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EPIC Stakeholders Says Goodbye

The last EPIC Stakeholders meeting was on June 25th and it was more of a celebration and thanksgiving event than anything else.  The Culinary crew at 2nd Baptist once again served a tasty meal as Nafisah Lewis thank all those people and groups who had contributed to the success of the group.  She may have another career as an entertainment entrepreneur as she introduced one talented performer after another.

The Second Baptist Choir

The Second Baptist Choir

The spirit of the meeting will now continue under the sponsorship of Turning Points for Children and Representative Jason Dawkins.  The next meeting will be a Town Hall and Community Service Briefing on Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:30-7:30pm at McIlvain Recreation Center 5200 Penn Street.

On the agenda:

Presenters: State Representative Jason Dawkins

  1. State Legislation
  2. Movie Time
  3. Community Event- August 15th
  4. My Block to your Neighborhood


Dana Perella Acute Disease Control

Division of Disease Control

  1. Lyme Disease
  2. West Nile Virus

Christine McBennett, Mayor’s Commission on the Aging

  1. Apprise Program

Laura Ahramjian/ Planner/Urban Designer

  1. I-95 Construction and Updates
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Turning Points for Frankford!

IMG_6365As a St. Joachim parishioner, I’m glad an organization such as Turning Points for Children has rented our rectory for its programs. You can read more about their mission here. This is a good purpose for our now vacant rectory.

Bob and I recently attended the grand opening of the new community emergency food pantry for families living in the 15th Police District. Notice that it is for emergency needs mainly. It was my pleasure to meet two volunteers there when we went. One is Louise Bundy and the other is Latasha Sloan. These women are very happy to assist families and children who are struggling during hard times for many.


(l-r) Pat Smiley, Louise Bundy, Latasha Sloan

FAWN also supplies nutritional information and infant formula and diapers for families meeting income guidelines. You can make an appointment to use the pantry by calling 267.236.1558. Use is by appointment only. Located at 4346 Frankford Avenue, Unit 2 (in the shopping center with Quickie Mart Express and PNC bank), FAWN is open Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.