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SAVE THE DATE:   MAY 4, 2020

20th Annual Middletown Community Foundation Golf Outing.

Returning to Spring Mill Country Club.

More details to follow.


Sunday, November 3 was sunny and the weather was cold. Perfect running weather. Core Creek Park was a great setting for our 2nd annual Woof-A-Palooza event sponsored by Inspire FCU. This year, we added a 5K option along with our 5 Mile race. Several hardy runners competed in both the 5K and 5 Mile events.

In addition to the run, the event included a 2 Mile fun walk. We had many four legged friends accompany their humans on the fun walk.

In addition to the races and walk, a K-9 demonstration was provided by the Middletown Township Police K-9 Unit.

We thank all the participants in our event and are grateful that their participation helps maintain the K-9 unit. Last year, the event provided enough funds to purchase two police K-9s. This year’s event provided funds that will be used for K-9 equipment and the possible purchase of another K-9 in the near future.

Check out the photos of this WOOF-A-PALOOZA 2019 event by clicking here!

MCF "Woof-a-Palooza" 5 Miler Update

K-9 Officer Success Story

On September 13, 2019, Middletown Township Officer Mary Felt and K9 Fitz (Fitz was purchased though the generous donation of the Middletown Community Foundation) found 500 grams of heroin on a drug search. The heroin made its way through our township from north Jersey. It was part of a joint investigation by our county and officers from New Jersey. Mary and Fitz were summoned to conduct the drug search and Fitz did his job and found the heroin.

Middletown is getting increasingly busier with crime, drugs, and quality of life issues all over the township. Great job Mary and Fitz in taking this heroin off the streets. And thanks to the Middletown Community Foundation for being there for our Police Department in providing us with our hard working and dedicated K9s.

Click on this link to read about this apprehension. News article here!

The Middletown
Community Foundation
2019 Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Middletown Community Foundation Community Service Scholarships. They are as follows:

2019 Scholarship Awards
Name High School College Major
Adrianna Fisher Neshaminy Temple University Speech, Language & Hearing Services
Sydney Swope Neshaminy University of the Sciences Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Eisele Archbishop Wood Penn State University -Berks Communicataion Sciences & Disorders
  • Diane Loomis and Sydney Swope

  • Adrianna Fisher and Diane Marseglia

  • Elizabeth Eisele and Tom Tosti

All three winners received scholarships in the amount of $1,500.

Sydney was awarded her scholarship by MCF Vice President Diane Loomis at the June 10, 2019 meeting of the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors.

Adrianna was awarded the Becky Marseglia Community Volunteer Scholarship by MCF Vice President Diane Loomis and Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia.

Elizabeth was awarded the Richard L. Tosti Scholarship by Middletown Township Board of Supervisors Chairperson, Tom Tosti.

Scholarships are awarded based on essays submitted by applicants relating the community service they have performed during their high school careers.

These awards may be used for tuition, books, supplies or other required items at an institution of higher education, including vocational or technical schools.

Since 2002, the Middletown Community Foundation has awarded 170 scholarships totaling $175,000 to Middletown Township High School Seniors in recognition of their service to improve our communities.

Congratulations to our winners and we encourage you to continue performing community service throughout your lives. From 2002 to 2018, the MCF has awarded 167 winners $167,500 in scholarships.

MCF "Woof-a-Palooza" 5 Miler Update

K-9 Officer Success Story

Middletown Township Chief of Police Joe Bartorilla relayed the following information regarding the newest Middletown Township Police Department K-9 Officer.

First chance out of K9 tracking school and Officer Troy Clawson and K-9 Kratos were recently called to assist another township’s Police Department to track a wanted subject. The track was successful, bad guy was apprehended, no bite, no injuries to anyone, he just gave up.

All you could ask for, and a huge success for a first time track for any new K-9 officer and K-9. Hopefully many more successful tracks to come for K-9 Kratos and Officer Clawson. 

Chief Bartorilla further stated, “Wanted to make you aware of the good work done by our newest K-9, purchased with funds raised by the Middletown Community Foundation.” Funds for K-9 Kratos’ purchase were raised at the Woof-A-Palooza 5 Mile Race/2 Mile Fun Walk on November 4, 2018.

The 2019 Woof-A-Palooza is scheduled for November 3, 2019. Registration information and other details will be available on this website later this year.

Thank you to our corporate sponsor, Inspire FCU, our major sponsor, Brian’s Harley-Davidson, and our media sponsor, Levittown Now.

National Night Out at Middletown Township Municipal Building

Middletown Township’s National Night Out on August 7 was a huge success. Many residents were on hand to see various parts of the Township’s government, including demonstrations by the Police K-9 unit. The Foundation presented a check to the Township for the purchase of a new K-9 officer to replace a recently retired K-9. Funds for the purchase will be raised by the USA Track and Field certified Woofapalooza 5 Miler and Fun Walk on November 4 at Core Creek Park. Registration link is available above, near the top of the Woofapalooza info.

The Holy Family School Grant

At our May 10 meeting, the Foundation provided a $450 grant to Holy Family Regional Catholic School. The grant will provide fobs to be given to all Middletown Township Police Department officers for quick entry into the school should the need arise.

The Foundation is proud to support this endeavor to help make our schools safe.

A Middletown Township K-9 Training Graduation

Chief Joseph Bartorilla had the privilege of attending Officer Steve Andrews’ and K9 Jester’s graduation today at the New Jersey State Police Canine Training Academy.  This was for explosives scent detection school, which was the first of two training courses and lasted 17 weeks.  Steve and Jester will be on patrol in Middletown Township for the summer, then, sometime in October, they will both return to NJSP for the second training course, the 20 week patrol/tracking school.  Graduation for that will be in February of 2018.  That is when K9 Jester will be a fully certified and trained police K9. Below are some photos from the graduation.

Grants Funded

All requests for grants from the Foundation must meet the criteria established in the by-laws. Grants can only be provided for programs that enhance the quality of life and benefit the community of Middletown Township.

Since its inception in July 2000, the Foundation is proud to have provided full or partial funding for the following programs:

Community Service Programs

Alice McGrath Gift of Hope
American Legion Memorial Day Parade
American Red Cross Homeless Shelter and Disaster Relief
Beautify America Perennial Plant Program
Challenge Day
Chris Jones Memorial Fund
Clothe the Children Grant
Community Beautification/Clean-Up
Four for the Future Run through the Gates
Garden of Reflection
Gateways to Middletown
Graffiti Information Reward Program
Heritage Society of Penndel
Hulmeville Soccer
Middletown Township 4th of July Parade
Parental Duty Drug Testing Program
Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade
Run through the Gates
Scholarships for Community Service
Suicide Prevention Week Speaker
Wood Services Secret Santa

Educational Programs

Bucks County Technical HS Summer Exploratory Program Tuition Aid
Challenge Day at Neshaminy High School
Neshaminy STEP Program
Neshaminy Summer PASS Program
S.O.A.R. (Summer Opportunities Are Real)

Fire Safety

File of Life
Langhorne Middletown Fire Company Mobile Data Terminal
Smoke Detector Education

Public Safety

Automated Emergency Defibrillators (AED)
CPR Assistance Cards
Child Safety Seats
Gun Safety Locks
Middletown Township K-9 Police Dog Purchase
Stop Sticks

Recreation Programs

Arts Weekend
Earth Day
Family Movie Nights
Holiday Open House
Middletown Athletic Association Babe Ruth tournament sponsorship
Middletown sports associations registration fee assistance
Recreation Fee Assistance
YMCA Skate Board Camp

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