New Street Festival in South Philadelphia Will Support Street Cleaning Program, Sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care
South Philadelphia – This September 12th the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC) will launch the inaugural South Philly SausageFest, a local food and craft beer festival. The event, sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care, will be a fundraiser for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program.
The Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program is a partnership with Horizon House, Inc. who provides a wide range of services for adults with developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol addictions, and/or homelessness. Newbold CDC employs its cleaning crew through Horizon House’s workforce program and puts these individuals to work in cleaning up the commercial corridors along West Passyunk and Snyder Avenues from South Broad to 19th Streets.
The Cleaning Program has been underway since early 2014 and is supported by local business sponsors including Ultimo Coffee, AJ Appliance, and DJCRE Real Estate as well as the City’s Commerce Department. Newbold CDC will use the proceeds from the South Philly SausageFest to support the Cleaning Program into the future.
South Philly SausageFest will include “sausage-themed” food from local restaurants including Cafe y Chocolate, Chaat and Chai, Grubhouse, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Philly Pretzel Factory and Tap Room on 19th. The festival will also feature Philadelphia regional breweries: Conshohocken Brewing Company, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Point Breeze Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin BrewingCompany, Sly Fox Brewing Company, and Weyerbacher Brewing Company. The festival will also feature arts and crafts as well as children’s activities sponsored by Philadelphia Family Pride.
For more information about the festival go to: www.southphillysausagefest.com.