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Frankford Parks Group Update

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Jason Dawkins, Anthony Smith, Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Kim Washington

By: Kimberly Washington, Esq.
Executive Director
Frankford Community Development Corporation

Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer on Saturday for the 8th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup.  We were able to clean both Wilmot and Hedge Street Park and we cleaned out the community garden on Wilmot and Tackawanna in preparation for our May planting event.  Some of the bulbs that we planted in the fall have started to bloom in the garden, in the planters on Frankford Avenue and even at the Frankford CDC office.  Stop by and take a look when you have a chance.
Also, I would like to put everyone on notice, that our President, Anthony Smith, will be recognized by TTF as a Watershed Champion for his work down at Womrath Park on May 13th.  The awards ceremony will be held at TTF in the Globe Dye works building at 4500 Worth Street from 5:30 – 7:30PM.  Hopefully you all will come out and support Tony.  He has been faithfully volunteering for the parks group since we begin our journey and continues to volunteer and take on leadership roles when it comes to our parks and shared green spaces.  Join us as we acknowledge him for his service to the Frankford Community.
Lastly, please keep John Loftus in your prayers as he recovers from brain surgery.  Also, please keep Phil Robinson in your prayers as well, he was hospitalized last week.  Our next parks group meeting will be held on April 26th at 6:00PM so we can discuss Love Your Park Week events.  I hope to see you all there.