Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’
Frankford residents can discuss new names for two “pocket parks” at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Second Baptist Church of Frankford at Meadow and Mulberry streets.
For the last few years, members of the Frankford Parks Group and many other neighborhood residents have cared for and maintained Wilmot Park, which is across from the Hedge Street Recreation Center at Hedge and Plum streets.
City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez has worked with residents and arranged for city funds for playground and other equipment.
Wilmot is usually known as “the Square.” Residents have suggested naming the Hedge Street park, which once had a pool, for longtime lifeguard William Lamkin. Naming one of the parks for jazz great Butch Ballard also has been suggested.
What’s your idea?
The Frankford Gazette is collecting residents’ thoughts on new names for the park. Email yours to firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Corvette Club to sponsor patriotic event Aug. 17
The Corvette Club of Delaware Valley will sponsor ‘Vettes for Vets and Airborne Day’ on Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Road.
The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 17.
Visitors are encouraged to bring personal items such as razors, toiletries, phone cards and writing material for troops overseas. Corvettes and military trucks will be on display. There will be a National Guard climbing wall and Moonbounce. An American flag-raising ceremony is set for 2 p.m.
Admission is free. To register a Corvette in the show, contact EBonk1@msn.com or 267-253-7460. ••
Free concert at Northeast Older Adult Center in Rhawnhurst
The Northeast Older Adult Center, at 8101 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, will host a free concert by the City Rhythm Orchestra on Friday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert will be held outdoors, but would move indoors in case of rain. ••
Memorial to the Lost on display at Rhawnhurst church
Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church, 7701 Loretto Ave., is hosting an exhibit called Memorial to the Lost through Saturday, Aug. 16.
The exhibit was established by Heeding God’s Call, an organization that seeks to eliminate gun violence. The exhibit consists of a shirt for each Philadelphian killed by gun violence in 2013. Each shirt has the name, age and death of one victim. The public is invited to visit the exhibit at any time. ••
Kids make old greeting cards into new ones to raise money
The abandoned, abused and troubled youths at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Nevada earn extra money by recycling old greeting cards into new ones.
Some of the money is used for the children to go on trips. It’s a year-round project, and the public is asked to send old cards. To save postage, people can send only the card fronts.
Greeting cards can be sent to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, 100 St. Jude St., Boulder City, NV 89005. ••
Finding your funding workshop scheduled for Aug. 26
The Women’s Business Development Center will hold Finding Your Funding on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1124. The workshop will provide information on loans for start-up and existing businesses.
A panel of lenders from various financial institutions and loan funds will be on hand to present the information on getting funding for a business.
The pre-registration cost is $10.
For information, call 215-790-WBDC (9232) or visit www.womensbdc.org ••
Mater Dolorosa announces feast day celebration
The closed Frankford church will host a celebration with the Rev. John Large at 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the church at Paul and Ruan streets.
The Mater Dolorosa event will begin with Mass and then move to the church basement. RSVP requested by Sept. 1. Call 215-743-2600 or 215-535-1510. ••
St. Martin of Tours reunion planned for Aug. 23
St. Martin of Tours will hold a reunion for all alumni, current and former parishioners and friends on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood, N.J. Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call 215-535-2962. ••