Northeast Times

Revitalizing Pleasant Hill

Pleas­ant Hill Park is look­ing as good as ever after sev­er­al dozen vo­lun­teers from RBC Wealth Man­age­ment spent a re­cent Sat­urday morn­ing re­vital­iz­ing the grounds. 

The com­pany, based at 1 Lo­gan Square, made a $15,000 dona­tion to the Fair­mount Park Con­servancy.

Em­ploy­ees and their fam­ily and friends traveled to the park, at 8900 N. Delaware Ave. in East Tor­res­dale, to paint benches, make plant­ings and clean debris. They all wore T-shirts that read, “RBC Wealth Man­age­ment Vo­lun­teer Day 2013.”

Kath­ryn Ott Lov­ell, ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the Con­servancy, called RBS a “great cor­por­ate in­sti­tu­tion.”

“We’re just in­cred­ibly grate­ful,” she said.

Scott Cen­ic­cola, seni­or man­aging dir­ect­or for the com­pany’s Phil­adelphia of­fice, was among the par­ti­cipants. Dee Dav­is, a Rhawn­hurst res­id­ent and RBC cli­ent as­so­ci­ate, co­ordin­ated the com­pany’s vo­lun­teer ser­vice day.

Jack­ie Olson, vo­lun­teer co­ordin­at­or for the city De­part­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation, over­saw the activ­ity.

The land­scape beau­ti­fic­a­tion in­cluded new ban­ners and more than 800 plant­ings. The pond will be re­stocked with some 1,000 fish.

The bath­rooms were “al­most un­us­able,” Lov­ell said, but now have freshly painted walls and new doors and floor­ing. ••

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