Expect Traffic Changes For Community Day

Don’t forget the costume parade Saturday at noon during Lower Pottsgrove Community Day

SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove’s first Community Day, the Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) event that begins at 10 a.m. in the Sanatoga Village Center shopping plaza on East High Street, and which township officials promise will be packed with a wide assortment of fun things to do and see for kids and adults, also could be jammed with traffic.  That’s caused Lower Pottsgrove police to make some adjustments.

The department plans to block off a portion of South Pleasant View Road, south of East High, so traffic will be unable to enter the plaza from its east side, Manager Ed Wagner reported Thursday night (Oct. 22) during the Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Some events and exhibits will be staged there, and eliminating vehicular travel removes potential hazards, he said.

Those driving to Community Day will be required to enter and exit the plaza from its East High Street driveways only. Police and fire police are expected to be on scene to help direct motorists in and out of the area, as well as on East High. Be patient, and be careful of pedestrians and other drivers, they ask.

As for the day itself, here’s what to look forward to:

  • The best portions of the police department’s highly popular spring bicycle rodeo are returning in Community Day, Ofc. Rob Diesinger said. It will open a bicycle safety and obstacle course, and offer a courtesy check of bikes and riders. Children and their parents are encouraged to bring their two-, three-, and four-wheelers and helmets to the former K-Mart parking lot. They’ll have fun as officers teach safe riding habits.
  • The Ringing Hill and Sanatoga fire companies also will participate with displays, community information, and equipment for local residents to explore.
  • For flight fans, a Medivac helicopter unit is expected to land at noon, and open its doors for a tour.
  • Making the day even bigger is the township Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Fall Festival, which this year is re-located from Sanatoga Park. On its agenda are pumpkin decorating, games, and hay rides.
  • The festival’s annual costume parade begins at noon. Children who are interested in winning a prize for their outfits must register before it begins.

The free events will turn the plaza into a temporary playground of sorts. thanks to plenty of planning and coordination by township staffers and local sponsors.