Fourth Golden Apple Gala Only Weeks Away

Couples dance the night away during last year’s Golden Apple Gala

POTTSTOWN PA – The fourth annual Golden Apple Gala – a dinner, music, dancing, and entertainment fund-raiser that benefits the TriCounty Active Adult Center – is scheduled for March 4 (2017; Saturday) in the evening at Brookside Country Club, 850 N. Adams St. This year’s gala will honor Peggy Whittaker and the memory of Dr. Richard Whittaker, according to center Executive Director Brian Parkes.

“We are planning another exciting event,” Parkes said, with those who attend enjoying “some great music, and a local award-winning couple demonstrating ballroom dancing.”

Betsy Chapman will be featured on the harp, and the West Chester Swing Kings will provide entertainment after dinner. The ballroom dancing demonstration will be presented by Patti and Bill Underwood, who have been dancing together for 25 years.

The Underwoods are competitors in American Smooth and American Rhythm. They recently won the Amateur American Smooth Championship at the Ohio Star Ball, and they have also been National Senior III American 9-Dance Champions in 2007-08, 2010 and 2013.

Of the honorees, Parkes said “The Whittakers have been incredible supporters of our center, and of our community, and we are excited to be able to honor them in this way. We will be making a very special announcement at the gala that will cement their legacy of generosity and positivity in Pottstown.”

Beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a choice of entrees are included in the $130-per-person ticket price. Reservations and sponsorships can be purchased online, here, or by calling the center at 610-323-5009, Ext. 101. For more information, send an e-mail here.

An accompanying silent auction features original artwork, gift certificates, and many other valuable items.

All profits from the event support services for older adults in the Tri-County (Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties) area. The TriCounty Active Adult Center serves adults age 50 and better with programs and services including information and referral assistance, a daily lunch, exercise programs, and social activities.

Major supporters of the Golden Apple Gala include Joe and Linda Voytilla, Patient First, Thrivent Financial, BB&T Bank, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Kreibel Security, David G. Garner Esq., kultivate, Knies Insurance Group, State Rep. Tim Hennessey, Lawrence J. Gribb D.M.D., Keller Williams Realty Group, Edwards Business Systems, and O’Donnell Weiss & Mattei PC.

Photo from the TriCounty Active Adult Center