Do­na­tions sought for chil­dren’s hol­i­day party

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS - By Mar­ian Den­nis mden­[email protected]­tu­ry­media. com @Mar­i­anDen­nis1 on Twit­ter

After years of bring­ing joy to chil­dren for Christ­mas, a lo­cal hol­i­day project is get­ting even big­ger.

For 35 years, Jim Fry­moyer along with area or­ga­ni­za­tions and busi­nesses, have helped pro­vide a hap­pier hol­i­day sea­son for fos­ter chil­dren with their an­nual hol­i­day party.

What started out at Pottstown Moose Lodge 369 has over the years gar­nered more sup­port and been held at var­i­ous lo­cal lo­ca­tions. This year, the an­nual hol­i­day party will be held at Sun­ny­brook Ball­room with the help of the NAACP, Pottstown Chap­ter and the Com­fort Inn.

This year on De­cem­ber 15th, ap­prox­i­mately 250 chil­dren in need will re­ceive presents from Santa as well as a hol­i­day meal. Kids will be able to par­tic­i­pate in fun ac­tiv­i­ties and are el­i­gi­ble for ex­cit­ing door prizes dur­ing the an­nual party.

On Fri­day, Dec. 21, hol­i­day food boxes will be dis­trib­uted to over 150 fam­i­lies in need. A ham and turkey along with all the fix­ings will be pro­vided to en­sure a hol­i­day meal.

Food box pick-up will be at the Pottstown YMCA.

But the party and boxes would not be pos­si­ble with­out help from the Pottstown com­mu­nity. Many lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers have helped to make the an­nual event a suc­cess.

Do­na­tions have been sub­mit­ted this year from groups in­clud­ing: The Sun­ny­Brook Ball­room, Pottstown; Com­fort Inn, Pottstown; Dana Cor­po­ra­tion, Pottstown; Dana Re­tirees, Pottstown Area; Tri-County Toy­ota, Lim­er­ick; Cal­i­for­nia Clos­ets, Pottstown; Spring Ford Diner, Spring City; Cen­ter City Pizza, Spring City; Doc Rob Talamo; Scott and Liz Mc­far­land; Ice House Deli, Pottstown; Sea Star So­lu­tions, Lim­er­ick; Ho­bart’s Run, Pottstown; The Hill School, Pottstown;Lo­cal Po­lice De­part­ments, bike do­na­tions; NAACP, Pottstown Chap­ter; and Costco, Pottstown.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers can still help in time for Christ­mas by vis­it­ing one of sev­eral An­gel Trees lo­cated through­out the area dur­ing Novem­ber and early De­cem­ber. Donors can go to any of the listed lo­ca­tions and se­lect an “an­gel tag.” Then, donors can pur­chase an un­wrapped gift, in­clud­ing any nec­es­sary bat­ter­ies, and re­turn it, with the tag, to the An­gel Tree. Gifts placed at the An­gel Trees will be given at the hol­i­day party on Dec. 15.

Lo­ca­tions for An­gel Trees in­clude:

• US Axel, 275 Shoe­maker Road, Pottstown 610-3233800

• Malvern School, 538 N Lewis Road, Roy­ers­foRoad 610-792-8808

• Tan­gles Hair Sa­lon, 1542 E. Philadel­phia Ave., Gil­bertsville 610-367-2337

• Cal­i­for­nia Clos­ets, 163 Up­per Fricks Lock Road, Pottstown 610-970-0001

• The Sun­ny­Brook Ball­room, 50 N. Sun­ny­brook Road, Pottstown 484-3004681 • Dana Hold­ing Group, 1040 Cen­tre Ave., Pottstown 610-323-4200 Ext. 3

• Sea Star So­lu­tions, 640 Lewis Road, Lim­er­ick 610495-7011

• Spring FoRoad Diner, 55 E. Bridge St., Spring City 610-792-3404

• House of Beauty by Geniveve, 1153 Main St., Lin­field 484-369-8755

• The Hill School, 860 Beech St., Pottstown 610326-1000

• Kalei­do­scope An­gels, 1056 Old Swede Road, Dou­glassville 610-689-3999

• T and N Hair Sa­lon. 1220 N. Hanover St., Pottstown 610-970-1606

• Tri County Toy­ota, 15 D and L Drive, Lim­er­ick 484984-4999

Par­tic­i­pants can also help by do­nat­ing canned goods and non-per­ish­ables at three food box lo­ca­tions:

• Dana Hold­ing Group, 1040 Cen­tre Ave., Pottstown 610-323-4200 Ext. 3

• Sanatoga Phar­macy, 1630 E. High St., Pottstown 484-949-8505

• The Hill School, 860 Beech St., Pottstown 610326-1000

Vol­un­teers are also wel­come at the hol­i­day party or to help pre­pare and de­liver hol­i­day food boxes.

Con­tact James Fry­moyer for more in­for­ma­tion on do­na­tions: 484-363-0638.

FILE PHOTO

Kids watched with ex­cite­ment as a magic show was per­formed at North End Fire Com­pany dur­ing the 31st an­nual hol­i­day party for fos­ter chil­dren.

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