Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Volunteers to beautify park in Tacony

Volunteers to beautify park in Tacony


  A park in the Tacony section of Northeast Philadelphia is set to get a major makeover this weekend with the help of Comcast, the Food Network, the City of Philadelphia and others.

Volunteers, including many Comcast workers, will plant 24 trees and paint fencing, benches and a storage shed at Disston Park at 6600 Keystone Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Food Network will donate a "Good Food Garden," an educational garden that offers children and their families hands-on experience and inspires healthy eating habits. Food Network chef Jose Garces and other guests will attend the garden's dedication at 11 a.m.

The program is part of the 9th Annual Comcast Cares Day, a day in which more than 55,000 Comcast workers and their families take part in projects around the country.

John Demming, a spokesman for Comcast said the annual event is "one of the favorite days for employees in the company. It's our way of giving back to the communities we serve."


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