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Saturday was one of those days we were waiting for after all the rain and then the chill of the past few weeks. It was also a busy day in Frankford with more events than I could hope to cover.
So first I stopped by the flea market sponsored by the parents of Mastery Charter School Smedley Elementary at Wissinoming Park. It was a beautiful morning and I found quite a few folks looking at the goods even that early.
Next stop was the Smedley building which is under construction of the new classrooms. The 15th District PDAC and the 15th District police officers were putting on a time for the kids. There was a great crowd of kids, parents, cops and PDAC folks there. If you look closely you will see Captain Bachmayer himself.
Pete Specos noted at the last Frankford Civic meeting that the zoning had been approved for the Smedley addition. I went by there yesterday and found the construction well underway.
As you can see the empty space within the outside walls at the back is being filled in with the gymnasium and new classrooms. Other improvements will be an elevator and air conditioning as well as a much needed electrical upgrade to the building.