EPX was awarded a grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund in the amount of $2500.00 to be used for support of our ongoing programs. These programs are in keeping with our educational and charitable work as a 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt organization. The grant was awarded on July 1st and we received written notification just this week, however we are still awaiting the check. Special thanks to D’Arcy Webb, our Recording Secretary who edited the application and to Millie Ruffino, our Treasurer who will serve as grant administrator with co-chair and application author Joseph F. Marino.

In addition to children from our neighborhood bringing and swapping books at our September 15th event, no child leaves empty handed: EPX has received a summer book grant from Scholastic, Inc., the mega-corp that produces many of the award winning books for kids, including some books about a young wizard with a lightening bolt scar.

We’re also happy to welcome back Buckles the Clown who will read during the swap. After story time, and in addition to swapping books and eating a free healthy snack, kids will be able to take home a free new book! (Quantities are limited and titles are subject to change. Books are given on a first come first served basis.)

Previously read books, for the swap, are being provided by our pals at the Friends of the Free Libray of Philadelphia. See you Saturday, September 15th from 11a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Nick’s School Hall. Excelsior!

(Sponsored by the EPX Zoning and Planning Committee)