It’s road trip season for many people in Philadelphia. Whether you’re headed down the shore or someplace else for a little R&R with friends and family, one thing is certain — you will likely feel the pinch of rising gas prices at the gas pump.
Karl Bernhard, For the Times
| July 16, 2014 |
Jacklyn Humes wins the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union art contest and receives a surprise visit from PFCU’s mascot in her class at Our Lady of Calvary. Her dad, George Humes, and mom Marilyn Beyer were on hand to support Jacklyn. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
In other election news, state Sen. Mike Stack wins the lieutenant governor primary and Jason Dawkins pulls ahead in the 179th Legislative District.
State Rep. Brendan Boyle on Tuesday won a surprisingly easy victory in the 13th Congressional District Democratic primary, declaring victory at about 10 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters in the Far Northeast.
Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia.