Meet all of our Amazing FOMP Volunteer’s…recapping our Friends and their stories.

Our series celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Friends of McMichael Park has come to an end. We were able to highlight 22 of our volunteers. The list is below in case there were some that you missed. Many thanks to all who participated over these many years volunteering in McMichael Park. Readers enjoyed your story and the legacy of being part of The Friends of McMichael Park.

“…the end of the story is never the end of the story.” – Sandy Gingras/Lessons of a Turtle

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Alexis Franklin

July 7, 12:15PM

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Cynthia Kishinchand

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: John-david Franklin

Meet Our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Allison Hirst-O’Callaghan

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Beth Gross-Eskin

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Virginia Hayes

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Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteers: Cathy McCoy and Peter Logan

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteers: Nancy and Don Donaghy

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteer: Mike Andrews

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Meet our Amazing Volunteers: Marie and Steve Gibbs

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteers: Carla and Ron Bednar

Meet our Amazing FOMP Volunteers: Robert Rabinowitz and Donna Boling

Our amazing Friends of McMichael Park volunteer: Rich Lampert

Our Amazing Friends of McMichael Park Volunteer: Betty Miller

Turtle News – March 2020 “Where’s the Batter?”

Amazing Friends of McMichael Park volunteer: Geoff Brock

Celebrating 30 Years of Amazing FOMP Volunteers

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Still the most treasured, cherished, loved, dedicated and admired Friend To All…. The McMichael Park Turtle established 1965.

April 24th: Today was a Meaningful day – FOMP provide lunches for the 39th Police District

Practicing Social Distancing and Ready for lunch from Le Bus – East Falls. The 39th Police officers with FOMP coordinator, Alexis Franklin

Friday, April 24 — The Friends of McMichael Park volunteer group provided lunch to the Philadelphia Police Department 39th District to thank officers for their help and service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friends of McMichael Park — a community-led organization celebrating 30 years of service and volunteer work this year —partnered with local East Falls neighborhood restaurant Le Bus to come up with a lunch meal to cover three overlapping shifts for the 39th District officers.

Facing a global pandemic, instead of celebrating 2020 with events in the one-square-block of green space that is McMichael Park, all planned anniversary events and gatherings have been cancelled indefinitely.

Recognizing that the current pandemic meant many health professionals and first responders in Philadelphia would be called to maintain their duties in spite of “stay-at-home” orders for the general populous from both Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, and Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, the group instead chose to donate where it could to thank those that were protecting residents in the city of Philadelphia during such a difficult time.

“We are obviously disappointed we cannot hold events in the park, especially this year when we have so many in the community to thank for supporting the Friends of McMichael Park group over these past 30 years,” said Alexis Franklin, coordinator for the Friends of McMichael Park group. “But those that are keeping us safe during this time, they should be supported where possible. And we wanted to support both a local business like Le Bus, and the officers of the 39th.”

FOMP supporting a Local restaurant and providing lunches for the 39th Police District.