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Frankford Festival 2009

As opposed to years past, the Frankford Festival of 2009 resembled a bit of the old country fair.  The setting in Overington Park (Leiper St. and Orthodox St.) belied its proximity to the urban scene only a few hundred yards away.  It kind of wisked you back to a simpler time when things were, hmmm,  quieter.

IMG_3623The festival opened at 11 AM with music by “Second Hand Change”.  While the band played, the kids really enjoyed the petting zoo and the moon lamabounce. I took a walk around to see who all was represented.  You can see the pictures from my walk around at our slide show on Flickr by following this link.

At noon, the contestants for the Northeast Philly Idol competition began performing.  There were a total of five young folks, all very talented:  Raquel Alt, 16; Amber Barnes, 14; Sean Bradley, 19; Ciara DeSautel, 17 and Olive Paidge, 20.   The winner of the competition was Ciara DeSautel.


The remainder of the afternoon was filled with music and good times.  Music by The Red Alert Band the Butch Ballard Tribute Trio.

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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.