July cleanup a success at Pennypack Park


Sev­en­teen vo­lun­teers and three Com­munity Life Im­prove­ment Pro­gram work­ers col­lec­ted 52 bags of trash and one bag of re­cyc­lable cans dur­ing the Friends of Pennypack Park’s monthly park cleanup on Ju­ly 28 near Frank­ford and Solly av­en­ues.

Par­ti­cipants cleaned areas of the park along the paved bi­cycle path from Frank­ford Av­en­ue north to the foot bridge be­hind Fath­er Judge High School, as well as the dirt path from Frank­ford Av­en­ue north to the rail­road bridge over the creek. They also cleaned the pic­nic area along the Frank­ford Av­en­ue bridge.

Vo­lun­teers in­cluded Ro­land Wil­li­ams, Louise Ko­pena, Audrey Walms­ley, Anne Cos­tello, Susan Ream, Frank Jakob, Bob McMunn, Linda Dav­ies, Florence Brod­man, Jim Ry­an, Jim Smyth, Bill Hende­r­son, Joyce Fer­raro, Kev­in Sweetra and Nance Kerns.

The con­tin­gent also in­cluded two stu­dent vo­lun­teers com­plet­ing com­munity ser­vice ob­lig­a­tions; CLIP rep­res­ent­at­ives Jim Mc­Carthy, John Liu and Mi­chael Beut­t­en­muller; and five men per­form­ing court-im­posed com­munity ser­vice.

The debris re­moved from the park in­cluded wa­ter flot­a­tion devices, a wa­ter gun, swim goggles, sev­er­al plastic cool­ers, a snow sled, half of a shop­ping cart, a car tire, a large tarp, half of a pic­nic table, lawn fur­niture, two fan blades, a mir­ror, a step lad­der, a pil­low, a sofa cush­ion, a razor blade, part of a scoot­er, in-line skates, a golf ball, a toy light saber, a car tire rim, a hub­cap, flip-flops, a sneak­er, a T-shirt, un­der­wear, socks, khaki pants, a met­al pipe, as­sor­ted store-bought fruit, a fish tank and a U.S. per­man­ent res­id­ent “green” card that vo­lun­teers de­livered to au­thor­it­ies.

The next FOPP monthly cleanup will be on Sat­urday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vo­lun­teers will meet at the ball field be­hind Naz­areth Hos­pit­al on Holme Av­en­ue east of Roosevelt Boulevard.

Vo­lun­teers should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. The FOPP will provide gloves, grab­ber tools and re­fresh­ments. Call 215-934-PARK for in­form­a­tion in case of in­clement weath­er. ••End­Frag­ment 

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