Youth drinking in the park is not a victimless crime: members of the Friends of Pennypack Park learned of the dangerous ramifications of that age-old nuisance on May 23 as they carried out their monthly park cleanup.
Fifty-eight volunteers, including folks from AgustaWestland Corp., the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Haverford College and the Community Life Improvement Program, removed 97 bags of litter from Pennypack Park during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s annual Earth Day cleanup on April 25.
Community volunteers, including families from Father Judge, St. Hubert’s and Central high schools, Holy Family University students and parishioners from St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic and St. David’s Lutheran churches, joined the Friends of Pennypack Park for the group’s monthly cleanup event on Oct. 25.
Eleven volunteers braved a rainstorm for the second month in a row to clean up a section of Pennypack Park along Holme Avenue near Nazareth Hospital on Aug. 23.
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 Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup committee wrapped up its 2013 schedule by removing 21 trash bags of debris, plus many large items from the woods in the area of Rhawn Street and Lexington Avenue on Nov. 23.
Thirty-six volunteers with the Friends of Pennypack Park netted 43 bags of trash, two bags of recyclable cans and a list of assorted, sometimes strange, debris during the monthly park cleanup event on June 22.
Twenty-five volunteers worked off some Thanksgiving calories during the monthly Friends of Pennypack Park cleanup day on Saturday, Nov. 24. Participants removed 39 bags of debris from the park in the area of Rhawn Street and Lexington Avenue.