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Philly Loves PAWS Day, Philly Renaissance Faire, and VOADV’s Give After Dark Event Download

25:21 Download May 14th, 2019

Melissa Levy, Executive Director of PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) joins Kristen in the studio to talk about this year’s Philly Loves PAWS Day. In its fifth year, Philly Loves PAWS Day is a day held each May where nearly 100 local businesses donate 10% or more of proceeds to support PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Support these businesses on Wednesday, May 15th, and you will in turn be helping to support PAWS. Proceeds will enable PAWS to rescue and care for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable animals, and bring Philadelphia one step closer to becoming a no-kill city. Find more information and a list of participating businesses at

Then Gil Cnaan, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire returns to the show to talk about this year’s Faire. That’s right, I said Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. It’s here in Philly on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 11am-7pm and next weekend too, Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th. Located at Philadelphia’s historic Fort Mifflin (6400 Fort Mifflin Road), with all your Faire favorites, turkey legs, mead, shows, chainmail and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for kids 3-12 and free for under 3. $10 Parking with free shuttles running all day. Join Kristen Herrmann and the BEN-FM Prize Patrol at the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire on Saturday, May 4th from 11am-2pm. For tickets and more info visit

Finally, Rebecca Fuller the Vice President of Development and Communications at Volunteers of America Delaware Valley returns to the BEN-FM studio to give a recap on this year’s Adopt-A-Family Radiothon. BEN-FM and so many of our generous listeners team up with VOADV every December to help provide meals and toys to families in need over the holiday season. The Radiothon 2018 was a HUGE success, helping close to 1,000 families. THANK YOU for your generosity. It made a difference in so many lives.

We’ll have more information on this year’s Adopt-A-Family Radiothon closer to the holidays, but THIS WEEK, Friday, May 17th at Reading Terminal Market (after hours) VOADV is hosting another one of their Give After Dark parties. There will be a photo booth, a live band an auction, an OPEN BAR, and unlimited food including salmon, pirogi’s, shrimp, ice cream… just about anything you could want! A great sampling of what the famous Reading Terminal Market has to offer, and after hours! The best part? All funds raised go toward helping the homeless veterans and their families that VOADV serves. A fun, casual event for an amazing cause. Please come out, have a VERY fun Friday night, and support the efforts of VOADV and the people they serve. Friday night, May 17th from 7-11pm. Tickets are $150. Find tickets and more information at

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