Pennypack Friends clean up


The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the vo­lun­teer spir­its of 16 people who took part in the first Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup event of 2012.

Vo­lun­teers col­lec­ted 25 bags of trash and two bags of re­cyc­lable cans from the ball fields on the 2600 block of Holme Ave. be­hind Naz­areth Hos­pit­al.

The work­ers in­cluded Miri­am Adler, Elsie Stevens, Son­dra Green­berg, Robert Tul­lai, Linda Tul­lai, Alan Os­trow, Linda Dav­ies, Betty Landolfi, Jim Ry­an, Nance Kerns, Norma Rudolph, Florence Brod­man, Jim Smyth, Joyce Fer­rero, Kev­in Sweetra and Bill Hende­r­son. Park Rangers Geor­gia Kolbus and Ren­ee Ben­son, along with Po­lice Of­ficer Di­mitri­os Loizos, provided pro­fes­sion­al sup­port to the group.

The rub­bish in­cluded two large milk crates, five lawn chairs, a shower chair, broken ceil­ing tiles, a Merry Christ­mas flag, a paint can, an iron pipe, a back­pack, a St. Hubert’s T-shirt, a base­ball, a golf ball, a hub­cap, car springs and a sta­tion wag­on door.

The Friends of Pennypack Park will cel­eb­rate Earth Day in April with an­oth­er cleanup event on Sat­urday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Rhawn Street and Lex­ing­ton Av­en­ue. The rain date will be April 29. The pub­lic is in­vited. Vo­lun­teers are asked to wear long pants and com­fort­able shoes with closed toes. The com­mit­tee will sup­ply gloves, grab­bers and snacks.

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