In 2010 the PGB welcomed 15 new members and participated in 37 events including fundraising drives, conventions, and hosting a Halloween party. We’ve met Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. We also partnered with the Steel City Ghostbusters and the New Jersey Ghostbusters.
The PGB raised money for 4 charities: Walk MS, Autism Speaks, LaMancha Animal Shelter, and Stockings For Kids. The PGB raised $4,305.55 directly from fundraising events and, with help from supporters, donated a total of $5,944.91 total to the four separate charities.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the group, the hundreds of people we’ve met on the street, and everyone who donated with us and online! Let’s make 2011 even better!
The Philadelphia Ghostbusters (PGB) were established in June 2009.
Saturday October 30th, The Philadelphia Ghostbusters held a Halloween Party to benefit LaMancha Animal Rescue. Philly’s own men and women in khaki hosted the event at The Highland Park Fire Company in Upper Darby, PA.
On hand was the extremely talented Divine Hand Ensemble, to perform a concert for those in attendance. The highlight of their performance was easily their amazing “Ghostbusters Suite”, featuring their own rendition of Elmer Bernsteins memorable score! (see video)
In total, from ticket sales and raffle tickets, $610.00 was raised for the worthy cause.
Philly GB t-shirts were a big hit at the raffle as was Aaron Wahl’s amazing Mr. Stay Puft costume and Dan Tyson’s always incredible Ecto! (see video)
The Ghostbusters, The Ecto, Mr. Stay Puft, and the Highland Park Fire Company made such an impressive Halloween impression outside the building, that Fox News Channel 29’s own anchorwoman Joyce Evans was passing by and had to stop. After chatting the group up, she made good on her promise and made sure we made an appearance on the 10 o’clock news the following evening. (see video)
Nate, Ed, Paul and the rest of the Philly Ghostbusters want to again thank everyone who came to the event, The Divine Hand Ensemble who donated their time and considerable talent, The Highland Park Fire Company, as well as Tastefully Simple and Sweet Sentiments for their prize donations, as well as the businesses whose donations kept us well fed, such as Giant Stores and The Pretzel Factory!