Aston residents exhibited their spirit of patriotism by participating in and attending Memorial Day observances. Due to the threat of rain, American Legion Post #926 canceled its annual parade, however, the post proceeded with a well attended, indoor ceremony in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. Read more
Aston resident Casey Berardi was recently presented a proclamation by Aston Commissioner’s President Jim Stigale for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Casey, the son of Charles and Leslie Berardi, is a 2014 graduate of Sun Valley High School and is currently attending Warren Wilson College in North Carolina where he is studying political science and global studies with a minor in Spanish.
For his Eagle Scout project, Casey, a member of Scout Troop #225, planned and organized a community health fair. He communicated with various health organizations and during the fair, which took place in April 2014, information was distributed to attendees by Main Line Health facilities and a blood drive also took place.
As a result, 41 units of blood was collected during the drive, which surpassed Casey’s goal.
Casey began scouting while in the second grade when he joined Pack #292 as a Wolf Cub. He advanced to Webelo Scout , where he earned the prestigious Arrow of Light Award.
Casey crossed over to Boy Scouts with Troop#225 in 2007.
While at Sun Valley, Casey was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, as well as the marching and concert bands. He also participated in the drama club, chamber choir, concert choir, and was a committee member for the class of 2014.
At Warren Wilson College, Casey is co-convener of the student caucus, which is the governing body of his school. He also participated in the World Climate March, and the HkonJ March for environmental justice and social equality in the United States.
Scouting has played a vital role in Casey’s life and along with the direction of his parents, helped him to learn the importance of giving back to the community.
Casey has volunteered for Scouting for Food, Adopt a Highway, and Cub Scout Day Camp.
In he future, Casey hopes to become a Pennsylvania State Representative.
“We are all very proud of Casey and his wonderful achievement,” said Commissioner’s President Jim Stigale. “We know he will be very successful in whatever path he chooses.”
September 11th (Patriot’s Day) Memorial Ceremony
Aston Township Memorial Garden
5 – Points Concord & Pennell Roads
Friday, 9/11/2015 beginning at 7:00 PM
(in the event of rain, ceremony will be held at Community Center)
for further details, contact Barry Pinkowicz: 610-714-1598
Join the Scouts of America this September 11th (Patriot’s Day) and show your pride and your thanks to our true American heroes. We strive to let everyone know that Scouting is alive and well and is still a pillar of American values, citizenship, leadership and quality program all while honoring the memory of the victims of 9/11/2001 and all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.
By Loretta Rodgers.
Hundreds of Aston Township residents attended the annual Memorial Day Parade and observance held May 25 at American Legion Post #926 Read more
By Loretta Rodgers
The Aston Township community gathered Sept. 11 at the Memorial Gardens at Five Points to honor and remember those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Hosted by Township Boy Scout Troops 225 and 292, Girl Scout Troop 57075 and members of American Legion Post #926, the program included speeches, dedication of a wreath, readings, and memorials.
Master and mistress of ceremonies, scouts Rachael McCullough and Matthew Gane eloquently presented speakers which included Aston Commissioners Mike Higgins and Carol Graham; Bill Dondero representing U.S. Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-7); Kevin Andrews, who represented Pa. State Rep. Joe Hackett (R-161); and American Legion 2014 National Eagle Scout of the Year Joseph Blaisse. Read more
by Loretta Rodgers
More than 50 people attended a solemn American flag burning ceremony which took place June 14 at the Green Ridge Fire House.
Organized by Mike Kane, Squad Commander of the Sons of the American Legion #926 and Cub Scout Pack #77 Committee Chairman Ed Gane, the event included opening remarks by Kane and Commander Cy Yost of American Legion Post #926. Read more
by Loretta Rodgers
Aston Commissioners Present Proclamation to Township Resident James L. McKelvey for Being Named Named “Chevalier” of the French Legion of Honor
Aston Commissioners presented a proclamation to township resident James McKelvey, who was named a “Chevalier” of the Legion of Honor; the highest distinction bestowed on U.S. soldiers who fought at Normandy, Provence/Southern France or Northern France. Read more
by Loretta Rodgers
Aston resident John “Mac” MacFarland fought back tears as President Barack Obama recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to 24 U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Of the 24 individuals recognized with this country’s highest award for valor in action, only three are still living. And when one of the three, Sgt. Santiago Jesse Erevia, proudly accepted his medal, MacFarland was finally able to put his greatest demon to rest. Read more