Schwartz visits Lawncrest


U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz spoke at last week’s Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation meet­ing in front of a crowd that in­cluded Re­pub­lic­an chal­lenger Joe Rooney.

Rooney spoke at the Septem­ber meet­ing.

The LCA ob­served a mo­ment of si­lence for former U.S. Sen. Ar­len Specter, who died Oct. 14.

In oth­er news from the Oct. 16 meet­ing, a num­ber of neigh­bor­hood or­gan­iz­a­tions pro­moted up­com­ing events open to the com­munity.

• The Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, at 6500 Tabor Ave., will hold a pan­cake and saus­age break­fast on Sat­urday, Nov. 3, from 8 to 11 a.m., in its so­cial hall. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for chil­dren.

• On Sat­urday, Nov. 10, there will be a cleanup of the grove area at Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at Rising Sun Av­en­ue and Comly Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vo­lun­teers are asked to bring rakes, brooms and gloves.

The cleanup will be held in pre­par­a­tion for Vet­er­ans Day ser­vices on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 a.m. The guest speak­er will be Mu­ni­cip­al Court Judge Patrick Dugan, a vet­er­an of the wars in Ir­aq and Afgh­anistan.

For more in­form­a­tion on the cleanup or ce­re­mony, call Kathy Wer­sing­er at 215-686-3454.

• The Tzu Chi Found­a­tion is col­lect­ing gently used winter cloth­ing for needy people in the com­munity. Dona­tions are be­ing ac­cep­ted through Nov. 11 at Asia Cafe, at 5694 Rising Sun Ave., and on the front porch of the prop­erty at 6141 Argyle St.

The cloth­ing will be giv­en away on Sat­urday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter.

• Beth­any Academy, a child­care fa­cil­ity, re­cently opened at 6537 Rising Sun Ave. It is open week­days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cen­ter wel­comes in­fants and tod­dlers, and of­fers pre- and after-school pro­grams. Call 215-742-1300.

Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Tues­day, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at St. Wil­li­am par­ish hall, at Argyle and Rob­bins streets. ••End­Frag­ment 

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