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Ice Breaker – My Hometown

Stretched Ice Breaker Friday has arrived!  For those of you who are new around here, each Friday, I ask an “ice breaker” question.  These questions are designed to help us get to know each other.  Typically, I answer the question first in the post (below), and you answer the question by leaving a comment with your answer.  So here goes….

Question:  When people say the name of your hometown or area, what comes to mind?  In other words, what’s the big deal about your town, city, community?

My answer:  I live in a small suburb on the north-west side of Philadelphia, PA.  My town hosts the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.  The “Folk Fest” has played host to many famous folk “stars” like Arlo Guthrie.  The festival takes place at the Old Poole Farm which is located right off the Perkiomen Trail.  I’ve run and biked by the festival several times, but I’ve never attended myself.  The festival runs for a few days every August.  You can stop by for the day, or you can camp out for the entire weekend.  Apparently, it’s kind of like Woodstock on a smaller level.  One of these years, I’ll have to check it out!

There you have it.  That was pretty simple.  Now, it’s your turn.  Leave your answer to this week’s Stretched Ice Breaker question in the comments.  I’m looking forward to hearing about your hometown.