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Video and Pics From Parade

Courtesy of the Mercury

PIctures of Runners in the 5K courtesy of Tom Carroll

Pictures from the Mercury that you can buy

Storify coverage of the Parade.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Second year without Fireworks in Pottstown borough.  Many opinions have been offered, and some sincere folks made a Power Point slideshow. Four queen contestants have worked hard to reverse this situation.

Please express your sincere wishes, and SHARE this poll.  Keep the comments clean.  This will serve as a testament of your commitment to your town.

The results will be posted next week, and offered to local media.

 

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Many harken back…

Many harken back to the former times of prosperity in Pottstown and offer no solution for the present, according to Sparagana.

“The Pottstown of 40 years ago isn’t existing anymore,” Sparagana said. “So we have to take from what we have learned in that period and take the benefits of what have come from that period and move forward in the 21st century. And some people don’t want to do that. They become apathetic because of it.”

Front page story today.  

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Limerick Fireworks

Township Police Will Assist On An ‘Explosive’ Night

SANATOGA PA – When July 4 (2014; Friday) fireworks go boom-boom-booming above the heads of thousands of area residents gathered to see them at Waltz’s Golf Farm, 303 W. Ridge Pike., Limerick, a contingent of Lower Pottsgrove police officers will be among those on hand to ensure the expectedly explosive night remains otherwise peaceful and orderly.


The township Board of Commissioners has authorized officers of its department to again assist Limerick police that night in dealing with the mass of people and vehicles that assembles around Waltz’s to celebrate Independence Day. The family-operated entertainment and sports complex sponsors a fireworks show each year, and the viewing audience has become larger as fireworks have been discontinued in other municipalities.

“It’s a large crowd with heavy traffic, and that’s where we’ll be needed,” Lower Pottsgrove Chief Michael Foltz told commissioners, in explaining he wanted to agree to the assistance request made by Limerick Chief William Albany. Board members unanimously concurred during their May 22 meeting.

Fire police volunteers from the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill companies also will render assistance, Foltz said.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 22 meeting):

Pasted from <http://sanatogapost.com/2014/06/04/township-police-will-assist-on-fireworks-night/>

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2014 5K Race details

Winners Will Be Posted

After we have them all in!  All info has yet to arrive.

Click here to see a video from our friends at WZAR.

Credit Cards Donations Being Accepted

Many people have asked if they can contribute via credit/debit card.  Any donation will help, and all will be acknowledged on our Honor Roll.

Please call Pottstown Parks & Rec at 610-970-6608 and they will accept your payment over the phone.  That was easy!

Red, White & Code Blue Alert!

Our friends at Code Blue and Positively Pottstown! have teamed up to run a 50/50 raffle at Memorial Park on Saturday July 3.  2 lucky winners will split 50% of the pot with the remainder going to the July 4th committee.  Tickets will be available near the sound booth where we will be selling the souvenir caps, daily number calenders, and the Senior Citizen car chances.

What will you win?

Souvenir Caps!

A long time ago, the committee wanted to honor the Little League’s All-Star game players with official July 4th caps.  In 1985, the committee started selling them to the public.  Over the years they have become a treasured collectible.  The original price of $5.00 is still kept, to allow the most a chance to help the committee raise funds.  They are purchased directly from the manufacturer to maximize the profit, just like Wal-Mart.  You may purchase at Memorial Park on Friday, July 2, or along the parade route on Saturday, July 3.  The chances of getting one of these after the parade is slim.  Here is this years’ edition:

Code Red, White & Blue Alert!

Thanks to our friends at the Pottstown Mercury, our revamped website will be full of information on this years’ event.  Please bookmark, or click this link to subscribe to our RSS feed for even faster updates.

Our 2010 event is scheduled for Friday, July 2 and Saturday July 3, 2010.

For inquiries, please contact

Eileen Schlegel, Director of Pottstown Parks and Recreation

610-970-6608