Volunteer honored for work in Lawncrest

Making a difference: Pictured are (from left) Kathy Wersinger, Steve Cartledge, Jeanne Pleis, state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and Bill Dolbow, president of the Lawncrest Community Association.

Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.

Cartledge received the honors at the recent meeting of the Lawncrest Community Association.

Plans are already underway for the 2015 celebration. The theme for the party, which began in 1915, is A Century of Tradition.

In other news from the Dec. 16 meeting:

• The Lawncrest Community Action Center opened on Dec. 17 in the trailers at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave. (at Comly Street).

The center is an initiative of Councilwoman Marian Tasco and District Attorney Seth Williams.

For more information, contact coordinator Quincy Lyons at 215–683–1964 or quincy.lyons@phila.gov

• Melanie Huynh, a second-grader at St. Cecilia Elementary School, entertained the crowd by singing songs such as Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

• Members observed a moment of silence for Joan Lang and James Kain, two neighborhood residents who passed away, along with Joyce Craig, the Engine 64 firefighter who died in a Dec. 9 fire.

• Lawncrest Community Association will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, at Argyle and Robbins streets. Other upcoming meetings will take place on Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 12 and June 16. ••