On May 28th, Strasburg Road transformed into a sea of red, white and blue as a grateful community paid homage to the brave men and women who have served, those who continue to serve, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Hosting the largest crowd in recent memory, the Village of Marshallton was bursting with the community spirit that has become synonymous with our historic village. Whether you were clapping along to the patriotic tunes courtesy of The Galena Brass Band and the Lukens Band, saluting the Honor Guard, or waving to the enthusiastic and creative Children's Bicycle Decorating Contest participants, the Marshallton Memorial Day Parade was the perfect way to kick off the unofficial start of summer.
The abundant sunshine from the summer sky highlights the natural beauty of our Village now in peak bloom. But every landscape needs tending to blossom. As we announced at the Marshallton Souper Supper and Spring Meeting in April, the Marshallton Conservation Trust's Community Concerns Committee will be spearheading a 2023 Marshallton Beautification Project to assess the existing conditions of trees and spruce up areas that need some attention along Strasburg Road. While still in the early stages of planning, we will be providing updates on this community initiative through our social media channels and website in the coming months. Stay tuned!
As we head into the July 4th weekend, we wish you a holiday filled with the sights and sounds of nature, the spirit of community, and all the sweetness of summer.
Community Spotlight: Marshalton Triathlon
Pedal, paddle, and pace through the scenic and historic landscape of Chester County on October 1, 2023, as the popular Marshalton Triathlon returns in its 49th year. First run in 1973, the race is considered one of the longest running triathlons in the country. Community members, families and teams from near and far gather every year on the first Sunday of October–also known as Marshalton Triathlon Day–at the Marshalton Inn and Four Dogs Tavern to participate in this premier community sporting event. Proceeds from the Triathlon benefit the all-volunteer West Bradford Fire Company and the Marshallton Conservation Trust.
Partners in Preservation
At the core of Marshallton Conservation Trust’s mission is the fervent belief that permanently protecting the open space surrounding the village proper is the most effective way to protect Marshallton’s quaint village setting and the historic integrity of the village itself. Step by step, the Marshallton Conservation Trust is helping to protect the entire corridor leading from the west end of Marshallton all the way to the west branch of the Brandywine. This extraordinary achievement is only possible through the continued support from the members of our community and meaningful collaborations with our partners in preservation.
One such partnership was recently highlighted in the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Natural Lands Magazine. Through a collaborative effort by several organizations including Natural Lands, the Conservancy Grant Program – Commissions of Chester County, PA, Newlin and West Bradford Townships and the Marshallton Conservation Trust, the remaining 115 acres of Castle Rock Farm is now under permanent protection. As the birthplace of our village namesake, Humphry Marshall, this was a particularly significant conservation easement transaction and we are proud to have played a role in preserving this historic property.
Through the Lens
Every month, we will feature an image captured by photographer and Village resident, Jim Lawson, showcasing the natural beauty of Marshallton. Enjoy!