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Community Garden Plot Lottery


FEELING LUCKY? 🍀🍅🫑🌷 Participate in the Community Garden Plot Lottery! Each year, five garden plots (four 10x10 and one 10x15) in the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (25th and Spruce St) are awarded to non-members of the Center City Residents Association (CCRA) for a one season term.

To be eligible, candidates must be bona fide residents of CCRA's geographic boundaries (Schuylkill River to the West side of Broad St; between the North side of South and the South side of John F. Kennedy Boulevard). Winners pay a one-time fee of $65 for 10x10 and $85 for 10x15 plot.

To enter the lottery, please email with your name, address, phone number to:

Requests must reach the destination by March 1, 2023. The drawing will
take place in early March and winners will be contacted by phone or email. One entry per household.

Freeze Plunge for a Good Cause

Thanks to all who joined us for the PHILLY PHREEZE event, which was to fundraise for lifeguard signing bonuses!

Philadelphia's Parks and Rec Department wants you to start thinking about lifeguarding now, so we can be prepared to open all city pools for the whole summer! The city is offering a bonus of up to $1,000 for those lifeguards that get their application in by APRIL 15th and then go on to complete the summer.

To raise money for this effort, Parks and Rec held their own polar plunge on event on February 25th called THE PHILLY PHREEZE. It was a chilly 32 degrees when our favorite Rec leaders take the plunge.

Thank you to our Markward Rec Leader HILARY DOE for braving the waters! To support her fundraising efforts, click her link below. Her goal is to raise $1,500 for lifeguard bonuses!

Learn more about the Philly Phreeze here.

Support Rec Leader Hilary's fundraising here.

Movie Night at Trinity


🎵🎶 Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty 🎶🎵


Trinity Center for Urban Life at 2212 Spruce St. hosted a family movie night to screen the musical Matilda, based on the beloved Roald Dahl book. Dozens of parents and children came to watch the film and enjoy snacks. Keep an eye out for the next movie night!

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