Friday, September 20, 2013

You're Invited

Blogger's Note:
The folks organizing the Oct. 25 clean-up in the borough's CORE district had decided to host a "Community Education Day" in advance of that event and they're inviting any and all local non-profit organizations to participate.

Here is the invitation provided by Cathy Skitko of The Hill School:

Would your nonprofit organization or community group like the opportunity to share information about your mission and activities with Pottstown residents? 

 If so, you are invited to participate in the Pottstown CARES community education day on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the former outdoor hockey rink off Beech Street at The Hill School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. 

 This CARES (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Empowerment, and Sustainability) event is being organized based on input received at a forum held at the Ricketts Center in late June. The CARES project is being organized by volunteers from the Borough, The Pottstown School District, and The Hill School.

The community day on Oct. 19 will allow nonprofits and other Pottstown-focused organizations -- ranging from arts and historical organizations to the Bloodmobile, e-waste recyclers, and other service providers -- to share literature and talk with Pottstown residents. While quite a few organizations, as well as food vendors, already have expressed an interest in participating, planners would like to invite other representatives to contact them if they would like to be represented.

The old Hill School hockey rink where
Community Education Day is planned.
Interested persons should send an email to as soon as possible so organizers can reserve space and a table. 

Please note that this is not an event where vendors (other than those providing refreshments) will be selling merchandise. It is very much a free, information-sharing opportunity.

The second part of the CARES project will be a clean-up day on Friday, Oct. 25 in a targeted area of Pottstown, from High Street north to Beech Street, and Hanover Street east to Edgewood Street.  
All Hill students and faculty as well as a large number of Pottstown High School students and Borough workers will be dispersed to weed, pick up trash, and complete other “spruce up” tasks in Pottstown’s core redevelopment area.

Very soon the planners will provide The Mercury with a more complete list of organizations that will be present for the Saturday, Oct. 19 community day. 

 In the meantime, if you want to spread the word about the good work your organization is doing in Pottstown, please contact planners via -- and residents who want to learn more about community engagement opportunities as well as services in Pottstown should plan to attend this fun event with their families and friends.

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