Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Coolest Block in Philly!

Bryan's company, Dow Chemical, sponsored a contest that was open to the entire city.  It was called "the Coolest Block in Philly", and people could nominate their street to win an energy-efficient "make-over" of all the homes on the block that would ultimately help to lower their utility costs

The 1200 block of Wolf Street in South Philly was chosen as the winner.
Dow is going to use their products to air seal and insulate these older  homes, as well as apply a special white, cool-roof coating that will help to cool the homes in summer.

Dow held a party to congratulate the homeowners, and we were invited!
Some of the day's highlights included a delicious meal, a face/arm painter, a live band, Rita's water ice (Bryan's and Hannah's favorite... and they even had mango!)...
games for the kids...
a swimming pool...
and a visit from the Mayor of Philadelphia, Mr. Michael Nutter.
Emma admiring her new body art.
Delaney liked hers, too!
The Mayor was extremely cordial and took time to meet and speak with everyone.
Here he is saying hello to Emma and Delaney.

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1 comment:

Grandma said...

Very cool!!!

Love,
Grandma