments included pretzels in the shape of a candy cane, hot chocolate, cookies, lemonade, and water.

The winter festival committee was chaired by Kit Spayd and included Alma Carroll, Florence Fisher, 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, and a countless number of volunteers.

TOY DRIVE – ABA & Neighbors Helping Neighbors

toy-drive450The Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2016 Toy Drive is underway! ABA and NHN are asking for your contributions to help make this Holiday Season special for your neighbors in need. All contributions of a new unwrapped toy that you drop into one of our Neighbors Helping Neighbors bins will go directly to help  make the Holiday special for a member of our Aston Community that is in need this season.

Drop bins will only be available at the following locations through December 10th, so get out there and fill those bins!

Toy Bin Locations:

Cocco’s Pizza Aston

                                   Aston Township Municipal Building

                                   Aston Township Community Center

A Letter From Aston Township Fire Marshal Tom Morgan

linda-laneAston Township has new signs on major roads as you enter our town that say “A Community that Cares”. Late Tuesday evening, November 15, 2016, and in the days that followed, we personified that little public relations snippet more than you can imagine.  Let me tell you about it.

At 11:17pm the Aston Township Fire Department was dispatched to the area of Linda Lane and Birney Highway for a building fire. 27 Aston volunteer firefighters left their home and answered the alarm.  10 mutual aid fire departments, 3 EMS and 6 police units also responded.  Our community cares. Read more

2016 Holiday Business and Residential Decorating Contest

The Aston Township Parks and Recreation Committee along with the Aston Township Board of Commissioners, are happy to announce the Second Annual Aston Township Holiday Decorating Contest!

The contest will be open to all residences and businesses within Aston Township.  We are asking participants to join in the fun this holiday season throughout the month of December with final judging completed by Friday, December 16, 2016.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

santa-claus-04Our very own Aston Township Fire Department will be escorting Santa around to all of our township residents on the following dates and times.

December 4th: 11am – 3pm

December 10th: 9am – 3pm

December 17th: 9am – 4pm.

Look and listen for Santa in your neighborhoods!

Care Packages For Veterans

cards-for-troopsThis year Aston Parks and Recreation Committee have teamed up with the Rockdale Art Center to collect items for care packages for Veterans at the Coastville VA Hospital.  There are approximately 500 residents at the facility at any time, whether for nursing home care or rehabilitation, 50 of those residents are women.  We all agreed that doing something selfless would go a long way in the hearts of our bravest patriots!

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November 16, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

Did you miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV?

No problem, you may view this and previous  BOC meetings online by visiting our video archive or Board of Commissioners page. This meeting will also re-broadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.

Aston Commissioners Recognize Andrew Gill on Eagle Scout Achievement

aston-web-scout-with-mike-higginsAston Commissioners, during the October 19 meeting, recognized township resident Andrew Gill on his promotion to Eagle Scout.

The son of Brian and Janemarie Gill, Andrew is a senior at Sun Valley High School.

His Eagle Scout project involved planning, supervising and painting two pre-K classrooms at Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Aston.

With assistance from adult scout leaders, fellow scouts, friends and family, the classrooms were painted prior to the beginning of the school year.

Andrew’s scouting career began in the second grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack #77 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church. As a cub scout he earned the Catholic Religious emblem, Parvuli Dei as well as the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award bestowed on a cub scout. Read more

October 19, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

Did you miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV?

No problem, you may view this and previous  BOC meetings online by visiting our video archive or Board of Commissioners page. This meeting will also re-broadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.

Former First Ward Commissioner V. Michael Fulginiti Loses his Battle with ALS

fulginiti%201Aston Township is mourning the death of longtime resident, businessman and former 1st Ward Commissioner V. Michael Fulginiti.

After waging a courageous and very public three-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Fulginiti, surrounded by his loving family, succumbed to the debilitating disease just after midnight on Friday, October 14.

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