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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. 


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!

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:

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.