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Clay Partners with Ladder 15 to Host Fire Prevention Seminar

State Rep. James Clay Jr., D-Phila., will partner with the men and women of Ladder 15 of the Philadelphia Fire Department next week to host a Fire Prevention Seminar which is free and open to the public.   The seminar will start at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at 1652 Foulkrod St., Philadelphia.

Members of Ladder 15 will instruct attendees in fire prevention and fire safety. In addition, there will be light refreshments, fun for all ages, and a free drawing provided by local businesses and the members of Ladder 15.

Winners of Clay’s Fire Prevention Art Contest will be announced at the seminar. The two school-aged contest winners will have their art displayed on billboards at the local firehouse for one year. In addition, the artists of the winning posters will receive the opportunity to be a “Fireperson for a Day.”

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Senior Prom at Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center

Last Friday, February 21st I stopped by the Senior Center on Frankford Avenue for the senior prom.  Billed as formal dancing and eating celebration.  It was all that and more.  You could hear the music out on the Avenue and it was clear that good times were happening.  The event was  in collaboration with the office of State Rep. James Clay and he was there clearly having a good time.  There is a short video clip at this link and a slide show below.

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Basketball Tournament

State Representative  James Clay Jr. and the Concerned Citizens for a Better Frankford will sponsor a Basketball Tournament to be held on December 26-27, 2013 for 9-12, & 13-15 Boys and Girls at The Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club (1709 Kinsey St.).   Call 215 251 0380 to register.

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Town Hall Meeting September 19th

A town hall meeting on the issue of illegal or unlicensed recovery houses is scheduled for September 19th at Aria Hospital at 6PM.  Sponsored by State Representative James Clay, the community is invited to come and have your voices heard on the problems we have and the solutions that can be found.

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Movie Night in Overington Park

Our second movie night in Overington Park, went off without a hitch, on Thursday August 15. Over 150 people showed up to enjoy the cool summer evening with their neighbors, watching the movie The Avengers! movie night in the park

This time the projection went off a bit late but the equipment was in good working order. Everyone talked about how the park was looking good this summer, and that they bring their children there almost every day. The Friends group accepted thanks for their good work as they handed out snacks. Being in the park at night thrilled the small ones. Shrieks of laughter could be heard thru out the evening. It was wonderful to see so many families coming into the park for a shared good time with their community. State Representative James Clay, sponsored the film and printed up flyers.

Friends of Overington Park , with the support of our councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, supplied the snacks, and the venue.

The Friend’s next event will be on September 28th, from 12 till 3pm, Third Annual Art Under The Trees. We will have a chalk art contest, craft project, and more. Please come out and bring you flair for color with you. Prizes will be awarded.

Once again, thanks to everyone who supports Overington Park, the park belongs to us all and we need everyone pulling together to make it shine!

Diane Kunze
Friends of Overington Park