The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year, with the theme being “A Strong Community.”
EPIC to meet June 26
Tickets to the Frankford Community Development Corporation’s first fundraiser are on sale now.
Robin Skubin Nolan, director of institutional advancement at St. Hubert’s High School, is now vice president of institutional advancement. The 1990 alum already is responsible for fundraising, alumnae relations, events and community outreach. With the new title comes more duties. “I’ll be taking on the overall marketing and branding of the school,” she said June 10. Lot of background there, she said. Her career before coming to St. Hubert’s was in marketing. Nolan intends to work hard to keep the Torresdale Avenue school associated with words and phrases like “dynamic,” “consistent” and “forward-thinking.” Her new title was approved by the school president’s advisory board on May 29. ••
The National American Miss state pageant in Harrisburg on Aug. 9 and 10 will include a contestant from the Northeast — Marjani Hankins-Smith, daughter of Charina and Gerald. The 10-year-old Cedar Grove Christian Academy fourth-grader who lives near Welsh Road and the Boulevard will showcase her acting talents during the pageant, said her mom. Marjani likes sports, but she also studies dance at the Defino Sisters studio at Bustleton and Rhawn. ••
Come cuddle with Chelmar!
The second annual Frank S. Innocenti Scholarship Foundation beef-and-beer fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 20, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, at 9130 Academy Road.
Bethany United Church of Christ, at Rising Sun and Magee avenues in Lawndale, will hold a Bingo Bash on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m.
On June 9, the Franklin Mills Advisory Council distributed $89,725 to more than 25 community organizations in an award ceremony at the Northeast Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road.
The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is teaming with Rita’s Water Ice to celebrate the end of the school year — and the start of summer — while benefitting a great cause. The Blowout Bash: Scooping for Hearts will be on Thursday, June 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Rita’s original location, 3610 Bristol Pike, in Andalusia.