Friday, January 24, 2014

A Window on the Past -- Literally

From left, Dan Scavello, Dr. Myra Forrest, George Wausnock, and Russ Heist, from B & G Glass, Reading, 

Work is progressing on the alumni gallery at Pottstown High School and recently, thanks to some
valuable donations, visitors literally got a window into the work being done and the history that will be on display there.

Don Moll, owner of B & G Glass, Reading PA, donated two large picture windows to the Foundation for Pottstown Education.

The windows, 14-feet long and four feet high, will offer a panoramic view into the Alumni Gallery now being assembled in the high school and organized, and funded, by the foundation.

The window was installed in the Gallery on a Friday in December, after all students were dismissed from the high school. The Alumni Gallery will open in spring of 2014 and will honor the history and alumni of Pottstown School District, founded in 1838, and currently celebrating its 175th anniversary.

The construction work is being done by Pottstown's own Scavello Restoration.

"The addition of a full length window will add to the welcoming atmosphere of the Alumni Gallery. As our students , staff and visitors pass thru the hall way they will always be reminded of the rich history the Pottstown School District has developed over the past 175 years," said George Wausnock, a Poitstown High School alum and the chairman of the committee charged with the creation of the gallery.

"Don Moll's donation brings us one step closer to being able to open the room to the public this spring," said Myra Forrest, executive director of the foundation.

If you have items you would like to donate for display or would like to give financial support, you can contact Forrest at 610-970-6616.

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