Congratulations to the friends group, which took in about 200 more votes than Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary out of more than 12,000 votes cast.
We reached out to the group this morning to find out what they intend to put the money toward, but haven’t heard back yet.
Of course, this largesse comes via HughE Dillon of Philly Chit Chat, who we bet $500 earlier this year about whether a Wegman’s was coming to Bart Blatstein’s proposed development at Broad and Washington. It’s not.
And though Jackson took home the prize, please don’t forget about the other worthy groups that were in the running: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, South Philly Food Co-op, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association.