'Five Things' for Abington on Friday, April 13
What Abington needs to know for today
- The Abington Board of Commissioners OK’d an ordinance late last night prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, sexual identity or sexual expression. It also establishes a human relations commission. The ordinance passed 10-5. It appeared every resident tried to squeeze into the township’s board room. It goes into effect immediately. Check back later today for photos and video.
- Today is Friday … and it is the 13th day of the month. These things happen, people. Friggatriskaidekaphobics, watch out for ladders, black cats, mirrors … Actually, it’s probably best to just stay in the house. Not sure what friggatriskaidekaphobia is? Check this story out.
- Saturday, April 14 is the inaugural “Keep the Parade Running” 5K and 1-mile walk. Organized by Abington Township Commissioner Carol Gillespie, the 5K benefits the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association and honors the late Mike Gillespie. See the story here. The race starts at 8 p.m. at the North Penn VFW, Post 676.
- The Copper Beech PTA is holding a clothing drive Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. The organization is collecting clothes, linens, towels, shoes and small toys. Just put them in a dark trash bag. Residents may also drop off used books for the Spring Fair Book Sale.
- The second annual Familial Dysautonomia Path to The Cure Bike/Walk event will be held Sunday, April 15 at Alverthorpe Park. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. If you’re interested in riding a bike, there are tours consisting of 5, 10 and 25 miles; walkers can roam 1.7 miles or 5 kilometers. Click here to visit the event’s website; for photos and video of last year’s event, click here.
And a bonus thing ...