We had a beautiful night in Overington Park, last Friday, August 21st, watching ‘The Iron Giant’. About 70 folks came out to enjoy some Summer fun watching a film under the stars in Frankford. Turning Points for Children served pop corn, drinks and candy to the movie goers. State Representative Jason Dawkins supplied the set up and movie for us to watch. Our thanks goes out to all who helped make our movie night a success!
Our next event will be Art Under The Trees, Saturday September 26th, from 12 till 3pm. We will hold a chalk art contest with prizes for the winners in 4 different age groups. There will be a craft project, refreshments, and lots of chalk! We will use master art works for ideas to inspire our contestants! Come out and enjoy the day in Overington park!
Our thanks to all who attended our Meet and Greet this past Saturday, June 20th, in Overington Park. We had a good time getting to know each other and enjoying our beautiful park. We had over 30 people attend our event, listening to music, sharing our pot luck picnic and voting on our salsa contest winners.
Champion Curtis Shoup, Peoples Choice Lisa Handy, 2nd place John Neugebauer, 3rd place Marilyn Funk.
A reporter from the Daily News came by to do a story on our event that will be published Monday June 22 or Wednesday June 24th. Make sure you check us out!
Our next event will be the movie The Princess Bride shown in the park on Wednesday July 15th at 8:30pm. Come out and share a evening under the stars, watching a classic movie. Bring a blanket or a chair and settle in for good summer time fun right here in Frankford!
It only rained for 15 minutes at 10am, then the sun came out and our plant sale was a big success. We topped last year’s sales! The wonderful gardeners from FOOP (Friends of Overington Park) and Frankford Garden Club delivered a wide range of perennials for sale this year and stayed around with advice for the gardeners on their new purchases.
Even those just stopping by for gardening tips received personal attention, and information about garden questions.
The JR ROTC came through again and helped get the plants into the park for the sale and planted our Cannas in all the beds around the park. The Joy of Living House came over to lend a hand with tree mulching and anything we asked them to help out with. We had tee shirts, and refreshments for all our volunteers.
Our thanks goes out to all the people who helped make this event a success. Our councilwoman, Maria D. Quinones Sanchez, for her constant support. State Representative Jason Dawkins for our flyers, Frankford High’s JR ROTC, Frankford Garden club, Joy of Living and last but not least members of Friends of Overington Park, without them nothing would be happening in Overington Park. They work hard all year round making the park shine!
Speaking of work, we need help, every Monday from 9 till 12, FOOP works in the park doing whatever jobs needs to be done. Please come out and lend a hand, even for a few minutes, it would mean so much. This is your park, please join us in caring for it.
Our next event will be on Saturday June 20th, form 12 till 3. Friends Of Overington Park Meet and Greet! If you enjoy what’s been happening in your park , come out and share your stories, a pot luck dish or enter our salsa contest. There will be live music and a fun time with your neighbors together in Overington Park. Hope to see you there!
Diane Kunze, president, Friends of Overington Park (FOOP)
4 years ago we wrote a grant to get a shed and a good water supply. The water was located on Pilling street, right at the curb. It was suggested that it be placed next to the main on the street. We felt that that sight was too confrontational to the Pilling St. neighbors, so we picked a location behind some large trees but still close enough to the water that the project would still work.
We picked a brick facing so it would blend in with the community. We really tried to make it as nice as we could for the neighbors and still get water. I’m sorry that it offends anyone. Our grant was not picked then. This June out of the blue PHS gave us the gift of the shed for the park, quite a surprise for us.
We told anyone who came to our events about the present we were getting, we were thrilled to be thought of for such a big gift. Again we are only trying to improve the park not hurt anyone. If you are concerned about the park and what we are doing in it, please join us, we need all the help we can get. Let’s plan Overington Park’s future together.
See previous post here: http://gloomyhappy.wpengine.com/2012/12/11/friends-of-overington-park-needs-your-help/
Overington Park hosted our Love Your Park Day this past Saturday November 10th from 10 till 1. We had 52 volunteers come out and help clean up our park.
For the first time we had a great group from St. Hubert’s High School come out and work their tails off. The girl power was going strong on Saturday. They planted a Black Gum tree in our park and cleaned their hearts out picking up leaves and debris that surrounded the park after Sandy came through 2 weeks ago.
The JR ROTC, from Frankford High School felt the challenge and worked hard to keep up with the Hubert’s girls. As always the ROTC delivered a spectacular job, moving giant tree branches into a central location for pick up, planting a River Birch tree, planting daffodils, and winterizing our Cannas beds.
We removed over 80 bags of debris from in and around the park, planted two trees and 200 daffodils! Friends of Overington Park worked and supervised crews around the park. Neighbors came out, that use the park, and wanted to join in and help make the park a better place. Some rain dropped down for a few minutes at the beginning of our day but we had work to do and we would not be stopped. We left the park in great shape to go into winter.
Our thanks go out to all the good folk that came out on Saturday, and everyone who supports the fine work that our community is doing in Overington Park. We truly Love Our Park! Thanks, Diane Kunze, president, Friends of Overington Park