13th Annual Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Derby and Arts Festival Held on May 11

May 22, 2019

-- Local credit union crowned first “Derby Queen” to reign over PFCU Orange Zone in annual festival and parade --

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), title sponsor of the 13th annual Kensington Derby and Arts Festival on Saturday, May 11, brought back for a second year its signature cheer section and obstacle, the PFCU Orange Zone, and crowned the event’s first Derby Queen, Jill Mumie.

Adorned in a crown and cape, Mumie reigned over the wacky parade of human-powered floats from the PFCU Orange Zone where fans blew noisemakers and challenged derby contestants to trek through the course element by tossing dodgeballs and clouds of color run powder.

New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) and East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) collaborate to host this whimsical neighborhood event every year. The festival attracts more than 200 local arts and food truck vendors, live art demonstrations, and performances.


Jill Mumie, the first-ever Derby Queen posing for a photo in front of the PFCU Orange Zone.

About Philadelphia Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1951, PFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving Philadelphia and Columbia County, Pa. PFCU is among the top five credit unions in the Greater Philadelphia area, with 11 branch locations, more than $1 billion in assets, over 118,500 members, and more than 400 Partner Groups. PFCU returns its profits to members in the form of higher dividend rates, lower loan rates, better services, and investment in the community. For more information, visit www.pfcu.com and connect with PFCU on Facebook and Twitter.

About New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Since 1985, NKCDC has provided free housing services—like homebuyer, foreclosure, utility, credit, tax, rental, or repair assistance—to anyone in Philadelphia. NKCDC offers many additional services to residents and businesses in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond—including free assistance to artists and entrepreneurs, affordable artist live-work space, and monthly First Friday arts listings. For more information, visit www.nkcdc.org.

About East Kensington Neighbors Association
EKNA was founded in 2004 with help from the community organizing arm of NKCDC. EKNA’s mission is to organize the voice, concerns, and actions of East Kensington residents. Geographically, East Kensington is bound by Norris Street to the south, Frankford, and Trenton avenues to the east, Lehigh Avenue to the north, and Front Street/Kensington Avenue to the west. For more information, visit www.ekna.org.

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