Pumpkins weren’t the only items (at top) decorated Saturday, at the Lower Pottsgrove Community Day
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Attracted by bright sunshine and its accompanying warmth, as well as hours of pre-planned fun activities, cars filled with adults and children streamed Saturday (Oct. 21, 2017) into the Ringing Hill Fire Company grounds on White Pine Lane to enjoy the third annual Lower Pottsgrove Community Day. They marched in Halloween costumes, decorated pumpkins, created fall wreaths, consumed a variety of treats, and oooed-and-ahhed at a large display of fire trucks, police vehicles, and ambulances.
Dozens of pumpkins were available for the taking from the township’s fenced-in patch (above), and kids and their parents relied on an assortment of paint colors and appliques to individualize their choices. When they’d had enough of one activity, several others beckoned to occupy their time. One popular attraction (below) was a guided tour of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department van, in which young visitors could turn on the emergency lights, blow the siren, and receive a medal for their efforts.
Township staff members working community day booths ensured the event was about more than just spookiness. Visitors were encouraged to celebrate nature’s beauty by crafting their own fall wreaths (above at left), and enjoying someone else’s creative baking with a mouthful of soft pretzel (at right). Those who felt lucky they could select a lollypop (below) and potentially win a prize, handed out by Jane Smale of the finance office.
There were costumed creatures everywhere, ready to participate in the township’s contest for the holiday’s best-dressed. Among those populating the place were a crimefighter, a firefighter, a dinosaur, and flower power.
Photos by The Post Publications