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The Northeast Philly Idol Competition

The Frankford Community Development Corporation (FCDC) is hosting The Northeast Philly Idol Competition for all individuals ages 12-21 during 2009. Auditions will take place May 12 & 13 at the Frankford Boys & Girls Club 1709 Kinsey Street. Applications must be received no later than May 1. The Idol Winner will receive a $500 cash prize. All finalists will receive a small cash prize and t-shirt. The competition will take place Saturday, June 20 in Overington Park at the 10th Annual Frankford Festival.
Contact FCDC for more information or for an application click here.

Frankford Community Development Corporation
4900 Griscom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Phone: (215) 743-6580
Fax: (215) 743-6582

There is also a t-shirt decorating contest for children 12 & under. Cash prize will be awarded and design will be printed on all t-shirts given out at the festival.

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Frankford CDC Board Meeting

The Frankford CDC held a public board of directors meeting Tuesday night at Frankford High School.  Visitors attending the meeting were met at the door by the members of the Frankford High Junior ROTC and directed to the 2nd floor library.

The CDC is emerging from a period of rebuilding from financial setbacks that threatened its existence.  At this point the financial issues are being dealt with and the board is looking toward a brighter future.


You can find much more information on their website than I can pass on here.  I met with Tracy O’Drain Monday morning to talk about the CDC and where it stands today.  We chatted for about 90 minutes on the second floor of that building at 4900 Griscom Street.  She has a great view up there.  Tracy has her hands in a lot of different pots but is primarily responsible for business development.  You can expect to here more news from the CDC on a more regular basis.

New to add to your calendar is the date for the Frankford Festival which will be June 20th.  The location is now moving back to Overington Park.  More news will be forthcoming but think talent contest.

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Frankford Festival

You certainly could not complain about the weather last Saturday.  It brought out a diverse crowd of codial folks looking for a good time.  We did not have a lot of time to stay but we did video for about a half hour just as things were getting rolling.  This is a rough cut but there is no sense in waiting till it’s perfect.  We would like to add some video of the later musical performances.  If you have any video (or stills) you would like to contribute, please contact us.