Friday, April 10, 2015

Pottstown Celebrating the Young Child

Blogger's Note: The following was provided as a press release.

The ninth annual Pottstown Celebrates Young Children event will be held on April 18 from 1 to 3 pm.. at the Pottstown High School, 750 North Washington Street.

This free event designed for families with young children is sponsored by PEAK, Pottstown’s school readiness initiative. 

Fun family activities and resources from more than 40 community organizations along with music from D.J. Steve, What Knott Petting Farm, Smokey the Bear, Dumpo, Pipper the Clown and Rainbow the Clown, Fit for Life Obstacle course, Athlete Assessments with Rian Wallace and Goals Over Obstacles, Goodwill Fire Company, a moon bounce plus a few more surprises are planned.

This year PEAK is again partnering with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center as the main sponsor for the Month of the Young Child events. 

According to PEAK Coordinator, Mary Rieck, “We are very thankful for the partnership with Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Pottstown Celebrates Young Children is a great way to raise awareness for early education and services of the hospital, as well as an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family. We look forward to finding new ways to work with the hospital to help Pottstown’s children enter kindergarten ready to learn and achieve.” 

To date, PEAK has also received donations to support the event from J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Wegman’s, Wawa and Giant Food Stores. 

The Montgomery County Health Department will be distributing car booster seats to families whose child falls within the height and weight guidelines. Please bring your child and get your free seat!

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center Mobile Coach will also be on site for a blood drive in conjunction with the event from 12:30 to 3 pm. Please go to to register.

For more information about the April 18th event, contact Jane Bennett at or 610-256-6370.

PEAK (Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness) is a partnership between Pottstown School District and community early learning programs and agencies seeking to prepare children and families for success in kindergarten. To learn more about PEAK, visit, e-mail Ms. Rieck at or call 610-970-6655. You can also follow PEAK on Twitter @PEAKPartners and on Facebook.

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