Mayor Janet Hoven and Mayor Marcia Asdal issued a joint proclamation that July would be ‘Princess Anya Month’ to honor a local girl who is fighting leukemia and whose family is working to raise money for research against blood cancer and other disorders. Anya is a student in the Chester School District.

Taylor’s Ice Cream Parlor is joining the fundraising effort and has collection baskets for donations.  In the month of July, if you order one of two special flavors–Anya’s Victorious Vanilla or Anya’s Strong Strawberry–Taylor’s will donate the proceeds to DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer. For more information about DKMS visit