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Friends of East Goshen, Inc is a 501(c)(3) that seeks to improve the historical, recreational, educational and environmental conditions in East Goshen Township and the greater Southeastern Pennsylvania Region.

Who are We?

Funding community-sponsored, family-fun activities with tax-deductible contributions

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 3rd from 3pm – dusk.  Bicentennial Celebration of the division of Goshen Township into East Goshen Township and West Goshen Township.

About


Funding community-sponsored, family-fun activities with tax-deductible contributions

Description

The Friends of East Goshen Township, Inc., (FOEGT) was incorporated in 2013.  As a non-profit 501C3 corporation, FOEGT in recent years has assisted the Township and the Park and Recreation Department by raising funds through individual and business contributions that are tax deductible.  This fundraising activity has enabled the Township to hold all of its events at East Goshen Park at no cost to the participants. The Friends is operated and directed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Almost all of the moneys raised and donated are used for the operation of the major Township events. Only costs for marketing materials are taken from these funds.  FOEGT annually raises more than $35,000 from local contributors. More than 30 percent of individuals and businesses solicited make a contribution.

Mission Statement

The Friends of East Goshen Township will, through the solicitation and acceptance of funds, grants, and other gifts in kind, provide support for the preservation, improvement, and restoration of township parks, recreational facilities, open space, historical resources, and activities. This includes financial support of educational, social, and recreational programs and events designed to improve the quality of life for township residents and the community at large.

News


The Benefits of Supporting East Goshen Township


Bicentennial Celebration 6/3/2017 @ 3pm


East Goshen Recognizes FOEG


Senya Isayeff, Chairman and Louis Smith, Township Manager recently presented this Certificate of Appreciation to the Friends of East Goshen for outstanding service. President, Joe Bove received the accolade and passed it on with good wishes to the board. FOEG has set some ambitious goals for 2017 and 2018. Future recreation projects in East Goshen look promising.

Events


Fun for the entire family!

Easter Egg Hunt

The 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15th. There will be more than 10,000 eggs for the children to collect. The Easter Bunny will make his grand entrance courtesy of the Goshen Fire Company. The event will feature Goshen donuts and hot coffee, just right for a cold spring morning. The fun will begin at 10:00 AM. Please have your kids in position for the fun.  Check your eggs because you could win big prizes if they have special markings. This event attracts some 1,500 people.

Bicentennial Celebration

Saturday, June 3rd from 3pm – dusk. Recalling the division of Goshen Township into East Goshen Township and West Goshen Township.  Events include a full day of family-friendly games and activities, live music, great food, and historical re-enactments and presentations, before culminating the best fireworks display in Chester County.

Pumpkin Festival

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 15th and plan to attend the Harvest Festival, starting at 10:00 AM. This event will feature hay rides, a drawing contest for kids, a family pumpkin carving contest, frozen turkey bowling, a petting zoo, and pony rides. In addition, there will be free pumpkins for the kids, a raffle for the GIANT pumpkin and Farmers’ Market vendors. Be sure to enter the pumpkin pie eating contest. Over 2,500 people attend this event.

Tree Lighting

Plan to attend the Tree Lighting on Friday, December 9th, starting at 6:00 PM. This event, designed to put the entire family in the spirit of the season, features a visit from Santa, caroling, a dance performance, and the announcement of winners of the house decorating contest and the canned food drive for the West Chester Food Cupboard. The kids will also have an opportunity to visit with Santa.

Board Members


Joe Bové

Joe Bové, President, is a resident of Hershey’s Mill, where he is active in community affairs, including serving as President of Quaker Village and a Board Member of the Homeowners’ Association and Chairman of its Marketing Committee. He is a retired Information Technology  executive  from Sun Oil Company. A graduate of Villanova University, Joe is an avid follower of the basketball team.

Greg Gaul

Greg Gaul is President of Gaul Advertising, Inc., and Founder of the Fireman’s Hall National Fire House and Museum in Philadelphia.  An avid golfer, Greg is a member of several golf clubs in the area and serves as Vice President of the Philadelphia Seniors Golf Association. A graduate of St. Joseph’s University, he is a resident of Ulster Village in Hershey’s Mill.

Demi Kozlowski

Demi Neilson, a new member and a retired PR executive, served as President of The Neilson/Hetrick Group, an investor relations consulting firm and as Director of PR for two corporations. Demi resides in Eaton Village in Hershey’s Mill, where she is active in the Sports Group, Social Club and Channel 20. She is a graduate of Dickinson College and West Chester University.

John Jam Jamgochian

John Jam Jamgochian is an Associate Broker with REMAX Preferred in the East Goshen Township office and has been active in real estate since 1990. He was active on the Park and Recreation Commission for the past few years and now serves as Secretary of FOEGT. He has been active in marketing FOEGT activities to local businesses recently.

Hal Zuber, Jr.

Hal Zuber, Jr., serves as Treasurer of FOEGT and is a 40-year resident of East Goshen.  Hal is a retired Chief Financial Officer of an industrial company and a member of the AICPA.  A graduate of Clarion University, Hal is a former West Chester Area School Board member, Northbrook Canoe Board member, and now invests in small private businesses.

Thom Clapper

Thom Clapper, Vice President of FOEG, Township Auditor, Chairman of the Vacancy Committee, an East Goshen resident since 1967, former Township Supervisor and Chairman of the EG Republican Committee, and currently Chairman of the Chester County Health and Education Facilities Authority.  A Penn State and Notre Dame graduate, he taught in high school and at the Penn State Graduate School.

Partial List of Contributors


Timothy Off Heating & Air Conditioning

MacElree Harvey, LTD

Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees

Master P’s Tae Kwon Do

East Goshen Republican Party

New York Life Insurance

Friends of Dan Truitt

PECO

Underground Services, Inc.

Battavio Heating, Plumbing & AC

BB&T Bank, formerly Susquehanna Bank

Applebrook Golf Course

Boot Road Veterinary Clinic

Country Meadow Landscaping

Alliance Environmental Systems

Precision Mechanical Services

Conway Power Equipment

PA Leadership Charter School

IMX Management Services

Swiss Farms

Seltzer & Sons, DDS

Pipe Data View Services

AJ Blosenski, Inc.,

Charles H. MacDonald Electric, Inc.

Tecniplast

Applebrook Associates, LP

Del Vecchio Landscape and Garden Center

Hershey’s Mill HOA

UPS Store

Shady Tree, Inc.

Lenni  Electric

Pennoni  Associates, Inc.

Buckley, Brion, McGuire and Morris LLP

Nicholas & Andrea Perakis

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