CANCELLED – Friends of the Wissahickon’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – 1/21
PHILADELPHIA—Jan. 18, 2019 – Due to frigid weather forecasted for Monday, Jan. 21, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) has cancelled its fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the historic Thomas Mansion in Germantown. It will be too cold for volunteers to safely and comfortably work outside from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m clearing invasive plants, so FOW has rescheduled the activity to Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Details will be posted at fow.org.
Friends of the Wissahickon’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – 1/21
Help Keep an Historic Mansion Beautiful
f you’re looking for a way to get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, consider helping Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) in its ongoing grounds work project at the historic Thomas Mansion in Germantown on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thomas Mansion was built in 1869 by George Clifford Thomas and his wife Caroline Sheetz. The property, which once boasted beautifully landscaped gardens and a green house, needs lots of regular maintenance to keep from becoming overgrown.
For the fifth consecutive MLK service day, FOW is seeking volunteers to help clear overgrown invasive plants along the mansion’s driveway.
“Dr. King once said, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” By volunteering at Thomas Mansion, we will be giving back to our park, all the plants and animals that rely on it to live, and everyone who loves using it,” said Maura McCarthy, FOW’s executive director.
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