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Overington Love Your Park Day

The weather was sunny and beautiful during our Love Your Park event this past Saturday May 14th.  We held our Perennial plant sale and topped our previous  years sales total.


Our Friends donated over 150 plants. Master gardeners were on hand to give information about the plants that were available for sale, or to answer any garden questions.

Parks and Recreation, Garden Wagon, came with an interactive display of plant material, fun engaging games, and a smile to brighten any day.

We planted 6 crates of Cannas around the park, mulched tree pits, and flower beds.


Our thanks goes out to everyone who supported Overington Park this weekend by lending a hand or buying a plant. As always Frankford Garden Club, Frankford High School’s JR ROTC, neighbors, State Representative Jason Dawkins, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and FOOP members constant support is what makes great things happen in Overington Park. Thanks!


Our June is heating up with two events! Saturday, June 4th, from 9 till 1, flea market along the park. Come out and join us!
Saturday, June 11th, from 12 till 3, Meet and Greet the Friends of Overington Park! We hold a pot luck picnic in the park and a salsa contest. Come out and get to know the FOOP Scoop!
Check us out on facebook @ friends of overington park
Diane Kunze
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Friends of Overington Park February 9th

First Meeting of FOOP for 2016
We’ll meet the second Tuesday of Febuary, the 9th, from 7 to 8 PM
at the Friends Meeting House at Penn and Orthodox Sts.
We need get together and start planning what we want to do this year in Overington Park.
Bring your ideas and lets get started planning for 2016.
All are welcome.
 See you there!
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Love Your Park in Overington Park

Love Your Park day in Overington Park was a big success! Last Saturday November 14 from 10 till 1 we came out to take care of our park and get it ready for winter. 28 people came out to lend a hand keeping Overington Park beautiful. We planted a Yellowwood tree, now called Greg’s tree after one of our volunteers that’s been coming out to work in our park for years. We lifted 7 crates of tropical Cannas bulbs to be stored for the winter in members homes. 60 brown bags of organic material were removed and taken to be composted for next year. 10 bags of trash were picked up. Daffodils and crocus were planted for Spring color around our shed and our new tree. The sidewalk along Leiper St. was cleaned up to make walking around our park a positive experience. We managed to accomplish everything on our to do list. It was a cool day that keep us from sweating but not from working hard to improve Overington Park.

The lions share of our help came from the great students from Frankford High School’s JR ROTC program. Our frantic call to Sargent Joe that we had few volunteers sent him scrambling to collect his charges and bring them to Overington Park. We couldn’t have done it without them! A few new neighbors, Franklin and Joy, came out and worked hard all day to make our park shine. As always the Friends of Overington Park put on their winter coats, rolled up their sleeves and worked their buts off!

Our refreshments were made possible from funds supplied by our councilwoman, Maria D. Quinones Sanchez, and the word was spread thanks to the printing help from our State Representative Jason Dawkins. Our thanks also goes out to the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Parks and Recreation for the constant support they give to our Friends group.

All in all it was a very good day in Overington Park. Our park is ready to face Winter and come out blooming in Spring!

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Overington Park Fall Festival

This past Saturday, October 17th, we held our Fall Festival in Overington park. Sponsored by the Frankford Friends Meeting and the Friends of Overington Park (FOOP). Over 100 neighbors came out to enjoy the crisp fall day in our park. We had selfie stations, games, a pumpkin patch, a craft table to make spiders or pumpkins, pretzels, and a treat bag to take home. The little ones searched under the straw to find their pumpkin, with parents looking on snapping pictures. The crafts table was busy all day with children wanting to make both projects, they were having so much fun. The games kept everyone moving, and we all turned out to be winners. Another beautiful day in Overington park!

overington fall festival

Our thanks goes out to FOOP members  and the Frankford Friends for their hard work in pulling this event off, Frankford High’s JR ROTC, and the support of our Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Jason Dawkins our State Representative, and the Frankford community for supporting our efforts to make Overington Park a positive place!

Please join us for our last event of the year on November 14th, from 10am to 1pm, Love Your Park Day! We will be putting our beds to sleep for the winter, cleaning up the park, and raking up the leaves to be recycled. We can’t do it without YOU! Hope to see everyone there keeping Overington Park clean and beautiful. See you on Saturday, November 14th!

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Friends of Overington Park Art Under the Trees

Friends of Overington Park hosted our 5th annual Art Under The Trees this past Saturday September 19th form 12 to 3.   We had 28 children from age 2 to 18 come out and enter our chalk art contest. They did an amazing job. Inspired by master art works they selected  a painting collected their chalk and went to town creating their art work in the shade of Overington Park’s beautiful trees. There were no losers that day, only winners, that came out and gave it their all!
arrt under the trees
The art continued with FOOP members manning our crafts table, folding origami dogs and cat finger puppets, and other critters. After you finished your chalk art it was time to learn to make origami.  Refreshments were served, and a good time was had by all!  Our thanks goes out to our FOOP team for all their hard work getting our event together, the Frankford High JR ROTC, couldn’t do it without them, our State Representative Jason Dawkins and Maria Quinones Sanchez for their constant support.
Our next event will be our Fall Festival on Saturday October 17th,  from 12 to 3. We will have a Pumpkin Patch for the little ones, Craft project, Games, Fun and Candy so come out and have a great time celebrating the Fall in Frankford!
 See you there, Diane Kunze,   Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook @ friends of overington park
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