Category Archives: Pottstown

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?

Patriotic 5K Run Sponsors

Please check out the 5K run page for a listing of the CORPORATE Sponsors.  Please remember that they are helping the entire event, and for the Hill School for providing the staging area.

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:

Queens latest tally

Leading…  is Pottsgrove’s Sydney Coleman
Runner up….   Owen J Robert’s Sarah Green
Runner up….  Pottstown’s Kendra Barkasi
and Runner up…. St. Pius X’s Carena Connelly
 
11 days to go!

Wild Animals at Memorial Park

Pottstown has always had some wildlife, and Saturday July 3 will be no different.  The Red Creek Wildlife Raptor will be appearing at the park and will be bringing native Pennsylvania species and have an informative and educational display.

Rubber ducks and wild game.  One might say this is…….out of the box.

Queen Contest Heats Up

Standings announced Monday evening are Pottsgrove in the lead, followed by OJR, Pottstown, and St. Pius X.  Vote early, vote often for your favorite Queen!

Pottstown Queen Schedules Fundraisers

Kendra Barkasi, the Homecoming Queen from Pottstown High School, has scheduled a series of fundraisers.  All proceeds go for her Penny a Vote campaign for July 4th Homecoming Queen.

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!