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Philly Spring Cleanup at Spells
March 5th, 2011

This past Wednesday, there was quite a party going on in our front yard. Our friends at the Village of Arts and Humanities hosted Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philly Streets Department for a celebration of the one-month countdown to the 4th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day.

Spells students, who had a half-day off from school, enjoyed African-Caribbean dance music and drumming by Mafalda Thomas-Bouzy, dancers from a local school, and a cookout. They also used their creative talents to craft anti-litter posters during the event.

Wednesday also happened to be the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss, so during the tutoring session that followed, we also donned Cat in the Hat hats and acted silly.

On April 2nd, Spells will be participating in the Philly Cleanup Day by doing service projects on the Village campus, so we hope you’ll volunteer to help out! Together we’ll rejuvenate this magical North Philadelphia landscape by cleaning, planting, painting, and restoring public art. After the clean-up, we’ll celebrate in true Village style with dance performances, BBQ and live music.

To get involved, please contact brenda@villagearts.org, 215-2257830.