Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Lower Merion Township held its annual open house on Saturday at the Township's Administration and Police buildings on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.  Many pieces of township equipment were on display while township workers and management folks were busy answering questions from residents.

Raina ,age 2, from Gladwyne enjoys the 768-pound motorcycle

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Children climbed on millions of dollars worth of township equipment while the adults were watching and learning from the Township employees.  Units were on display from the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments.

Equipment is in place and getting ready for the 10 AM opening

Girls and boys enjoyed climbing on to Merion Fire Company of Ardmore's 100-foot aerial ladder truck, Lower Merion Police Motorcycles, Narberth Ambulance Paramedic unit, the Fire Departments Fire Safety House and the Public Works Department's tree trimming bucket truck.

Tours of Police headquarters and the administration were not only available but were very popular.

The fire safety house allows parents and kids to learn what and what not to do in a fire.

The Library System was on full display with employees reading stories and providing information on Lower Merion's six libraries.  

Handouts and chotskies for the kids were in ample supply from all of the township departments along with the partner organizations.  

Public Works Departments Tree Trimming Bucket Truck and the Narberth Ambulance Rehab station.


The Police Department had units, and displays from the bike patrol, motorcycle team, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the operations division had an LMPD cruiser open and ready for inspection.

Officer Lewis proudly display LMPD Cruiser 26.

Parents and children alike were treated to hot dogs that were grilled on site by the team at the Lower Merion Community Watch, soft pretzels and refreshments.  The children enjoyed the face painting station, the LEGO robotics station, and the make-your-own slime table.

The Lower Merion Community Watch crew grilling hotdogs for the residents.

Partner organizations and agencies like the Medics from Narberth Ambulance, Lower Merion Community Watch, Montgomery County's Health Department and officials from Mainline Health were also on hand handing out health tips, coloring books, band-aid kits and more.

The scene before the crowds.


The happenings lasted from 10:00 AM through 1 PM on a beautiful spring day with mild temperatures in the low seventies as bright sunlight shone down from above

Crime Scene modeling tools were on display.

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