First Pennypack Park cleanup of the year is a success

Sixty-three vo­lun­teers emerged from winter hi­berna­tion to take part in the Friends of Pennypack Park’s first monthly park cleanup of the year on March 22, re­mov­ing 86 bags of debris from the park, along with large dis­carded items.

The garbage haul in­cluded 84 trash bags and two bags of alu­min­um cans. The as­sor­ted items in­cluded two shop­ping carts, two car tires and oth­er vehicle parts, a breath­ing device, an­ti­freeze, a child car seat, two kit­chen chairs, two port­able chairs, a mis­placed trash­can, fur­niture parts, part of a fence, a shovel, a wall mir­ror, a blanket, two Amer­ic­an flags, an empty paint can, vari­ous sports equip­ment, two bi­cycles, a hunt­ing bow, a winter coat, two sand­bags, elec­tric­al wir­ing, a coconut and sev­er­al dozen un­delivered North­east Times.

Vo­lun­teers in­cluded Mar­len and Ma­quise Douglas; Kath­leen Guld; Gab­ri­el, Olivia and Caitlyn Nguy­en; Colin, Lo­gan and Chris Haas; Katya Rebensky; Kathy Volack; An­thony Fox; Ann Merk; Kay­la and Megan Du­ell; Joe, Joseph and Dan Tiernan; Ray­mond and Ger­aldine Gawron­ski; Ry­an, Ash­ley and Harry Son­ntag; Kev­in Leese; Etienne, Louise Mar­ie and Valer­ie Lan­z­etta; Alyssa and Jeff Wintle; Louise and Bruce Ko­pena; Skip and Vicki Schempp; Jim and Sandy Stew­art; Leslie Tuason; Paolo Belfiore; Adam Brostow; Greg Mor­rin; Lalaine Mer­cado; Cath­er­ine Barr; Kev­in Sweetra; Jim Smyth; Joyce Fer­rero; Florence Brod­man; Jenny Gor­don; Tom Pal­chick; Den­nis Konop­ka; Ro­land Wil­li­ams; Kar­en Kaczorek; Rich Glaser; Alan Os­trow; Robert McMunn; Leo Magazzu III; Betty Landolfi; Don My­ers; Jim Ry­an; Corinne Stobbe; Philip Ricco; Alan Kam­in­sky; Elsie Stevens; Audrey Walms­ley; and Nance Kerns.

Vo­lun­teers re­ceived sup­port from CLIP, Parks and Re­cre­ation and the 8th Po­lice Dis­trict. The next cleanup will be held on Sat­urday, April 26, and com­mem­or­ate Earth Day. Vo­lun­teers will meet at Rhawn Street and Lex­ing­ton Av­en­ue at 10 a.m. The raind­ate is Sunday, April 27. Vo­lun­teers must wear long pants and closed-toe walk­ing shoes for safety and com­fort. Chil­dren un­der 18 must be with an adult. The FOPP will sup­ply gloves, tools, snacks and re­fresh­ments. Call 215-934-PARK or email to FOPPMonthly­ for in­form­a­tion. •• 

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