Playwicki Farm Receives Plaque, Kicks Off Celebrations

Playwicki Farm Foundation receives plaque.
Rose McMenamin (front row, fourth from right), president of the Playwicki Farm Foundation, presents a special commemorative plaque to Ray Weldie (back row, second from left) chairman of the Lower Southampton Township board of supervisors. Also pictured are supervisors (from left) Deb Kaplan, Kim Koutsouradis, Ed Shannon and Keith Wesley. Sharing the presentation with McMenamin (front row, from left) are foundation board member Jim Kates, Don Rubin, Patrice Luongo, June Olson, and Mike Lesher.

Lower Southampton Township is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Playwicki Farm’s purchase all year long. The board of supervisors presented representatives with a commemorative plaque last week for permanent display at the Lower Southampton Township Building.

The 110-acre farm is a historic staple of the Lower Southampton area. It offers a variety of landscapes including wide-open fields, old forests, and agricultural land. Foundation president Rose McMenamin wants residents to come out and show their support for Playwicki.

“We’ve put together a wonderful yearlong program filled with terrific entertainment, great food and exciting and colorful events so that everyone in our community, young and old, have the opportunity to participate in our very special silver anniversary year,” McMenamin said. “I want to invite everyone to join with us in saluting this magnificent farm property.”

Lower Southampton Township bought the land from Elizabeth Snodgrass in 1994 after a lengthy legal battle. The foundation was created two years later with a stated mission “as an independent, tax exempt corporation to raise money for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.”

Playwicki Farm Foundation has several events scheduled throughout the entire year. Through the end of June, people can attend celebrations on the following dates:
  • May 4 – Spring Flea Market,
  • May 10 – Concert by the Hearts Club Band,
  • May 18 – A salute to the military on Armed Forces Day,
  • Jun. 12 – Tri-County Band Patriotic Concert,
  • Jun. 14 – Unique Flag Day Food Truck Rally produced and directed by Mommy’s Little Black Book.