Shadfest 2012 Recap

Thanks to the 5,000 people who attended Shadfest and made it a great day in the park. Special thanks to Shadfest Director and Friends Board Member Kristine Kennedy for her hard work in putting together a great lineup of food, bands and fun.

Also, special thanks to the Penn Treaty Special Services District, Fishtown Beer Runners, Eagle One Credit Union, Hahnemann Hospital, Third Federal Savings, Andersen Windows and the Philly Roller Girls for their generous sponsorships.


Congratulations to the winners of our Protect the Delaware River Essay Contest for local schools. Each of the following students wrote an essay between 500 and 1000 words emphasizing the importance of a clean Delaware River.

Glaneysha Navarro – LaSalle Academy

Ahmad Ibrahim – Kensington CAPA High School
Justin Acevedo
Sabrina Torres
Ashley Vargas
Darius Kirk-Teagle
Imareliss Lopez
Jasmine Acevedo
John Mccreery
Taisha Martinez

Olivia Wnek – St. Laurentius School
Brendan Steinbrecher
Kevin McGinley
Annemarie Grauwickel
Eric Hartley
Emily Johnston
Alex Fox
Alexandra Dinoulis


Congrats to Match Remodeling captained by Friends Board Member Dave Posternak for taking home the title in the 2nd Annual Shadquizzo Championships.


Congratulations to George Gurney and Nick Merson, age 5, for winning the Fishtown Fishing Derby. George caught 6 fish including a foot-long catfish. Nick caught a 12-inch eel.