Volunteers clean up Pennypack’s Sandy Run

Volunteers removed 47 bags of trash, including a mattress.

Helping hands: Eugene Shmilovich helps clean up Pennypack Park.

Friends of Pennypack Park recently picked up 47 bags of trash and cans.

Twenty-seven volunteers cleared it out of the Sandy Run area of the park.

Volunteers found 12 pieces of tall wooden picket fencing behind Austin Meehan Middle School, a mattress at the Holmehurst Upper Rhawn Street entrance and five trash bags worth of plaster wall debris dumped near Sandyford and the Boulevard.

Volunteers were Dean Lynd; Dave and Gloria El; Edward Davis; Rich Glaser; Ralph Smith; Robert McMunn; the St. Luke’s United Church of Christ crew of the Rev. Terri McNamara, Marian Rossi and Cookie Cantinella; Paul and Brynn Koval; Steve Madden; Kateryna Rebensky; Kathy Volack; Alan Kaminsky; Jason Trenchard; Anthony Gualtieri; Julia and Eugene Shmilovich; Aunt Kathy Volin; John Broscius; Ace Arrison; Joyce Ferrero; George Scholl; Audrey Walmsley and canine Missy; and Nance Kerns.

Jim Hunsberger, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, arranged for a truck to haul away 44 bags of trash and three bags of cans.

The trash included a trash can lid, a tote lid, a pair of orange socks, a pair of Nike sneakers, a work glove, a scarf, two pairs of work boots, a sock, a wiffle ball bat, a ping pong ball, a baseball, a bicycle wheel bearing, a car rotor, a car strut, a hydraulic pump, a winch part, a perforated sign pole, a queen-size Beautyrest mattress, an empty gallon of milk, a frayed USB wire, a mangled barbecue grill, a bathing suit cover-up, a backboard of a Little Tikes basketball toy, a pay stub from a Dollar Tree employee, a Lyft ride card and a sheet listing facts about pandas.

For information on an upcoming cleanup near Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue, call 215–934-PARK. ••