From Diane Kunze and the Friends of Overington Park:
We had 52 people come out and help clean up the park. ROTC from Frankford High School, grade school children from John Marshall School, Northeast treatment center gentlemen, Frankford Garden Club members, Friends Of Overington Park, and neighbors that use the park every day!
We painted benches, our cannon, and the SEPTA poles that had been tagged up and down Orthodox St.. We cleared the flower beds and mulched them, trimmed our butterfly bushes, cleared the sidewalk of weeds, emptied trash cans, picked up and removed 60 bags of debris form the park.
The park looked beautiful by the time we were done. People stopped to thank us for our good work in the park, and I would like to thank everyone for all the hard work that went into making the day a success! The park looks fantastic and will be well used by the people in our neighborhood. Another success in Frankford! Good day, good people, good time.
Our next event will be May 8th from 12 noon till 3. We will plant new bushes and flowers, open a new flower bed, mulch trees and beds, hold a seed starting demonstration, and give away seeds to our volunteers.
Thanks again for all the support you have given us! Diane Kunze, Friend of Overington Park
Diane also reports that the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will be planting 15 new trees on Wednesday morning, April 15th. Feel free to stop by and have a look.