The 105th anniversary of the Allentown Summer Playground Program’s Romper Day will take place on Monday, August 6th 2018 at 7:00pm at J. Birney Crum Football Stadium. (Rain date is Tuesday, August 7th)
Romper Day activities include track events, dance exercises from musical selections dating back more than 50 years ago, the traditional Maypole dance/weave, the flag drill and a fitness competition with the Allentown Police Department.
The Playground Maypole Dance and Weave winners will be announced along with the track champions, and the Percy B. Ruhe award. This award is given to the most outstanding boy and girl on the playgrounds that emulate the qualities recognized by Percy B. Ruhe.
Romper Day is sponsored by the City of Allentown, the Allentown School District, The Trexler Trust and the Allentown Rotary Club.
The first Romper Day was held on August 28, 1914. Romper Day marks the traditional end of the city’s eight week Summer Playground Program affecting more than 800 children at 19 Allentown playground sites.
For more information please contact the Allentown Parks & Recreation Department at (610)437-77757.
For more information please contact the City of Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7750 or visit us at: www.facebook.com/AllentownParkandRec.
Information provided to TVL by:
KAREN A. LORE
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO THE MAYOR
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101