29 bags collected at Pennypack Park cleanup day

Volunteers removed a fire extinguisher, a boogie board and a crime scene tape among 29 bags of trash.

Cleanup day: The Friends of Pennypack Park had 28 volunteers come out to clean up the park. Together, they collected 29 bags of trash.

Twenty-eight Friends of Pennypack Park volunteers, along with with John Jensen and Andy Freifeld of Riverfront North Partnership, recently cleaned up 29 bags of trash and some cans at Pennypack on the Delaware.

Jim Hunsburger, Anthony Toro, Mike Lugo, Jacques Hooker and Brian Merrigan, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, hauled away the trash.

The volunteers were Pastor Terri McNamara, Assistant Pastor Vinod Gnanaraj, Narian Rossi and Kavita, Jonathan and Johanan Gnanaraj, of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ; Tatiana Bazile, of Arcadia University; John De Pasquale, of Tacony Academy Charter School, and his family Donna, Dom and his friend, Dillon Early; Corrine McAndrews and her father, Tim; Chris McDevitt; Theresa Pekach; Carl Schmidt; John Broscius; Linda Davies; Edward Davis; David El; Rich Glaser; Alan Kaminsky; Dean Lynd; Ralph Smith; Joyce Ferrero; Kevin Sweetra; George Scholl; and Nance Kerns.

The trash included a large milk crate; a $20 bill; a Family Dollar shopping cart frame; a ShopRite shopping cart basket; a tire with a rim; a PA Turnpike EZ Pass transponder; a car floor mat; a splash guard from the underside of a car; a partially filled gallon of motor oil; a blue birthday candle; a fire extinguisher; a shop vac base; two chair cushions; a bedspread; three Sterilite totes; two broken green resin chairs; a board; an empty glass bottle; crime scene tape; a metal pole; Styrofoam; three wooden pallets; an empty cooking oil container; a mechanical belt; four golf balls; two plastic balls; a softball; a basketball; a boogie board; an inflatable baby floatie; three flip flops; a nail file; a hiking shoe; sunglasses; and a baby-changing table.

Friends of Pennypack Park will travel to the newly refurbished historic bridge over the creek on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Frankford and Solly avenues, weather permitting.

In case of inclement weather, call 215–934–7275.

Anyone under 18 must be an accompanied by an adult.

Gloves, grabbers, trash bags, water and pretzels will be provided. ••