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Bridge Open, Ready For SunnyBrook SummerFest

SANATOGA PA – The formerly fallen vehicular bridge from Sunnybrook Road over Sprogel’s Run into the parking lot at SunnyBrook Ballroom has been replaced and re-opened, only a month after a 50-ton crane fell through while crossing it and caused the structure to collapse.

The work, which a SunnyBrook press release said had been expected to take significantly longer, was fast-tracked by its contractor, Kinsley Construction of Wyomissing PA. Additionally, Lower Pottsgrove officials won thanks from SunnyBrook President Chuck Gulati for “responsiveness and support (that) was instrumental in getting the bridge reopened so quickly.”

“Kinsley Construction knew the importance the bridge had to our business, and they did everything in their power to complete the rebuild as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can’t thank them enough,” Gulati added.

The rebuild couldn’t come a moment too soon. The bridge entrance is anticipated to play an important role in a new, annual, and free-to-the-public event at the ballroom, called SunnyBrook SummerFest. It’s scheduled to be held July 29 (2017; Saturday) rain or shine from noon to 8 p.m. on the grounds, 50 Sunnybrook Rd.

Sponsored in part by Sly Fox Brewing Company of Pottstown, and with some proceeds benefiting the Pottstown Police Athletic League, SummerFest is envisioned as a “family-friendly music festival featuring refreshing Sly Fox brews, delicious SunnyBrook food, and fun and games the whole family can enjoy,” its promotional material indicates.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

The day’s musical program includes:

  • Whiskeyhickon Boys, performing from noon to 3 p.m.;
  • Solo acoustic artist John Valerio, from 3-5 p.m.; and
  • The Sofa Kings, described as a “high-energy 10-piece band from Southeastern Pennsylvania” covering “dance music, Motown, rhythm and blues, classic rock, and current hot tunes, from 5-8 p.m.

For kids, SummerFest will feature a moon bounce, cornhole games, The Art Bus, and a face painter. Adults can enjoy popular Kan Jam disc game courts that Sly Fox will set up for leisurely entertainment.

Graphic from SunnyBrook Ballroom

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