Tickets are now on sale now for the 29th running of the Willowdale Steeplechase. Enjoy a beautiful day in the Southern Chester County countryside and support the Stroud Water Research Center and Penn Vet New Bolton Center.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 30th (8am–4pm) or Sunday, May 1st (10am–4pm) and support the annual Kennett Square Beautification Plant Sale—just in time for Mother’s Day!
You'll find a beautiful selection of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, succulents, pollinators, container plants, and more.
This year’s plant sale will once again be held at Pratt’s Greenhouse, just off Hillendale Road in Avondale.
Meet our Board Members
Kennett Collaborative is a nonprofit led by a diverse and dynamic group of community members who love Kennett and want to help it become a more beautiful and welcoming community where all can belong and prosper. Each week, we introduce you to one of our Board members who share what they love about our community—and about Kennett Collaborative.
Local businessman and Kennett Square Borough Councilmember Bob Norris has served on the Kennett Collaborative Board for four years now.
Bob says his wife Deb “helped” him to see that they should pack up the bags and move all the way from Landenberg/New Garden to Kennett Square about 10 years ago. “It started a second career for me of renovating and renting older homes in the area,” Bob says.
"My involvement with Kennett Collaborative (then HKS) began when I was invited to share some work that the CCEDC (Chester County Economic Development Council) was doing to enhance the economic benefit of the communities along the Route 1 corridor. Mary Hutchins and Tom Sausen invited me to participate in the HKS Economic Development Committee and then to be a Board member.” Bob, who was on the New Garden Board of Supervisors for eight years, the CCEDC Board for six years, and the Habitat for Humanity Board for seven years, currently serves on the Finance Committee for Kennett Collaborative in addition to being on the Board of the Friends Home in Kennett and a Borough Councilmember.
“What I love about being part of Kennett Collaborative is how we work to make the Kennett area the type of place where people want to live, work, and play. What we hear time and time again is how much people enjoy the community feel and inclusiveness that Kennett generates. I was with a group of local business owners a few weeks ago and they said they loved how the community truly cares about each other and wants everyone to benefit by being part of the Kennett community.”