Pottstown Resident Organizes Manor Petition Drive

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown resident, community volunteer and activist Bill Sharon isn’t willing to let Pottsgrove Manor go without a fight.

The manor, one of several historic sites owned and operated by Montgomery County and the restored former home of Pottstown founder John Potts, is being threatened with closure because of the county’s 2012 budget squeeze. The county is facing a multi-million dollar deficit, and commissioners have proposed shuttering its historic sites as one way to cut spending. Sharon isn’t about to let that happen, if he can help it.

On the Roots of Pottstown Revitalization blog Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2011), Sharon called for volunteers to help him staff a table Sunday (Dec. 11) from 2-8 p.m. at the manor on West King Street, Pottstown PA, and collect signatures on petitions opposing the closures. Yes, there’s only a few days to organize the effort, Sharon conceded, but said he’s nonetheless “looking for people at this late date to help me.”

Volunteers likely would work only hour-long shifts. Those interested can call Sharon at 610-326-7183.

A similar petition is available for signing during regular business hours at the Gallery On High, 254 High St., Pottstown.

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