Alli Smale, of KenCrest, encouraged people at last week’s Lawncrest Community Association meeting to enroll in the Good Neighbors Time Bank.
The project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.
Regional time banks are in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Berks counties.
As an example, Smale said she might cook a meal for someone to earn time dollars. She might spend her time dollars, for instance, by asking someone to give her a ride to the airport.
Annual membership fees are $25 for individuals, $50 for families and $75 and up for organizations.
Smale can be reached at 610-633-0104 or email@example.com
For more information, visit goodneighborstb.timebanks.org or go to the project’s page on Facebook.
In other news from the Feb. 19 meeting:
• The office of Dr. Louis Brown, a dermatologist practice at 6326 Rising Sun Ave., was recognized as Business of the Month.
• Sgt. Matthew Lowe and community relations officer Mark Mroz, of the 2nd Police District, provided crime updates.
Mroz mentioned that investigations continue into two recent high-profile cases. He said parents could be charged in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot in the face by a 12-year-old boy on the 2000 block of Glendale Ave. The officer said free gun locks are available at police districts.
In the case of a home invasion on the 2200 block of Rhawn St. that resulted in assaults of the residents and the robbery of $400, Mroz said police are looking into whether the crooks had the wrong house.
• The LCA observed moments of silence in memory of Monsignor James Mortimer, Mark Czyzewski and Bill Conaway Sr.
• Among those at the meeting was Archye Leacock, Democratic candidate in the 9th Councilmanic District.
• Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will host a screening of Down in the Delta on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. The film chronicles a single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood who spends a summer at her family’s home in rural Mississippi.
• Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host Unmentionables Tea on Sunday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. The afternoon will feature tea and fashions for the land down under and the history of undergarments from the Victorian era to the 1950s. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call Sue Snyder at 215-885-7069.
• The Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••