Photos provided by Sheila Dugan
A clean-up crew hits the 200 block of Chestnut Street outside small graveyard that is home to the grave of Pottstown founder John Potts.
Saturday, June 1 saw a about 50 dedicated volunteers who braved the heat to pick up around town for the Pottstown Community Clean-Up.
Who knew there was so much brush to pick up
at Security Plaza?
At Wednesday night's council meeting, Borough Councilman Mark Gibson, who helped organize it, calledthe affair "a great success and I want to thank the community for doing an excellent job."
"Even during the heat, they showed up and they picked up," he said.
Pottstown School Board member Ron Williams, who also lent a hand, provided the following:
Bill Sharon, left, preps volunteers.
(Is that Mark Flanders
in the center without a tie? Yup.)
"I have to say, it was as successful as I could have hoped for. I estimate that we had about fifty volunteers in and around town.
The Pottstown High School football team was well represented; Board Member Andrew Keefer and I represented the School District;
The Borough government was well represented, (although a number of us were perplexed by a stranger sitting on the steps prior to getting into action who kept recognizing us, turns out that our Borough Manager out of a suit/uniform is not an easy person to identify) and Sheila Dugan brought her PDIDA group as well.
Folks from around the neighborhoods joined us and this was just at the borough hall site.
The Empire Fire Department contingent was also well represented and I have to say, it was an effort that you had to be proud about.
At noon, we invited everyone to gather at Smith Plaza, (we moved over to the Train Station for
Ron Williams, driving the pick-up. said turnout was great.
the grilling of dogs and burgers, (compliments of the Ice House, Grumpy's supplied the Raspberry Ice Tea and PDIDA provided water bottles for the thirsty).
This was a successful event because of the combined efforts of Mark Gibson, Bill Sharon, Judges Krop and Palladino, PDIDA, The Borough of Pottstown and the community that cares."