Councilman Bobby Henon hosts events throughout the Northeast year-round. From his annual Fall Fest street festival as part of Philly Play to smaller community events, Bobby stays engaged and active with his neighbors.
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Join Councilman Bobby Henon, Councilman David Oh and the Guarnere family for a 'beef and beer' fundraiser for a statue in 'Wild Bill's' honor.
To RSVP, click here or call Councilman David Oh's office directly at 215-686-3452.
Who was 'Wild Bill?'
William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a South Philadelphia native, was a member of Easy Company in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army in WWII. It was in Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded in action, suffering the loss of his leg while trying to save a friend, Joe Toye.
He returned home decorated with the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. Guarnere became a popular advocate of wounded soldiers, supporter of war efforts, and wrote the book, "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story" with longtime friend and fellow veteran, Babe Heffron. He was portrayed by actor Frank John Hughes in the 2001 HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Sculptor Chad Fisher, known recently for his sculptures of NFL Films very own, Steve Sabol and for the Flyer's coach, Fred Shero, contacted the Guarnere Family to help immortalize Wild Bill with a Bronze Statue. Chad graciously offered to complete this statue charging only for the cost of the materials. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to make this possible.
With your help, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere will be around forever, in our hearts and in our minds. We hope to soon look upon a larger than life sized statue of this great man right here in Philadephia! Thank you for helping us remember this iconic hero!
photo courtesy of PlanPhilly.
While you do not have to RSVP to attend, it is appreciated!
The project is formally called the Lower Frankford Creek Watershed Brownfields Area-Wide Plan. Funding for the project has been provided to the City through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project web site is www.frankfordcreekbrownfields.com.
The Planning Commission began working on the Area-Wide Plan this spring with a team of consultants, public agencies and community representatives, including Bobby's office, Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez, and Councilman Squilla.
Please let us know if you plan to attend by signing up here or calling the Philadelphia City Planning Commission at 215.683.4653.
Join Councilman Bobby Henon, your neighbors and friends for Movies with Bobby for a complimentary lunch and screening of the Disney hit Malifecant, starring Angelina Jolie.
Reservations aren't required, but you can still let everyone know below that you'll be attending Movies with Bobby!