Saturday, April 19, 2014

Their Apples Are Golden

Photos by Dave Cannard of Pinnacle Photography

Members of Elk Lodge 814 present a $1,000 donation to the Pottstown Area Senior Center.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottstown Area Senior Center Executive Director Brian Parkes.

The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center kicked off Phase II of their capital campaign with a rock and roll gala on Saturday, April 5. 

Nearly 100 people turned out for the Golden Apple Gala at Copperfields Inn in Limerick.
Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets rocked the Golden Apple Gala.

The dress was formal, but the mood was light as attendees danced the night away to the sounds of Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets.

“What a way to kick off phase II of our campaign,” said Brian Parkes, executive director of the senior center. “Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of the event.”

The gala marked the beginning of a final fundraising push by the senior center to raise an additional $750,000 to complete the renovations of their building on Moser Road in Pottstown. 

The building is the former site of the Pottstown Health Club. 

The event provided a major boost to the campaign. In addition to the money raised at the event, the Elks Lodge 814 was on hand to present a $1,000 check.

The biggest news of the evening came when Parkes announced a $100,000 matching grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation.

“Support from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation has been incredible,” said Parkes. “If you were waiting to give to the campaign – now is the time. Every dollar, or commitment, given to the center by June 30 will be matched by the Foundation, up to $100,000.”

Donations to the campaign may be sent to PASC, 288 Moser Road, Suite 1, Pottstown, PA 19464.

Once renovations are complete, the senior center will have more than 18,000 square feet of programming and office space. 

Currently, the center is offering most of its programs and services from a temporary location at the Berean Bible Church on East High Street in Pottstown.

Major supporters of the Golden Apple Gala include Keller Williams, Kiwanis, Pottstown Rotary Club, Douglas Diamonds, Sly Fox Brewery, FastSigns, Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets, CzarStar Security, Sealstrip, U.S. Axle, Wolf Baldwin and Associates, and Columbia Cottage.

The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center serves adults age 50 and better with programs and services including information and referral assistance, a daily lunch, exercise programs, social activities, and much more. 

The mission of the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center is to enhance the well-being of its members by providing services and activities that promote an independent and healthy life style. 

Brian Parkes announces a $100,000 

matching grant from the Health and Wellness Foundation.
The Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center has more than 3,400 members residing in the tri-county area. Anyone living in the tri-county area (Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties) who is 50+ years of age is welcome to join the senior center. 

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About the Foundation: The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. 

Visit for more information about the Foundation. 

Discover Pottstown area’s online community at to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life!

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