‘Send Us To San Diego,’ These ‘Grove-Happy Feet Plead

POTTSTOWN PA – You should see now what you may have missed Saturday (Aug. 11, 2012).

Members of the Pottsgrove High School marching band turned out in force most of Saturday to wash cars, cook chickens barbecue-style, and offer impromptu performances in front of Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School on Buchert Road. They were raising money for a trip to San Diego CA, where they’ll perform during December as invited guests of the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl for its parade and football game half-time show.

The travel isn’t cheap, and the band must pay its own way. It needs to collect $1,800 per person for its 55 members to attend.

The players know they must be as creative in fund-raising as they are in music, so they employed any car-stopper they could conjure to attract dirty vehicles and hungry diners. Band parent and former Pottsgrove School District director Fred Remelius was on hand with a video camera, and caught footage of one such act: “The Car Wash Song And Dance.”

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