Northeast Times

Frankford Parks elects new board

The Frank­ford Parks Group, a non­profit ded­ic­ated to fix­ing up and main­tain­ing some small neigh­bor­hood parks, elec­ted a new board on Oct. 8, said treas­urer and former pres­id­ent Kim­berly Wash­ing­ton.

The group’s new pres­id­ent is An­thony Smith. Nafisah Lewis is vice pres­id­ent, and Char­lene Walk­er is sec­ret­ary.

Also, at the group’s Oct. 8 meet­ing, mem­bers an­nounced plans for fall events.

The group will be con­duct­ing a Thanks­giv­ing Food Drive along with the Frank­ford Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sion­al As­so­ci­ation, North­east EPIC Stake­hold­ers and the Frank­ford Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion.

Non­per­ish­able food dona­tions can be dropped off at CDC of­fices, 4900 Griscom St., week­days dur­ing busi­ness hours un­til Nov. 20. The food, enough to help needy fam­il­ies have the fix­ings for Thanks­giv­ing din­ner, will be dis­trib­uted on Sat­urday, Nov. 23, at the Thrift­way su­per­mar­ket at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Pratt Street.

Wash­ing­ton, who also is the CDC’s ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or, said the CDC has got­ten a grant to provide $200 in monthly sti­pends to help main­tain the newly im­proved Wom­rath Park at the in­ter­sec­tion of Frank­ford and Kens­ing­ton av­en­ues.

The next meet­ing will be 6 p.m. on Tues­day, Oct. 29, at CDC of­fices, 4900 Griscom St. The or­gan­iz­a­tion goes on winter break Decem­ber through March. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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