Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fumo boosts South Philly fund-raiser

The former senator, awaiting the start of his prison sentence, matched the donations to save a South Philly fountain.

Fumo boosts South Philly fund-raiser

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Fumo (right) with Councilman Frank DiCicco.
Fumo (right) with Councilman Frank DiCicco.

More than 150 residents turned out Tuesday night at the Tasker Street Fountain for a fund-raiser to keep up the landmark at the crossroads of 11th Street, Tasker Street and Passyunk Avenue.

Among the attendees at "Save the Fountain" was former State Sen. Vincent Fumo, who next month is to start serving his prison sentence for corruption, and his fiancee, Carolyn Zinni, whose mother and sister own the clothing boutique Mia on the Avenue.

Organizers raised $4,500 from ticket sales. Fumo announced when he arrived that he would match whatever was raised (up to $5,000), so the evening raised $9,000. The goal was $2,500.

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