This is the venue: Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (before our recent addition).

Upland Country Day School
420 West Street Road 
Kennett Square, PA 19348  USA

This is the venue: Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (before our recent addition).

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Upland Country Day School

The 7th Annual Brandywine Storytelling Festival will be held at Upland Country Day School outside Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (near the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, part of Penn’s school of Veterinary Medicine). Kennett Square is southwest of Philadelphia and north of Wilmington. You’ll find it north, across the State Line and just 11.7 miles from our Legacy Location: Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (see below). Longwood Gardens is just 5.2 miles east.

The Upland Mission

Founded in 1948, Upland Country Day School is a non-sectarian, independent day school educating boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Within a nurturing and fully participatory environment, the school seeks to develop children as independent and lifelong learners. Upland's program prepares students for success in their secondary education, and beyond, through a balance of academics, the arts, athletics and citizenship. The school’s students graduate as developing adults with a strong sense of community, respect for others, strength of character, and self-confidence.


The Vision of Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church

For the very first time, the Brandywine Storytelling Festival will NOT be held at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. The reason is simple. The event has physically outgrown the capacity of the facility.

Although we have moved on to accommodate the growth of the audience, and formed a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization from which to run the event, this little church in the triangle at the intersection of Route 52 and Old Kennett Road (across from Winterthur) was singularly responsible for the development of the Festival.

The Festival actually started as part of Lower Brandywine’s Vision 20/20 Community Outreach Series. The Church will be 300 years old in the year 2020. This longevity reflects the importance of the Church’s mission, and the best efforts of those who came before. With such a unique celebration imminent, the Congregation wanted to ensure that it arrives at that date as vibrant a part of the community as ever.

With that vision in mind, the Vision 20/20 Series was created. This series was a diverse array of programs that sought to inform, educate, support or entertain. All were designed to add value to the lives of both members of the Lower Brandywine Congregation and its surrounding communities.

The Festival was just one of the events on the calendar of the inaugural 2006 Vision 20/20 Calendar. Sixty people attended that very first festival. Today, thousands of visitors attend, coming from over 20 states.

What a wonderful legacy.

Although the Festival is no longer formally affiliated with the Church, you are always invited to join this wonderful, welcoming Congregation for services, fellowship -- and, yes, Stories -- each Sunday.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

Brandywine Storytelling Festival

Find the 2013 Festival at Upland Country Day School, 420 West Street Road  Kennett Square, PA 19348  USA


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