CHELTENHAM >> Two local outfits were honored for their contributions to the Cheltenham community March 28.
Primex Garden Center, a mainstay of the township since 1943, received commendations for its 75th business anniversary.
A third- and fourth-generation business, the center is an all-seasons garden center, nursery and greenhouse.
“This business has been mentioned as one of the most distinguished in the township,” Commissioner Drew Sharkey said. “What stands out most about them is their dedication to our residents. They’re constantly involved in bettering the community. They’re a Cheltenham family through and through.
“Thank you, and we hope you’re around for another 75 years,” Sharkey said.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art was honored by the board for coordinating the Inside Out program, an initiative which chose Glenside as one of four communities to display museum masterpieces.
Ten works of art were displayed in public areas from mid-September through early December 2017.
“I want to thank the Art Museum for its vision. The Inside Out program is absolutely fantastic for Cheltenham,” Sharkey said.
In other matters, Township Manager Bryan Havir received commendations for 20 years of public service.
Havir’s tenure with the township began on March 2, 1998. He has served as township manager for the past five years, officials said.
“I’ve been here for six years, and I’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with Bryan,” board President Daniel Norris said. “Cheltenham Township has great staff, and Bryan is the one leads that staff. Anytime there’s a townshipwide emergency, he’s always available on nights and weekends. He works very hard.”