EPNCO lists accomplishments
Updated: July 29, 2012 4:25PM
A civic organization is defined as a structure which benefits a community. Its members work together to achieve the same common goals and sponsor events for the benefit of their village.
The Elmwood Park Neighborhood Civic Organization (EPNCO) and its members, through their various endeavors, exemplify what a true civic organization is.
On March 31, we held our first annual EPNCO Local Vendor Expo at Zoar Lutheran, which showcased 37 of our local home-based businesses in town. This event was a huge success with a spectacular turnout of residents who came out to support our local vendors.
On April 29, the EPNCO completed our second annual Spring Clean Up Event in town. Several members and their children came together that day to clean and beautify the town we call home.
On May 7, EPNCO Director Philip Marcantelli presented the Village Board with a Marine Lance Cpl . Nickolas A. Daniels honorary street sign and proposed that the Village Board approve this sign to be dedicated to our Elmwood Park hero and displayed on the corner of 74th Court and Fullerton, the block where Nick’s home is located.
Thanks to Elmwood Park residents and supporters, your voice has finally been heard! After more than two years since the EPNCO originally presented the idea of a weekly farmer’s market to Village President Peter Silvestri, we now have a farmers market in town on a regular basis from spring to fall.
Once in awhile someone in the neighborhood stands out because of their selfless efforts to help others in the community. At our last general meeting, the EPNCO Board of Directors honored Nick Sciullo as the EPNCO Good Neighbor Award recipient.
In hard economic times, crime tends to go up. There had been a rash of hold-ups down Harlem Avenue. One in particular occurred a few weeks ago at the T-Mobile store on Harlem and Wabansia, and it was resolved due to GREAT police work, the EPNCO stands behind the Elmwood Park Police Department for all they do.
June 15 and 16 was the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Elmwood Park. Thanks to all that supported Team EPNCO as we raised just over $1,800. The total for the event was just over $23,000.
Thank you, Elmwood Park!
Anthony J. Del Santo
Elmwood Park Neighborhood Civic Organization