Celebrate NE's finest at Hall of Fame induction


The third North­east Phil­adelphia Hall of Fame in­duc­tion ce­re­mony will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity’s Edu­ca­tion and Tech­no­logy Cen­ter, at 9801 Frank­ford Ave. (at Grant Av­en­ue).

The in­di­vidu­al honorees will be as­tro­naut Chris Fer­guson; busi­ness and com­munity lead­er Ed Kelly (1926-2012); in­vent­or and sol­ar power pi­on­eer Frank Shuman (1862-1918); and the Rev. Le­on Sul­li­van (1922-2001), a civil rights lead­er and anti-apartheid act­iv­ist.

Fer­guson, who lives in Texas, will at­tend the ce­re­mony.

Also be­ing in­duc­ted are sev­en North­east churches, all at least 200 years old: Unity Monthly Meet­ing, Frank­ford (foun­ded 1682); By­berry Monthly Meet­ing (1683); Pen­nepack Baptist Church, Bustleton (1688); Trin­ity Church Ox­ford, Lawndale (1698); Pres­by­teri­an Church of Frank­ford (1770); All Saints Epis­copal Church, Tor­res­dale (1772); and Camp­bell AME Church, Frank­ford (1807).

The Rev. Paul An­dell, the re­tired long­time pas­tor of St. James Luther­an Church in North­wood, will re­turn from his home in Min­nesota to speak about the churches be­ing honored.

Also at the event, Fath­er Judge High School seni­or Alex Citer­one will be re­cog­nized as the win­ner of an es­say con­test. The theme was, Un­cov­er­ing North­east Philly: What Makes North­east Phil­adelphia Spe­cial?

Tick­ets cost $25 and in­clude a catered cock­tail re­cep­tion.

The North­east Phil­adelphia Hall of Fame is sponsored by the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion in part­ner­ship with Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity, the His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety of Frank­ford, the North­east Times and City Coun­cil­man Den­nis O’Bri­en.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact pro­ject dir­ect­or Jack Mc­Carthy at 215-824-1636 or jack­s­notes88@ve­r­i­zon.net ••End­Frag­ment 

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