Six weeks out and the annual hand-wringing, face-palming, finger-pointing begins.
The Committee says “Oh NO! We need money!”. The Borough responds “Can’t you read?”
Read this morning’s Mercury article.
The Committee Letter.
The current committee has proved itself unequal to the task of providing this event and unifying area residents. The Official website provides no particulars on finances other than announcing fundraisers.
Instead of the committee petitioning the individual council members, why not publish the contact information of the committee members. Some may have something to say.
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Sanatoga Post Pics of 2015 parade
Mercury story and Slideshow 2015 race and parade
Mercury Video of 2015 Fireworks
Mercury Photos: Thirty-Six years of Independence Day Pictures by John Strickler July 2015
2008 Grand Marshall announced by the Mercury p.27
Mercury Announces 2015 fireworks will go off in Pottstown
Mercury details expanded July 4th program
New OFFICIAL website
With that, this, the second website of Independence Day, Ltd. has completed its’ function. This has served as the committee’s sole communication source, kept the brand alive and spurred new interest.
To our readers, thank you. Anything that has been accomplished here was for the benefit of the good people of Pottstown and Vicinity.
To the committee and its new partners: you have inherited a tradition you did not build. You are charged with staging a celebration of the Founding of the United States of America. This generation needs a lesson in civic duty, and you have a great opportunity. Cherish it.
Notice: Certain unregistered images were created for Independence Day, Ltd. and used in various advertising media.
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Pottstown Borough Council Wednesday night discussed billing the committee an additional $5,000.00 for police overtime.
We appreciate the heads up from the Mercury, (click for the story) and look forward to a solution that will maintain the security of the event, help the Borough budget, and be sustainable given the committee’s fundraising history. Latest story is here.
UPDATE: The City Council of Philadelphia voted to “emancipate” it’s parade committees from police bills. For details visit:
UPDATE: We appreciate all the comments at other sites!
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Join the hundreds of area residents who last year honored their loved ones in the military.
Complete details and application is here Field of Flags and visit our Field Of Flags page.
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
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