Wow, what a incredible day! 58 volunteers came out to show their love for Overington Park. The sky was blue, the temperature crisp, perfect for a work day. Our list of tasks was long. No one thought we would get it all done, but we crossed every job off our list.
We collected well over 200 bags of leaves, plant material and trash. All our tropical bulbs were dug up and stowed away for the winter. New crocus and daffodil bulbs were planted around our Meditation garden. The play equipment area was cleaned up, benches were painted, the sidewalks around the park sparkle, and bushes and trees got a light pruning.
It’s been a tough week, being out in Overington Park today and with so many good people caring for their park, was a beautiful thing to be a part of. We have to thank Power Corps, from Parks and Recreation, Joy of Living, Frankford High School Jr ROTC, FOOP and Frankford Garden Club members, and our neighbors for coming out and doing the hard work.
We are also grateful for the support from our City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, State Representative Jason Dawkins, the Parks Stewardship team, and Fairmount Park Conservancy. It really takes a village.
We left the park a better place at the end of the day, sharing hope, peace, and beauty in our corner of the world.
Sophia and Max.