SANATOGA PA – He won’t take an oath of office as incoming Lower Pottsgrove commissioner for a couple of weeks yet, but Shawn Watson is already putting his own stamp on that job. At Watson’s suggestion, the township has organized a food drive to benefit the pantry at the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, and is collecting public donations through next Friday (Dec. 20, 2013) in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd.
The time frame for collections is tight; the 18-day drive was launched Dec. 2 (Monday) with an announcement by Manager Ed Wagner during the commissioners’ meeting. Even so, board members considered, any and every can, box or container contributed will be valuable in helping someone in need … maybe township residents among them.
Wagner credited Watson, who was elected to the board in November and who will be seated in January, for inspiring the drive based on his own company’s experiences with such efforts. Watson’s firm, Tri-State Kitchen and Bath Inc. of Limerick, has held several successful food drives in years past benefiting both the cluster and the pantry at Open Door Ministry in Royersford.
“I’ve always believed in giving back to the community,” Watson said, “and this is one way to do it.”
Canned goods and non-perishable items will be received inside the municipal building during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at the township police station on the building’s north side when it is open or when officers are available.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Dec. 2 meeting):