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Donations needed for the annual Paul “Earthquake” Moore Turkey Run

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010



Philadelphia Community Activist Paul “Earthquake” Moore, needs donations of turkey and stuffing and running enthusiasts as well, to participate in his annual run down South Broad Street and food drive, Both events are to help reduce hunger among families during the holiday season.

What started as a one man jog-a-thon 10 years ago, has become the Paul “Earthquake” Moore Annual Celebrity Turkey Run, and will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Quake, winner of the Wrice-Campbell Award for Neighborhood Safety, has asked for all Philadelphians to join him and support this effort. Deputy Police Commissioner Stephen Johnson, a longtime run supporter, will lead this year’s trek with Tia Gray and her fellow employees at Nova Care. In addition Moore will host his second annual, 24-hour food-a-thon drive the weekend before the run. Stop by, socialize and party while you donate.

The event will have live entertainment, a DJ and more in the parking lot at McDonalds, Grays Ferry Avenue, beginning at noon on Saturday, November 13 and ending at noon on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He is asking for canned food donations of all kinds to be brought to McDonald’s parking lot to add to his Thanksgiving baskets for needy residents of Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

The run route will occur the following week. It begins at City Hall, and finds its way down South Broad Street to the finish line at Broad and Pattison. “Remember our goal is to get 1,000 turkey dinners, and in order to accomplish this we need you,” Moore emphatically emphasized.

Moore needs every runner to show up with a turkey and stuffing, to help reach his goal of feeding 1,000 families in Philadelphia and Delaware counties for Thanksgiving. Monetary donations and turkeys and stuffing from those unable to run will gladly be accepted on the day of the event.

Any well wisher can mail a donation to P.O. Box 5323 Phila., PA 19142.
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Art Exhibit in Philadelphia’s City Hall

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Prints Link Philadelphia in City Hall North Portal

Wind Prints: It’s In the Air
Prints Link Philadelphia
March 8 – April 9, 2010
City Hall, North Portal
Opening Reception: March 20, 1-3 pm

Art In City Hall is pleased to present Wind Prints: It’s in the Air, March15 – April16. The exhibition by Prints Link Philadelphia will take place in City Hall’s North Portal. A reception open to the general public will be held on March 20 from 1-3 pm.

Wind Prints: It’s in the Air consists of eight banners, each eight feet by ten feet, printed by children and teens. The banners will form a canopy over City Hall’s North Portal. Wind Prints is an exhibition of Prints Link Philadelphia (PLP), an open membership coalition of community arts organizations, art centers, museums, schools and teaching artists dedicated to promote and teach printmaking to children and teens in the Philadelphia region. Founded in May 2009, Prints Link Philadelphia is the only independent project of Philagrafika Festival 2010 dedicated to printmaking by children and teens. Visit:

The nine groups and their art educator representatives are: The Attic Youth Center (Beth Pulcinella), Germantown Academy (David Love), Haverford High School (Mark Wangberg). Hill-Freeman School (Valerie Van Pham), Independence Charter School (Rachel Schaffran), Nueva Esperanza Academy (Amy Diaz Newman), Norris Square Neighborhood Project Prodigies (Cathryn Carkhuff), Philadelphia Museum of Art (Carly Wiley), and Russell Byers Charter School (Amy Jared). Wendy Osterweil at Tyler School of Art/Temple University is the PLP Coordinator.

Art In City Hall hours are 8 – 5pm weekdays, closed weekends and holidays. For more information, please contact: Tu Huynh,, (215) 686-9912.

Art In City Hall is a collaborative effort between the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and Philadelphia’s arts community. It is supported by an independent Advisory Council made up of arts professionals and private citizens. Since the program began in 1984, over 2000 emerging artists have shown their talents in the hallways of City Hall through juried group exhibitions based on specific themes. In addition to these exhibitions, the program also displays artwork from Philadelphia’s schools, other city agencies, local non-profits, and community arts organizations. For more information, visit: or join us on

City of Philadelphia,
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-686-9912
Fax: 215-686-4520

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