Hundreds of parents and neighbors pitched in at the annual Friends of Christopher Columbus Park tot lot cleanup. This year’s event was expanded to a full blown family social for kids of all ages. Boston Fire brought out Engine 8 and let the kids shoot water from the fire hose into Boston Harbor. Big Joe the Storyteller mesmerized dozens of kids with tales on the lawn. Benevento’s brought free pizza that was enjoyed by all. NEMPAC and the team from Kindercare entertained the kids with face painting and craft projects. The Parks Department helped out with the shovels, brooms, blowers, new sand and took away all the bags of trash. The event was held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Christopher Columbus Park.