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The Kettle Cooker Five & Dime sponsored by Herr Foods, Inc. was held on Sunday, October 8th, 2023. Hosted by Philadelphia Runner and Altra Running over 60 participants attended this early fall run. Runners could choose from 3 different trails- five miles, ten miles or both! Fastest net times were: 5 mile, 35:39; 10 mile, 1:27:20; 15 mile, 2:21:24. Way to go runners!

On June 25, 2023, the Oxford Public Library held their annual Fishing Tournament at Glenroy Preserve. 

With 57 participants, 138 fish were caught- the longest fish measuring 20" long!

Contest Winners: David Kostyukov- 1st Place; Shawn Omara-  2nd Place; Carl Karmilowicz-  3rd Place

To celebrate Arbor Day and in an effort to reforest an area of the Preserve, a tree planting was held on April 29, 2023. Through tree sponsorships and help from volunteers, over 300 Maple, Locust and Oak trees were planted!

THANK YOU SPONSORS: A. Leininger | Anchor & Lace | Carey | Chelsea Hughes | Connor & Amy Sapp | Coutts Family | E+T Bushnell | Ethan, Lindsay and Lyla Eidson | Glen Roy Summit Farm | Ken & Mari | Kevin & Katie Bowman | Joey Bruton | Mark & HaLeigh Abbott of The Weekly Fight | Mary Baringer  | Mary B. Kilby | Matarazzo Contracting | Sloane & Cal | Stephen Kline | Tom & Stephanie DeMott  

Special Dedications: Happy Birthday Lorraine! | In Memory of Robert McKelvey, Sr.

The Glenroy Preserve held an Earth Day cleanup on April 22, 2023. Volunteers of all ages came together to gather trash, found on trails and along neighboring roads. Over 17 tires, a car bumper, a TV and 250 pounds of metal were collected! We also focused on the weeding of an invasive plant species found on the Preserve.      

On August 13, 2022, the Oxford Lion's Club held a rubber duck race, with the help of Boy Scout Troop #44. Proceeds from ticket sales will be given to local charities. Prizes were given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place ducks.

Congrats to Erin Kauppila, Audrea Miller-Garcia, Kim Lewin and Teressa Verkamp.  

Youth members of the Downingtown United Methodist Church visited the Preserve and built Wood Duck Boxes. These boxes will be placed near ponds and streams at Glenroy Preserve to provide a place for migrating Wood Ducks to shelter and breed. Thank you DUMC Youth for your hard work!

On June 25, 2022, Oxford Public Library held its 2nd annual Fishing Tournament at Glenroy Preserve. With 57 registered participants, 105 largemouth bass were caught- the biggest fish being 18.5" long!

Congrats to the winners: 1st Place- Hailey Miller; 2nd Place- Todd Hendricks; 3rd Place- Jim Bower. 

On June 4, 2022, Glenroy Preserve held its Grand Opening, complete with a ribbon cutting and biodegradable confetti! Guided hikes and trail runs were offered. Treats and giveaways were provided to attendees. Thank you, Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, for donating seedlings.

The Glenroy Preserve opened it gates on March 19, 2022 to the public. Many neighbors- including furry friends- came out to explore the trails and enjoy nature. Thank you to John Goodall and Kim Gordon, from Brandywine Conservancy, for your guidance and assistance in this project!

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