Chester County Briefly: June 29

Chester County

East Brandywine Township

The Chester County Historic Preservation Network recently presented East Brandywine Township with the Municipal Historic Preservation Award for its preservation work at Bondsville Mill.

Scott Piersol, Township Manager, and Jim Buczala, Chairman of the Bondsville Mill Park Committee, received the honor at the CCHPN’s annual awards and volunteer recognition dinner.

Citations recognizing the township’s preservation efforts from the Chester County Commissioners, State Rep. Becky Corbin, and State Sen. John Rafferty were also presented.

Since acquiring the historic mill in 2004 using open space funds and developing a park in 2006, East Brandywine Township has steadily made dramatic strides in Bondsville Mill’s appearance and utility.

State Sen. Andy Dinniman

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association recently honored Dinniman for his work in the state legislature on behalf of the equine industry. He received a legislative award from the PHBA at its 2018 Award Banquet at the Hotel Hershey earlier this month.

“Horses, horse breeding, equine agriculture, activities, and sport make up a tremendous and irreplaceable part of Chester County’s heritage and our economy,” Dinniman said. “In fact, our region probably has nearly as many – if not more – horses than we do people.

“I want to thank PHBA for this honor and for its ongoing efforts on behalf of the industry as we continue to work together to keep horse breeding and equine agriculture growing strong in Pennsylvania.”

WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Challenge

The competition asked Chester County residents to support the county’s 5,000-plus emergency responders by joining a first-responder team to compete and see who could walk the most steps in an eight-week period.

During the Challenge, more than 148.3 million steps were taken by members of the three first-responder teams. Team Fire, Team Law Enforcement, and Team Emergency Medical Services were each captained by a Chester County Commissioner and were tasked with signing up the most walkers and clocking the most steps.

Close to 400 county residents took part in the First Responder Challenge. Team Fire, captained by Commissioner Terence Farrell, clocked the highest cumulative steps – more than 53 million. Team Law Enforcement, captained by Commissioner Michelle Kichline, registered the highest average individual steps at 8,180 per day. Yolanda Van de Krol – a member of Team EMS, captained by Commissioner Kathi Cozzone – had the highest average daily steps at more than 26,000 a day.

To incentivize team members throughout the Challenge, the winning team was promised a donation, made in its name, to the Chester County Hero Fund. As a result, $3,300 was received by the Fund, in the name of Team Fire.

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