Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pick-Up or Shut-Up

You are being asked to volunteer to keep your neighborhood beautiful! 

The Borough of Pottstown will be holding a clean-up event on Saturday, June 1st from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Gathering points will be Borough Hall, 100 E. High St., and Empire Hook and Ladder, 76 N. Franklin St.

Whether you are an individual or an organization, you are welcome to participate. 

Donations of work gloves, trash bags, etc., are being accepted at the Codes Department, located on the second floor of Borough Hall. 

For more information, contact Bill Sharon at 610-310-0070 or, or Mark Gibson at 610-960-9445 or


  1. It would be interesting to know how many people who cleaned up actually live in the neighborhood.

  2. I live in the neighborhood and I can assure you that borough clean up is something we do every day. Over the past two years we thought we were making progress. This year? Giant leaps backwards.

    The tide has turned again with new rental houses, drug dealers, crazy drug doers. Like the cars that pull up for 3 minutes or less in front of a rental, they just dump their colorful little drug baggies,dirty diapers, fast food bags and who-knows-what in the crumpled up bags.

    I guess what I'd find interesting is how many big salaried managers of the borough and elected officials will clean up in this neighborhood? In years past a few show up at borough hall but, as is typical all other times of the year, are nowhere to be seen in the 1st Ward.

  3. The neighborhoods should be cleaned up by the people who live there. I've lived in Pottstown for over 40 years, and there never was organized clean ups in the North, East, or South ends. All the neighbors took care of their spot and if you did not clean up, your home sure stuck out!