October 16, 2013
Pottstown CARES

Pottstown Borough, School District, and The Hill School combine resources and volunteers for events on Oct 19 and 25

Volunteers from the Borough of Pottstown, The Hill School, and the Pottstown School District will combine forces to demonstrate their care for our hometown in several tangible ways in a two-part, two-day event, with separate components planned for Saturday, October 19 and Friday, October 25.

This joint CARES (Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Empowerment, and Sustainability) endeavor was conceived last spring during conversations between Borough Manager Mark Flanders, Pottstown School Superintendent Jeff Sparagana, and Hill School Headmaster Zachary Lehman. The three leaders envisioned a collaborative project that would help spruce up a designated area in the core of Pottstown while also boosting community pride and awareness about Pottstown resources.

The first part of the CARES project will be a community education and activities day on Saturday, October 19. This free information fair will occur rain or shine from 11 am to 4 pm at The Hill School, under the former outdoor hockey rink located off Beech Street near Hill's Center for the Arts. Attendees may park in the Center for the Arts parking lot. The GPS address for this location is 860 Beech Street.

The second part of the CARES project will be a clean-up day on Friday, October 25 in a targeted area of Pottstown, from High Street north to Beech Street, and Hanover Street east to Edgewood Street. (Raindate will be Monday, October 28). All 505 Hill School students as well as Hill faculty and staff; 50 Pottstown High School students and numerous faculty members; and many Borough workers and officials will be dispersed to weed, pick up trash, and complete other spruce up tasks in public spaces in the core downtown area during this day of service. A team of volunteers will also work to beautify Edgewood Cemetery. The CARES organizers estimate a total of 700 students and adults will be contributing to the clean-up during the morning of October 25.

Download the news release below for more details about both Pottstown CARES events.


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