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It was a full agenda at Lawncrest meeting

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The Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation last week wel­comed of­fi­cials from the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict, state Rep. Dwight Evans and Kath­leen Kane, a Demo­crat­ic can­did­ate for state at­tor­ney gen­er­al in Tues­day’s primary.

The LCA also held a mo­ment of si­lence in memory of res­id­ent Mary Cal­ise and Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney, the two fire­fight­ers killed on April 9 after re­spond­ing to a fire in a Kens­ing­ton ware­house.

The or­gan­iz­a­tion pro­moted the fol­low­ing up­com­ing neigh­bor­hood events:

• Friends of Lawn­crest Lib­rary will spon­sor a box-lunch bingo on Wed­nes­day, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, Rising Sun Av­en­ue and Comly Street. Tick­ets cost $10. Call Evelyn at 215-742-3662.

• State Sen. Shir­ley M. Kit­chen (D-3rd dist.) will host a grand-open­ing cel­eb­ra­tion for her satel­lite of­fice at 6418 Rising Sun Ave. on Fri­day, May 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Re­fresh­ments will be served.

The of­fice tele­phone num­ber will be 215-342-8170. The fax num­ber will be 215-342-8175.

Kit­chen’s main of­fice is at 17th Street and Le­high Av­en­ue.

• St. Wil­li­am Ele­ment­ary School stu­dents and the Philmont Kiwanis Club are spon­sor­ing a pan­cake and saus­age break­fast on Sat­urday, May 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. in the so­cial hall of the Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, 6500 Tabor Road. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for chil­dren.

• The Lawn­crest Clergy Min­is­teri­um is plan­ning a walk­ing pray­er vi­gil against vi­ol­ence for Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. The gath­er­ing place will be Trin­ity Church Ox­ford on Long­shore Av­en­ue, between Ox­ford Av­en­ue and Rising Sun Av­en­ue. The crowd will walk south on Rising Sun Av­en­ue and pray for peace out­side par­ti­cip­at­ing con­greg­a­tions.

• Phil­adelphia City Coun­cil mem­bers will at­tend a budget hear­ing at 6 p.m. Tues­day, May 8, at St. Wil­li­am par­ish hall, Argyle and Rob­bins streets. Pub­lic testi­mony is wel­come re­gard­ing the fisc­al year 2013 budget. Writ­ten testi­mony is strongly en­cour­aged and should be kept to three minutes when read.

• The Philly Rising Col­lab­or­at­ive will hold a meet­ing about an ac­tion plan for Lawndale/Cres­centville on Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the com­munity room of the Lawn­crest Lib­rary, 6098 Rising Sun Ave. Top­ics will in­clude streets and in­fra­struc­ture, parks and green space, and gen­er­al qual­ity of life.

• Philly Rising is in­vit­ing par­ents to at­tend a sum­mer camp expo on Fri­day, May 11, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the school yard of the Ben­jamin Frank­lin Ele­ment­ary School at Rising Sun and Chel­ten­ham av­en­ues.

• The 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict and its Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil are join­ing forces for their eighth an­nu­al com­munity day on Sat­urday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tar­get store at 7400 Bustleton Ave. State Sen. Christine Tartagli­one is spon­sor­ing the event.

At 9 a.m., there will be the first Ken Hy­ers Me­mori­al Bike Ride to stop vi­ol­ence. Hy­ers died last Septem­ber. He was pres­id­ent of the Lawn­crest Town Watch and chair­man of the com­mit­tee that pro­duced com­munity day, and was elec­ted to serve as PDAC chair­man for 2011 be­fore be­ing dia­gnosed with lung can­cer.

The rest of the day in­cludes child fin­ger­print­ing, bi­cycle re­gis­tra­tion, vehicle iden­ti­fic­a­tion num­ber-etch­ing, doc­u­ment shred­ding, elec­tron­ics re­cyc­ling, a pet food drive and in­form­a­tion tables fea­tur­ing state and loc­al agen­cies.

• Lawn­crest Lib­rary, at 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will be the site of a free quit-smoking pro­gram Tues­days from May 22 to June 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To re­gister, call Jody toll-free at 888-PENN-STOP.

• The Po­lice Of­ficer Gary Sker­ski Me­mori­al Golf Out­ing is set for Sat­urday, June 2, at 8 a.m. at the John F. Byrne Golf Course, 9550 Le­on St. The cost is $85 per per­son. The day will in­clude a raffle, si­lent auc­tion and bar­be­cue.

Sker­ski was the 15th Po­lice Dis­trict com­munity-re­la­tions of­ficer when he was killed in 2006 while re­spond­ing to an armed rob­bery at a bar.

Call John Mar­low at 267-688-9997 or Gary Ro­man at 215-688-1531.

• Also on Sat­urday, June 2, a bowl­ing out­ing will raise money for the Lawn­crest Fourth of Ju­ly fire­works cel­eb­ra­tion. The event takes place from 9 p.m. to mid­night at Thun­der­bird Lanes, 3081 Holme Ave. (near Wil­lits Road). Tick­ets cost $25 in ad­vance, $30 at the door, and $125 for up to six bowl­ers per lane. The price in­cludes shoe rent­al, pizza and drinks.

Call Steve at 215-651-8470 or e-mail lawn­crestju­ly4th@hot­mail.com

The 97th an­nu­al cel­eb­ra­tion will be held on Wed­nes­day, Ju­ly 4, with a rain date of Sat­urday, Ju­ly 7. The theme is A Com­munity United.

The day will start with a parade at 9 a.m. The grand mar­shals will be cur­rent and former teach­ers at St. Wil­li­am, which is clos­ing in June.

Activ­it­ies will be held at the Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter. They in­clude an Amer­ic­an flag-rais­ing ce­re­mony by vet­er­ans, flea mar­ket, car show, chil­dren’s rides, food court, live bands, a ma­gic show and drill teams.

Checks can be made pay­able to the Lawn­crest Fourth of Ju­ly Com­mit­tee and mailed to P.O. Box 24656, Phil­adelphia, PA 19111.

The Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation will meet on Tues­day, May 15, at 7 p.m. at St. Wil­li­am par­ish hall. ••

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