GoFourth! Fes­ti­val to have larger Royal Court

Fundrais­ing con­tin­ues to help bring back fire­works to fes­ti­val

The Community Connection - - LOCAL NEWS - By Mon­ica Sager msager@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com

The sec­ond an­nual Pottstown GoFourth! Fes­ti­val will be held on July 4, and to reach its money goal, the fes­ti­val’s com­mit­tee has cre­ated a new event.

The Pottstown GoFourth! Royal Court is now open to 2017 Home­com­ing Kings and Queens from Pottstown, Potts­grove, Owen J. Roberts, Boy­er­town and Spring-Ford high schools. Par­tic­i­pants must raise money through their own fundrais­ing ven­tures. All funds are to be handed in by the end of the busi­ness day June 29 at VIST bank, 258 E. High St., Pottstown.

The King and Queen who bring in the most money will be named the Pottstown GoFourth! King and Queen. The sec­ond high­estearn­ing King will be named the Prince, and the sec­ond high­est-earn­ing Queen will be named the Princess.

All mem­bers of the GoFourth! Royal Court will have the op­por­tu­nity to ride in the 4th of July Pa­rade, which is hosted and spon­sored by the Pottstown Ro­tary Club.

Court mem­bers will be crowned on stage at the Pottstown GoFourth! Fes­ti­val on July 4, be­fore the fire­works dis­play. They will also re­ceive two passes for VIP/re­served seat­ing at the fire­works show and a Pottstown GoFourth! Fes­ti­val gift bag.

All par­tic­i­pants re­ceive a Pottstown GoFourth! Fes­ti­val T-shirt.

Pottstown stu­dents are be­hind the ef­fort. The com­mit­tee is look­ing for the other school dis­tricts to back it as well.

Other events sched­uled on July 4 in­clude:

• Noon-8 In­flat­able Rides/At­trac­tions

• Noon-3 Grand­pop Bub­bles - Per­for­mance Artist/ Bub­ble-Maker Ex­traor­di­naire

• 2-4 Fab­u­lous Faces Face Paint­ing Artist

• 3-5 Wacky Patti - Bal­loon Artist

• 4-8 Levram the Great Colo­nial Con­jurer/roam­ing en­ter­tainer

There will also be lo­cal non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ven­dor, games, prizes, and give­aways through­out the day. Mu­si­cians will also be there, as fol­lows.

• 11:30 - An­drea Nardello Band

• 1:30 - Chest­nut Grove • 3:30 - Brian Fitzy

• 5:30 - Hec­tor Rosado & Orches­tra Hache

• 7:30 - Mod­ern Luxe • 9:30+ (af­ter dark) Fire­work Fi­nale by In­ter­na­tional Fire­works

The com­mit­tee is still look­ing for do­na­tions to en­sure ev­ery­thing hap­pens. GoFourth! has reached $40,000 out of the in­tended bud­get.

The fol­low­ing busi­nesses have do­nated thus far: COM­PANY AMOUNT J & K Foam Fab­ri­cat­ing, Inc. $500.00 Wolf Bald­win & As­so­ci­ates, PC $5,000.00 Vist Bank $500.00 David G. Gar­ner, Esq. $250.00 Yergey.Day­lor.Alle­bach.Sch­ef­fey.Pi­cardi

$250.00 Tri County Area Fed­eral Credit Union

$100.00 Tri-County Chi­ro­prac­tic $100.00 PA In­dust­srial Equip­ment $1,000.00 ROG Or­thodon­tics $2,500.00 Tower Health/Pottstown Hos­pi­tal $500.00 $250.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00

$100 $1,500.00

$100.00 $1,500.00 Jay Lanes

Pottstown Quoit Club

Sager & Sager

San­tatoga Wa­ter Con­di­tion­ing O’Don­nell, Weiss & Mat­tei, PC Pro­fes­sional Phar­macy

Key Bank

Val­ley Forge Tourism

& Con­ven­tion Board $1,500.00 David Miller Esq & Con­nie Miller $1,500.00

Vist Bank $1,500.00 Dis­chell, Bar­tle & Doo­ley $1,500.00 Amer­i­can Her­itage Credit Union$1,000.00 Pottstown Joint Vet­er­ans Coun­cil

$1,000.00 Walker Trout­man Fu­neral Home $100.00 Vis­it­ing An­gels $250.00 In­de­pen­dence Plan­ning Group $250.00 Dolan Law Group, LLC $100.00 ATC Group - BCM Engi­neers $250.00 Amer­i­can Busi­ness Club $500.00 Re­newal By An­der­son $500.00 Bause Catered Events $100.00 Key­stone Am­bucs $100.00 Dal­las Data Sys­tems, Inc. $500.00 Thomas L. Zei­gler, PE, Inc. $100.00 Columbia Boiler Co. $250.00 Her­itage Coach $250.00 Cole­brook­dale Rail­road Preser­va­tion Trust $2,500.00 State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Hen­nessey $100.00

In­di­vid­ual do­na­tions thus far: Ann Ben­ner

Den­nis & Nancy Wat­son An­drew & Sue Monas­tra An­drew & Cathy Sk­itko David & Car­o­line Sut­ton

$100.00 $10.00 $200.00 $50.00 $25.00

You can be added to this list by mak­ing a do­na­tion.

Tax-de­ductible do­na­tions can be made by donating on­line at PottstownGoFourth.org, or by send­ing a check made payable to the TriCounty Com­mu­nity Net­work (TCN) and not­ing “At­ten­tion: GoFourth” in the memo line on the check. Checks may be sent to Pottstown GoFourth! Fes­ti­val, PO Box 1362, Pottstown, PA 19464.

DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA FIRE PHOTO

The Fourth of July Home­come­ing Queens has a long his­tory in Pottstown, but the GoFourth or­ga­niz­ers are giv­ing it an up­date. In 2014, the queens were, from left, Danielle Crowner of Boy­er­town, Sarah Moloney of OJR, Dana Lan­dis of Potts­grove and Me­gan Rem­mick of Pottstown.

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