Friends of Pennypack volunteers successfully clean park


Forty vo­lun­teers with the Friends of Pennypack Park cleaned and re­moved more than 40 bags of trash from a sec­tion of the park in the Holme Circle area on Aug. 25.

The ter­rit­ory in­cluded the north side of Holme Av­en­ue from the rear of the Naz­areth Hos­pit­al prop­erty to Axe Fact­ory Road, as well as the south side of Holme Av­en­ue from the North­east Com­munity Cen­ter to Winchester Av­en­ue, as well as the pub­lic ball field be­hind the hos­pit­al and nearby walk­ing paths.

The One Brick Philly or­gan­iz­a­tion sup­plied many of the vo­lun­teers, while rep­res­ent­at­ives from the city’s Com­munity Life Im­prove­ment Pro­gram and “week­ender” city pris­on in­mates also helped out.

One Brick Philly vo­lun­teers in­cluded Barb Pat­rizzi, Patty Guili­ano, Jen­nifer Bul­low, Car­o­lyn Moatz, Tracey Smith, Gena Dolson, Jes­sica Celenza, Timothy Raines, Nancy Heck­er, Dan Di­Gregorio and Ash­ley Scott. FOPP vo­lun­teers in­cluded Jim Smyth, Joyce Fer­rero, Bill Hende­r­son, Kev­in Sweetra, Florence Brod­man, Jim Ry­an, Norma Rudolph, Mary Jane Roberts, Pat Har­vey, An­drew Puzdrak, Linda Dav­ies, Son­dra Green­berg, Bob McMunn, Jim Stew­art, Ro­land Wil­li­ams, George Scholl, Louise Ko­pena, Den­ise Eiler, Anne Cos­tello, Hal Phil­lips and Nance Kerns.

The CLIP staff mem­bers were Joe Marcelewski and Ji­an Liu, while stu­dent vo­lun­teers in­cluded Cent­ral High’s Thomas Eiler, West Chester East High’s Yash­w­anth Ayai and Savavana Khu­mavan.

The debris re­moved from the park in­cluded two bags of re­cyc­lable cans, four tires, a blanket, a card table, part of a fold­ing chair, part of a lawn chair, part of a met­al fence, a scoot­er, a bead neck­lace, toy hand­cuffs, a torn boot, a pock­et­book, PVC pipe, an air horn, a road con­struc­tion bar­rel, an iron bar, a ci­gar­ette light­er and a sign pro­mot­ing a “Trash and Junk Re­mov­al” ser­vice.

The next FOPP cleanup event will be this Sat­urday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vo­lun­teers will meet at Pennypack on the Delaware, where the Pennypack Creek meets the Delaware River. The en­trance is on State Road near Rhawn Street, just south of the Phil­adelphia Pris­on Sys­tem com­plex. A sign for the River­view Nurs­ing Home marks the en­trance.

Vo­lun­teers should wear long pants and com­fort­able shoes with closed toes, suit­able for hik­ing in the park. The FOPP will sup­ply gloves, grabbing tools and re­fresh­ments. In case of threat­en­ing weath­er, call 215-934-PARK. ••End­Frag­ment 

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