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Tradition Renewed 2015

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. 


CONGRATULATIONS QUEEN MEGAN

Megan Remick has been crowned 2014 Homecoming Queen

Here is a video courtesy of reporter Frank Otto

Here is further coverage from the Pottstown Mercury

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.

 

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!

What Will You Win?

The Nineteenth Annual Rotary Club of Pottstown Duck Race will be Saturday, July 3, 2010.  Through this project, over $260,000.00 has been raised and contributed to non-profits in the Pottstown area, including this celebration and the Relay For Life, Habitat for Humanity and American Cancer Society.

Each rubber duck is $5, and the First Prize is $1,000.00 cash, second prize is 40″ HDTV, valued at $ 1,000.00.

Ducks can be purchased at the Park, or call Parks & Rec 610-970-6608

Dozens of smaller prizes have been donated by area businesses, or shall we call them corporate sponsors.

The Pottstown Area Seniors Center will be raffling off a car.  Click their link on the side for more info.

The Show Will Go On

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:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20100610_After_veto_override__Phila__must_pay_for_parades.html

UPDATE: We appreciate all the comments at other sites!