It Takes a Community Effort

The Friends of the Phillips Street Play Area are holding their first planning meeting of 2012 at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Thursday, March 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.

If history is the judge of what and how the PSPA will rally its forces to improve the playground for the coming season, then 2012 will be another reason to host a variety of events such as those held last year.

Last year, The Friends of the PSPA hosted a spring book and bake sale, a multi-week “Picnic in the Park” series and a Fall Harvest Festival that was very well attended.

The picnics were especially popular and featured jazz, an ice cream social, a musical performance by JeffJams, the MAD SCIENCE workshop and a family favorite, Tilly the Clown.

All those events were offered free to the public by the PSPA.

General fundraising and grants provided the funding for additional plantings and to provide new fencing and general upkeep for the playground.

Cindy Sullivan, the outreach coordinator for the PSPA said the organization is looking, as always, for those who wish to volunteer their time to make the playground everything it can be.

Ms. Sullivan asks that those wishing to help out with programming, operations, fundraising and landscaping should call her at 617-785-9458.

The Phillips Street Play Area is a gem because a host of volunteers are dedicated to  keeping it that way.

The PSPA is one more reason Beacon Hill remains such a people/children friendly neighborhood.

All those who use the Phillips Street Play Area should make an attempt to attend the March 15 meeting.

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