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Volunteers collect trash in final cleanup of summer

Volunteers removed 30 bags of trash, which included a cinder block, a resin chair and a Blessed Virgin Mary shrine.

Pitching in: Local volunteers collected 26 bags of trash and a Blessed Virgin Mary shrine that was taken home by a passerby.

The Friends of Pennypack Park recently held its last cleanup of summer.

In all, 18 people removed 30 bags of trash and cans.

The volunteers were Drew Brownlow, Karen Kaczorek, Jim Gardner, Leo Magazzu III, Roger Creedon, Dean Lynd, Marian Rossi and the Rev. Terri McNamara of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Rich Glaser, Ralph Smith, Kathy Volack, Tim McAndrews, Robert McMunn, Andrew Puzdrak, Joyce Ferrero, Kevin Smith, Audrey Walmsley and Nance Kerns.

The 26 bags of trash and four bags of cans were taken away by Jim Hunsburger and Anthony Toro, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation.

Items picked up included a tarp, eight pieces of picket fencing, a Styrofoam cooler, a measuring teaspoon, a glass canister, a mangled Bundt pan, a dinner plate, an iron finial, an ice cube tray, a star mylar balloon, a piece of drywall, a resin chair, a mop handle, a string of beads, a semi-deflated basketball, a Lego toy, a hubcap, a piece of a car’s body, a cinder block, a 1–800-GOT-JUNK sign, an empty jar of peanut butter, an empty bottle of maple syrup, some fruit snack wrappers, some empty Doritos bags, an empty Folgers Coffee canister and a Blessed Virgin Mary shrine that was taken home by a passerby.

The next cleanup will be at Pennypack on the Delaware, near Rhawn Street and State Road, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community service hours are available. Volunteers under 18 years old must bring an adult.

For more information, call 215–934-PARK (7275) or info@friendsofpennypackpark.org ••

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