Initials aside, some of you may remember Councilman DiCicco mentioning grant money availability to Civic Associations, once they achieve 501 (c)(3) tax exemption status, when he visited our membership meeting in March. Well as soon as EPX was an exempt organization we began work on the grant application and thanks to the hard work of several of our members the rather vexing job of completing the application is finished. The Philadelphia Activities Fund (PAF) will hopefully provide some much-needed operating capital. In addition the required review of impending expenditures has helped us towards a more realistic working budget. Thanks to our Treasurer, Millie Ruffino, our Recording Secretary D’Arcy Webb, and Kim Ruffino for the technical/clerical assist, I couldn’t have done it without you three. Here’s “keeping our fingers crossed” that we receive the grant money early in the City’s new Councilmanic year, beginning July first.


Many of you may know that tomorrow is my birthday and the IRS came through with an early present.


So take out those check books and make out your donations to East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch. Mail them to 1117 Emily Street or hand them to me or any board member. Please note that all donations made after September 21, 2006 – our official PA State Incorporation date – are now tax deductible!