About 50 people turned out at The Historical Society of Frankford for the first program of 2019 on March 12th. Jim Young gave a slide show presentation on Trolleys, from Horse-drawn, steam-powered to Electric Trolleys. He Also showed early pictures of the El being constructed. It was a great presentation.
Coming up on April 9th, Philadelphia Mansions– Stories and Characters Behind the Walls by Thom Nickels The Grandeur of Philadelphia’s Past Revealed- Philadelphia’s grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its status in American history. For each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column lies a compelling story of the people behind them. Author Thom Nickels presents the cities most iconic homes and the stories behind them.
There will be no PSA1 meeting this Thursday, January 31st. The next meeting will be Thursday, February 21st at 7 PM at Jefferson Frankford Hospital, 4900 Frankford Avenue. The reason was Mix up with the schedule.
Also, under the banner of Turning a New Corner, job interviews will be conducted on Friday, February 1st from 5 to 10 PM at Oxford and Frankford Avenues. This is being hosted by the National Black Police Association.
On Saturday December 2nd, the 15th District PDAC (Police District Advisory Council) held its annual holiday meal to thank and honor the police officers of the 2nd and 15th District. Coordinating this special event was Pete Specos, Treasurer of the 15th PDAC.
He started his day around 4 am preparing the meatballs. He loaded the truck with all the necessary food and supplies and set off to set up for this special event at the District headquarters on Levick Street. The menu also included cooked ham, donated by Dietz & Watson. Vegetables were corn and green beans. Chickie’s & Pete’s provided all you could eat, Wings, Chicken fingers and their famous crab fries. The cake was from Four Season’s restaurant.
The event lasted long enough (about 18 hours) to allow the police officers from all the shifts to dine at this special feast. All of the police officers who attended were very thankful and very appreciative for this meal.
Other members of the 15th PDAC that helped with the serving were Joe Valecce, President, Mike Barone, Maureen Taylor and Joe Taylor.
It was our special way of saying Thank You to all the police officers who put on the uniform every day to help protect and serve our community.