POTTSTOWN PA – Recent Pottsgrove High School graduate Amanda Walsh can use your help.
Walsh is this year’s school representative in the contest to name Pottstown’s Fourth of July queen, and as usual the winner will be decided by monetary ballot. Each penny donated in Walsh’s name gets her one vote closer to reigning supreme on Independence Day during the borough’s parade down High Street. The cash helps defray parade expenses.
Walsh is joined in the 2013 competition by homecoming queens Maddie Murphy from Owen J. Roberts High, and Sierra Lee from Pottstown High.
With only four days remaining until the votes get counted, the contest has intensified. Potential donors will find canisters to receive contributions for Walsh at several local businesses, and she’s also already conducted small fund-raisers at Limerick Bowl, outside Rita’s Water Ice on North Charlotte Street, and among friends.
She plans to attend West Chester University in the fall.
Although Pottstown will not conduct fireworks as part of this year’s celebration, the parade is expected to be a big draw.
Organizers report it will begin Thursday (July 4, 2013) at 10:15 a.m., at the intersection of High and Keim streets. It then heads west to end at the intersection of High and Manatawny streets. Parade floats and vehicles will muster beforehand in the Dana building parking lot on South Keim Street.