Thirty volunteers contributed 92 volunteer hours to the Friends of Pennypack Park’s monthly cleanup event on Sept. 22 and cleared 42 bags of debris.
Workers focused their efforts on Pennypack on the Delaware, the open area of the park along State Road at the confluence of the creek and Delaware River.
Participants included Jim McCarthy from the Community Life Improvement Program and seven “weekenders” from the city’s criminal justice system, along with community volunteers Brian Leonard, Russ Booth, Roland Williams, Alan Ostrow, Betty Landolfi, Audrey Walmsley, Linda Davies, Louise Kopena, Lorry Benson, Sarah Benson, Nick Darmohray, Vince Darmohray, Justin Darmohray, Sheila Grossman, Jim Ryan, Kevin Sweetra, Joyce Ferrero, Bill Henderson, Jim Smyth, Norma Rudolph, Florence Brodman and Nance Kerns.
In addition to the 42 bags of trash, participants picked up one-half bag of recyclable cans, parts of two shopping carts, a milk crate, a tape measure, a Tupperware bowl, a flower pot, a dust pan, a dozen tree stakes, a gas canister, a Spiderman lunch box, Christmas decorations, a container of baby wipes, three bags of trimmed tree limbs, lawn furniture, a paint tray, parts of a car frame, part of a car jack, two truck tires with rims, four car tires without rims, clothing, a water gun, a Frisbee, two baby dolls and many varieties of sports equipment.The next Friends of Pennypack Park monthly cleanup will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Ryan Avenue and Sandyford Road next to Austin Meehan Middle School. Participants should wear long pants and comfortable, closed-toe shoes. The FOPP will supply gloves, grabber tools, water and snacks. Call 215-934-PARK for information. ••EndFragment