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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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Overington Park Tree Planting

The rain was really coming down at 9:30 yesterday morning but Diane said rain or shine and she means business so I waited till the last minute and by 9:55 it was letting up.  Trees for Overington Park were waiting to be planted and I had to go.

When I got over there several people were already going to work and since I’m a better digger than thinker I took a shovel and commenced to excavate.  While I was digging the kids from the Northeast Boys and Girls Club trooped in.  The folks from the Frankford Garden Club were also in attendance and a guy from Northeast Tree Tenders really was very helpful.  Former Councilman Dan Savage also come by to help.  He rarely misses a neighborhood event like this.

Several other folks from the area came to volunteer including one nice lady from Wissinoming who remembers the park from her childhood and wanted to see it again.  Most of the trees were planted within and hour and a half and I had to go down to Fouldrod Street to get some pictures of the protest so I packed it up and took off.

The kids were still waiting for the pretzels and drinks that were promised by Councilpersons office (Maria Quiñones-Sánchez).  They were supposed to be there by 10 but I don’t think they ever arrived.

This is a link to the slideshow on Flickr of the activities.  Have a look.