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PhillyRising Grant Awarded to Overington Park

The Friends of Overington Park today received a tool grant from PhillyRising!

In acknowledgment of the fine work the Friends of Overington Park have done with Overington Park, PhillyRising gave our group a tool grant consisting of hand spades, hand pruners, saws, lopers, and a lovely tree pole pruner. All together several hundred dollars of new equipment to care for our trees and plantings. They will be put to good use this Saturday April 14th from 10 till 1 as we clean up our park for Spring! Please come out and join us!

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Overington Park Love Your Park Day 11/12/2011

This past Saturday Overington Park held its Love Your Park day. 56 volunteers cleaned up Lieper street along the park, collecting over 50 bags of leaves, dug up 14 crates of tender tropical Cannas bulbs to be stored for winter, and planted 700 daffodils that should show themselves this coming spring.

Candy from our cancelled Halloween event and soft pretzels were enjoyed by all. 30 recycling buckets were given away. The PAWS group set up in the park giving out pet food, collars, and leashes. Low cost shots and micro-chips were available.

Once again the Frankford High School ROTC came out in force to help us power through the day. Thanks to all who came out to lend a hand or get some care for their pets, making our Love Your Park event a rousing success.

Our last event for 2011 will be Holiday Caroling in the park. Friday December 16th from 7 to 8 in the evening. This will be the second year for this event. Please come out and spend one hour with your neighbors sharing the spirt of the holidays. Wear a holiday hat if you have one and join us! It may be cold outside but the carols and the camaraderie will warm your heart.

Thanks to all for your support of the Friends of Overington Park!

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Overington Park Love Your Park Nov. 12th from 10 till 1

This Saturday November 12th from 10 to 1 we will be having a park clean-up, digging up tender bulbs and planting spring bloomers, painting over graffiti, giving away recycling bins and hosting PAWS low cost animal vaccination and micro chip clinic for your pet. We need your support, so come out and lend a hand. Refreshments will be served for our helpers. It’s supposed to be a lovely day so we hope to see you there!

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Movie Night in Overington Park

It wasn’t the best time of year for a movie outside but the location was wonderful! Friends of Overington Park, Tony Payton, EPIC, and the Frankford CDC hosted a great time in Overington Park last Friday night. The weather was clear but cold. The film started at 7 under a starry sky. Rango, a cartoon, was really about the spirt of the old west, no matter who you are or where you come from, people working together can change the world. Not a bad idea for the folks of Frankford to think about. It was a very good time, laughs from the adults came often, and the kids enjoyed the action and snacks. There were over 50 people attending the event, quite a success!

Next year we are hoping to host a summer movie night in our park. On a hot summer night, I think we can expect a big crowd. Thanks to all who came out, we had a wonderful time right here in our little corner of the world.

Diane K. Friend of Overington Park