Monday, February 20, 2017

Still Time to Get Tickets for the Golden Apple Gala

Photo Courtesy of TriCounty Active Adult Center.

The 2016 Golden Apple Gala

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the TriCounty Active Adult Center.

The fourth annual Golden Apple Gala is less than one month away. This event raises money for the TriCounty Active Adult Center as they work to support older adults in the greater Pottstown region.

“We are planning another exciting event,” said Brian Parkes, executive director of the center. “Attendees will be treated to some great music, and we have a local award-winning couple demonstrating ballroom dancing.”

This year the event will honor Peggy Whittaker and the memory of Dr. Richard Whittaker.

 “The Whittakers have been incredible supporters of our center, and of our community, and we are excited to be able to honor them in this way,” said Parkes. “We will be making a very special announcement at the Gala that will cement their legacy of generosity and positivity in Pottstown.”

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown. Betsy Chapman will be featured on the harp, and the West Chester Swing Kings will provide entertainment after dinner. 

Bill and Patti Underwood have been

dancing together for 25 years.
A ballroom dancing demonstration will be presented by Patti and Bill Underwood, who have been dancing together for 25 years. The Underwoods are competitors in American Smooth and American Rhythm. 

They recently won the Amateur American Smooth Championship at the Ohio Star Ball., and they have also been the National Senior lll American 9-Dance Champions in 2007-08, 2010 & 2013.

Beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a choice of entrees are included in the $130 per person ticket price. 

 Reservations and sponsorships can be purchased at, or by calling the center at 610-323-5009 x101.

The silent auction features original artwork, gift certificates, and many other valuable items.

All profits from the event will support services for older adults in the tri-county area, including a free daily lunch, professional assistance from trained staff, and exercise and social programs that help keep seniors active and independent.

Major supporters of the Golden Apple Gala include Joe & Linda Voytilla, Patient First, Thrivent Financial, BB&T, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Kreibel Security, David G. Garner, Esq., kultivate, Knies Insurance Group, State Representative Tim Hennessey, Lawrence J. Gribb, D.M.D., Keller Williams Realty Group, Edwards Business Systems, and O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, PC.

The TriCounty Active Adult 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 TriCounty Active Adult Center is to enhance the well-being of older adults by providing services and activities that promote an independent and healthy life style. 

The TriCounty Active Adult Center has nearly 2,500 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 center. Learn more at

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