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Friends of Pennypack Park removes 48 bags of trash

Friends of Pennypack Park recently cleaned the area around Torresdale Avenue, with 30 volunteers participating.

In all, 48 bags of trash, cans and other debris were removed.

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The volunteers were Patty Everly; Audrey Walmsley; George Scholl; Mike Kinkaid; Kevin Sweetra; Roxanne Turay and family members Mattias, Rayden and brother Theodore Cupp; Amy and Regan Welsh; the Rev. Terri McNamara and Enrico Rossi (from St. Luke’s United Church of Christ); Janet Bernstein and Courtney Cross (from state Rep. Joe Hohenstein’s office); Dean Lynd; Edward Davis; Rich Glaser; Will Toffling; Tom and Mary Jo Donnelly; Robert McMunn; Rich Glaser; Ralph Smith; Barbara Andress; Alan Kaminsky; Brian Sample; Gerald Schlecheter; Karen Kaczorek; and Nance Kerns.

Friends of Pennypack Park thanks Jim Hunsburger and Mike Lugo, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, for putting the bags in a trash truck.

The group also thanks Oak Street Health for its donation to the cleanup.

Volunteers filled 47 bags with trash and one bag with cans.

The debris included five tires; a milk crate; an Abington Township recycling bin; a Rubbermaid tote; a broken TV; a broken umbrella baby stroller; a sofa; a key and set of key tags; a doormat; a matchstick window shade; a blanket; a pair of jeans; a sweatshirt; a “Philadelphia Loves Concrete & Fence” jacket; a pair of kids’ sandals; a golf ball; a license plate; three pieces of drywall; a piece of plywood; a few pieces of 2×4; two traffic cones; a brick; air conditioner parts; and half of a dog’s hot dog toy.

The next cleanup will be on Oct. 26 at Frankford and Solly avenues, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friends of Pennypack Park will provide gloves, grabbers, bags and buckets. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 215-934-PARK or email cleanup@friendsofpennypackpark.org. ••

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