Tickets available for Northeast Hall of Fame

Tickets are available for the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family University’s Education & Technology Center Building, Frankford and Grant avenues.

This year’s inductees will be Stephen Decatur, Virginia Knauer, Pat Worthington Stopper, Chris Matthews and the Jewish Community Center Klein Branch.

Tickets cost $25 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Glen Foerd on the Delaware in partnership with Holy Family, the Historical Society of Frankford, the Northeast Times and City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.

For tickets or to place an ad in the program, contact project director Jack McCarthy at 215–824–1636 or jacksnotes88@verizon.net

Meanwhile, the Hall of Fame invites high school students to enter an essay contest for the chance to win an iPad and a $2,000 scholarship to Holy Family. Students should submit a 500- to 750-word essay on the theme Uncovering Northeast Philly: What Makes Northeast Philadelphia Special?

Honorable mention prizes include gift certificates to local businesses. The teacher with the most students entering the contest will receive a gift certificate to the Dining Car. The winning entry will be published in the Times and in the program for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The winner will be recognized at the ceremony.

Previous winners of the essay contest have been St. Hubert’s Casey Berner and Father Judge’s Alexander Citerone.

The deadline to enter is Sept. 26. Entries can be emailed to lrotoli@holyfamily.edu

Donations to the organization can be sent to Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114. Write “NE Phila. Hall of Fame” in the check’s memo field.

For more information, go to www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org/fame1.html ••