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Shurr Happy With Tuesday's Effort

Gabby Shurr at work Tuesday night in McDonald's Restaurant.

Homecoming Queen contender Gabby Shurr at work Tuesday night in McDonald's Restaurant.

POTTSTOWN PA – Hungry voters showed plenty of support Tuesday for Gabrielle “Gabby” Schurr.

Although final dollar totals aren’t yet known from Schurr’s efforts last night (May 19, 2009) to raise funds that benefit Pottstown’s Independence Day celebration, her mother, Roxanne, proclaimed the night “a success” in an e-mail to The Sanatoga Post.

Shurr is the Pottsgrove High School candidate competing against others from Pottstown, Owen J. Roberts, and St. Pius X high schools for the title of Pottstown’s July 4 homecoming queen. The winner of the annual competition is decided by which candidate raises the most money to help offset the costs of the borough’s multi-day holiday celebration.

The non-profit Pottstown July 4th Committee, which sponsors the contest and is responsible for the borough’s Independence Day observance, hopes to raise $40,000 in donations this year.

The McDonald’s Restaurant at 1428 E. High St., owned by local residents Marcia and Bruce Graham, pledged a portion of proceeds from its sales during the night would be donated in Shurr’s name to her Penny-A-Vote campaign to win the queen’s crown. Staff members behind the counter there “were the nicest people,” Roxanne Schurr said.

That’s where visitors found Gabby, too; behind the counter, working to wait on friends and others who turned out in support. “She really enjoyed herself,” her mother reported.

Photo by Roxanne Schurr

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