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100 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ph: 610-970-6500
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2014 Hometown Holidays

Pottstown’s FUNKY SANTA  5K  and 3-Person Relay

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - 9:15 A.M.

Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA. Rain, Snow or Shine!

Pre-Registration: Pre-registration entries must be post marked by Nov. 24th or completed online by Nov. 26th.
Entry Fee: $20 for the 5K or $45 per team. (Each team member runs a mile)
Race Day Registration: 7:30 - 9am.
Race Start- 9:15: Both 5K and 5K Relay will start at the same time
Fun Run: Immediately following the 5K. There is no charge for the fun run.
The Goods: Race t-shirt for all pre-registered individuals and team members.
Food and Drinks: There will be food and refreshments after the race for all competitors.
Random Prizes: Hundreds of dollars in random prizes.

Awards – Individual 5K: Overall Male and Female, 14 – Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
(Age group divisions may be lowered to every 5 yrs. based on pre-registration- The more awards the better).
Awards – 5K Relay Divisions: Male; Female; Coed; Masters (all entrants over 40); Family Under 13 (at least 1 member under 13); Family 14-17; Family Open (all members over 18); Corporate
(2nd and 3rd place teams in each division: based on every five pre-registered teams in division)

Special Prizes for the best holiday-themed costume: Individual male, female and team.

Directions: Mapquest or Googlemaps - Montgomery County Community College, 101 College Dr. Pottstown, PA 19464
Or check the website for directions: www.mc3.edu 
 
Contact us at or call Breakaway Sports at 610-775-4614.
Join our race update email list: Simply send email to .
REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.makebreak.com

2014 HILL SCHOOL COMMUNITY ICE SKATING PROGRAM

Thanks to the generosity of The Hill School, Winter Ice Skating is here again! Come out and enjoy one of Winter’s oldest traditions (The first forerunners of ice skates were invented 3000 years ago!) Please note that skate rentals are not available.
 
Hours of Operation:
Friday, December 26 12:00 - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 27 12:00 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 28 12:00 - 4:00pm
Monday, December 29 12:00 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 30 12:00 - 4:00pm
Friday, January 2 12:00 - 4:00pm 
  
NO SKATE SESSION - December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 3, and 4

Cost: $4.00 per individual

Ice Resurfacing: 2:00pm and 4:30pm
In order to maintain a safe skating environment, resurfacing times may vary. The need to resurface is dependent upon many factors: such as weather conditions, number of skaters, etc. Any decisions to resurface the ice at times other than those times posted, will be made by the Hill School Staff out of concern.

HOLIDAY ICE SKATING RULES

1. A knitted hat or beanie must be worn at all times on the ice – you will not be able to skate without one.
2. No horseplay on the ice surface.
3. Skate in a clockwise direction only.
4. No food or drink on the ice.
5. No smoking in the ice rink.
6. No street shoes allowed on the ice.
7. No climbing in the players’ boxes.
8. Parking in the upper lot off of Beech Street only (CFTA lot)! Cars will be towed, at owner’s expense, if parked in unauthorized areas.
9. Please obey the skate guards.
10. Please clear the ice promptly after each session.
11. No skating after program hours. Trespassers will be prosecuted. 

11th Annual New Year’s Day Celebration and Bonfire At Riverfront Park

Help us to ring in the New Year by joining us for a Bonfire at our scenic Riverfront Park. Take a winter stroll and enjoy the vista as we gather along the banks of the Schuylkill River. This annual get-together is growing in popularity and has fast-become an annual holiday tradition in Pottstown. An open-air bonfire, winter stroll and sing along are just a sampling of the activities planned. Make it your resolution to join us in the park. Pork Hot Dogs with Sauer Kraut, drinks and other goodies will be available to ensure that you have good luck throughout the year. These items are available for a nominal fee.

Join us at 140 College Drive for the 7th Annual, Pottstown Polar Bear Club’s – Ceremonial New Year’s Day dip in the frosty and frigid Schuylkill River. (Weather/river conditions permitting)

• Registration for the Polar Bear Swim 9:00 am – 10:00 am
• Meet and Greet Card Activity 9:00 am – 10:00 am
• National Anthem 10:00 am
• Bonfire Lighting 10:00 am
• Christmas Tree Toss 10:00 am
• Polar Bear Swim 10:30 am 
 
7th Annual Polar Bear Swim - ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’

Date & Time: January 1, 2015 10:30am (registration from 9-10am)
Place: 140 College Drive in Riverfront Park
Cost: Nothing up front – The Polar Bears will pay for it later

Other Activities include: Words of encouragement from the Mayor, Red Hot Chili Peppers (the vegetable, not the band) Canned Music, and any other odd activity we can muster.

