Saturday was community cleanup day and I got an invite to go over to the Mastery Charter School formerly known as plain old Smedley Elementary to see what was happening. Smedley is a big school and when I first pulled up and I only saw a few kids in front. Jacob Waters a teacher there had sent me the email and he gathered all personnel for a picture. Turned out there was a nice crowd of kids on hand and just when we got set up Tony Payton arrived.
I have been doing this long enough to know that Tony will usually turn up at community events. He is the most present politician I have encountered. Present he was and below we have the picture. Three cheers for Mastery Charter School and the new Smedley Elementary.
I was off the check out Overington Park and when I went by the 4900 block of Penn Street I found these folks just out cleaning up. I had to stop and get a video of them in action.
Finally saw I was early for Overington so I headed over to Wilmot Park. I got a tip from Jason Dawkins that there would be a cleanup crew there too. I found Raymond Grant of Philadelphia Cares unloading the equipment as his crew began to arrive. All in all it was a cleanup day in Frankford. But there was more than that happening and that will be posted tomorrow.
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Good job on covering this clean up; good to see so many kids involved. Nice to recognize Tony Payton as well. He did show up at our block party last year also; this year I will be ready for him though with the veggie burgers.
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