The EPX Board of Directors presented the 2006-2007 Community Service Awards for outstanding volunteer efforts to the following members at our June 4th General Membership meeting.

Anna Pittman for Membership//Margaret Kalalian for Planning & Zoning//Jeff Goldman for Clean & Green (Beatification)//Anthony  Wodjeciewski for Public Safety & Town Watch//Dave Rizzio for Community Relations

In addition the Co-Chairs of the Board honored two others with distinguished EPX Founders Awards.

Crystal Fritch, Esquire, the organization’s Pro Bono attorney who has been so instrumental in filing the Incorporation Documents for the Association, as well as assisting with the Federal and State Tax exemption process.

Cathy Caponigro who was one of the very first organizers of the small grass-roots movement that became EPX.

Each honoree received an award, smartly designed by Co-Chair Darren Fava, and a gift certificate to a local East Passyunk Avenue restaurant secured by Co-Chair Joseph F. Marino. Our thanks to Paradiso, Clementine’s and Chiarella’s for their generous support of our volunteers.

EPX will soon be wrapping up our first year in existence. Looking at all the neighborhood activities and community building covered by other entries on this web site, we certainly have many good things for which to be proud, and have learned a lot through the process.

One of the areas were we have not been so successful, however has been recruiting block captains. To this end, we’ve designated the Order of the Day for our June General Membership meeting as an opportunity for fostering these much needed volunteers. We have light refreshments and open discussion from the floor regarding the role and need for a healthy and vibrant group of block captains. Whether you’re already a seasoned block captain, interested in becoming one, or simply curious about what block captains do, please come share your hopes and desires for the neighborhood, and how EPX can help, as we steer ourselves through into another year.

The Board of Directors will take this opportunity to listen to members’ concerns in this moderated forum. Bring your ideas for ‘07-’08 and enjoy some tasty baked goods donated by our membership committee. We hope to see you there.

Three townwatch walks are scheduled in May:

  • May 2nd (Wednesday) at 7:00pm
  • May 16th (Wednesday) at 7:00pm [CANCELLED due to thunderstorms]
  • May 25th (Friday) at 7:00pm

All walks start at the corner of 11th and Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm.

**Walks are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays and the fourth Friday of each month starting at the corner of 11th & Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm**

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at townwatch at epcrossing dot org!!