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Township Community Day Fun, Basked In Sun
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
Pottsgrove Students Chased Away Spookiness
THEY KEPT THE NIGHTS FUN AND SAFE – Dozens of Pottsgrove High School students (below), who are members of its Spark The Wave organization, spent Friday and Saturday nights (Oct. 13-14, 2017) ensuring visitors to Althouse Arboretum in Upper Pottsgrove had a safe and enjoyable time during its annual family night hikes. The hikes are the arboretum’s most popular events, during which participants “can walk through candle-lit trails to storytellers, then end the evening with marshmallows and (a) bonfire,” it said. Additional games and children’s activities (at top and bottom) were offered at the arboretum pavilion. Parents enjoy the hikes as an “alternative to traditional Halloween activities,” according to the arboretum Facebook page.
Photos from Spark The Wave-Pottsgrove via Facebook