Some unique highlights were the tiny toys on display from the Digital Inclusion's 3D printing machine, the custom "monopoly-style" Housing game and the sidewalk chalk game hosted by Everyday Learning Play Spaces. Everyone took a brief pause from the fair to gather at the steps of Rowan House under the newly installed "HopePHL" signage to hear a few words from Board Chair, Damien Ghee who reflected on the future and positive outlook for the organization. Then, cameras came out as Peter Slavin from Ice Sculpture Philadelphia carefully etched intricate carvings into the beautiful ice sculpture dedicated to the day.
After a few children reveled in repeated trips to the snack station, the day culminated with raffles and prizes to a few who visited program tables and got bingo! HopePHL leaders thanked everyone for their participation, cleanup began and the work of sharing with the community concluded as the sun set. Thank you to all who came and shared this special moment with HopePHL, especially supporting partners from Comcast, the School District of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, TD Bank, United Health Care, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, Drexel University and TruMark Financial.
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