Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village

Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary.  Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe’s Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.

Rain garden maintenance at Nebinger

A special thanks to Friends of Weccacoe Chair, Duncan Spencer, for managing rakes, brooms, gloves bags and the hot dog station.  Also thanks to Dick and Susan Hoffman, long time Friends of Weccacoe members and caretakers of the playground over the years. Dick made sure the everyone ate well and that the food line kept moving.

Thanks to Nebinger parent Jamie Shindell and Secretary of Nebinger’s Home & School Association, Michele Ditto, who partnered with QVNA for Nebinger’s efforts.
6th Street side yard cleanup at Nebinger
All told, Weccacoe produced close to 70 bags of leaves, which were picked up for composting.
Leaves ready for composting at Weccacoe
Nebinger rounded up 12 bags of trash from the playground a surrounding plots.  The Branas Family manned the effort on Monroe and report one bag of trash and 2 bags of leaves.
Trash collected at Nebinger
It was a great day that actually wrapped in about 2 hours!  We look forward to next year with more volunteers, more projects and, of course, more food for our post-project socializing.
Thank you!!

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.