All Polar Bears are required to sign a participation and indemnification waiver.
Now accepting participants ages 16 & 17 with adult authorization.

For Good Luck - Pork (Hot Dogs) and Sauerkraut will be available for $2.00. Hot Chocolate or Coffee for $1.00.
All participants must read and sign the attached agreement witnessed by event staff in order to participate. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before January 1, 2015 to partake in this activity. Children under the age of 16 are strictly forbidden. Youth ages 16-17 may only participate with the signature of a legal guardian witnessed by event staff. Identification will be required.

Elks Nation Free Throw "Hoop Shoot" Contest

For all girls and boys ages 8-13 (eligibility determined by age as of April 1, 2015)

Date: January 11, 2015
Time: Registration begins at 12:30pm
          Game time at 1pm
Location: Franklin Elementary School

For more information contact Susan Nace at Pottstown Elks #814 at 484-363-7150.

Ringing Rocks Skate Parties Grades 4K-5

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grades: 4K thru 2nd grades
Cost: $2.00 in advance; $3.00 at the door
$1.00 skate rental

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
Grades: 3rd thru 5th grades
Cost: $2.00 in advance; $3.00 at the door
$1.00 skate rental

Enjoy a fun filled evening with friends, classmates & parents. These special parties are held twice per school year. Advance tickets are available at Pottstown Parks and Recreation Department office located in the Borough Hall at 100 East High Street. Children may only attend the party for their age group. Remember admission for parents is free! Music/skating ends at 8:00pm. Please arrange to have your child picked up promptly by 8:15pm

FAMILY FEST 2015

Date: March 18, 2015
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: Pottstown High School
Cost: FREE with the exception of fundraising activities

Come bring the entire family out to enjoy this unique event focusing on family enrichment. Family Fest was developed to enhance, celebrate, and explore family dynamics, development, growth, and unity. Pottstown area service providers will be on hand to answer your questions and distribute information. Information booths, roving entertainment, and door prizes will be highlights of the event.

FAMILY FEST SPONSORSHIP

Family Fest is an event that places priority on promoting family unity. We are looking for individuals, businesses, and area service providers to help sponsor the 2015 Family Fest. You can help support the program by donating door prizes or by advertising in the Family Fest brochure. Last year over 500 brochures were distributed at the event! Contact Pottstown Parks and Recreation at 610-970-6618.

Prices for Patron and Business Listings are as follows:
Name Listing $15.00
Business Card Listing $25.00
Half Page Advertisement $45.00
Full Page Advertisement $80.00
Thank you in advance for supporting Family Fest 2015


Annual World War II Swing Dance

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Doors open at 7:00pm
Place: The World Renowned Sunnybrook Ballroom
1601 E. High Street, Pottstown
Music: The Swing Fever Dance Band/USO Canteen Show
Cost: $ 25.00 per person (reserved seating- 8 per table) 

Groups wishing to be seated together should register together and send one check.
Band members dressed in World War II uniforms will play the Big Band songs that carried America through the War Years. Special appearances by Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam! All attending World War II vets will be introduced and honored with a special memento. Consider dressing in vintage 1940’s clothes and military uniform to enhance the experience.
Refreshments via Ration Books at the mess tent, free K-Rations, cash bar at the Officers’ Club, discharge papers at the conclusion. Proceeds benefit Pottstown Area Senior Center.

Make check payable to: Pottstown Area Senior Center
and mail to: Bill Krause
695 N. Hanover Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

A great evening of fun, while dancing the night away! For more information, directions, or questions please contact Bill or Sue Krause at 610-323-2229. If no answer, leave message. 

PPOA Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday May 30, 2015 
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Manatawny Creek at Memorial Park
Ages: Under 12 years old
Cost: FREE

300 trout will be stocked at 8:00 a.m. in a sectioned area of Manatawny Creek. Trophies and prizes for the top two in three age groups. Door prizes and free t-shirts. Refreshments will be served for the children.
For more information call Parks and Recreation (610) 970-6608

NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Sponsored by the Pottstown Police Officers Association and Pottstown Parks and Recreation. 

Summer Adventure Camp Programs with Pottstown Parks and Recreation – Coming Soon!

We are excited to be offering another summer of quality youth programming through Parks and Recreation and Pottstown School District. Registration is available for children in Grades 4K – 6. Look for more information in the next newsletter coming to your home in May! Registration will begin 5/15/2015.

The Sly Fox Track Club and the Borough of Pottstown proudly present:
 
 Half Marathon



Pottstown Pet Fair

Thank you to all vendors and organizations that participated in the 4th Annual Pottstown Pet Fair. Next year’s pet fair will be held Saturday September 19, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Park. This event is open to any animal shelter or vendor selling animal related items. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Bill Sharon at (610) 970-6507 or