Foundation Plans 7th Gala Benefiting Pottstown Schools

POTTSTOWN PA – Programs that benefit the more than 3,200 students attending Pottstown schools are expected to receive a financial boost from the seventh annual special event hosted by The Foundation for Pottstown Education scheduled for Feb. 26 (2022; Saturday) beginning at 5 p.m. at Pottstown High School.

This event has been added to The Posts’ calendar.

All proceeds raised from the gala and an accompanying auction fund foundation grant programs that help it promote opportunities for district students. A portion of the ticket price also assists both the high school musical and its culinary arts program.

Featured during the event is this year’s district musical, “Shrek the Musical,” to be performed by district students of all grades in the high school’s Davenport Performing Arts Center.

The show, with music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film “Shrek,” along with elements of its sequels, “Shrek 2,” “Shrek Forever After,” and William Steig’s 1990 book “Shrek!” The production will again be produced by Robert Decker and directed by Christopher Sperat.

“Soirée in the Swamp” is the dinner’s theme. It will include roast beef, roast turkey, roast pork, and roasted vegetables with cheese tortellini, as well as appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Pottstown High’s culinary arts program will cater the event again this year, under the direction of Chef Stephen Irick.

Exelon Energy and Tompkins VIST Bank are Producer Level main sponsors of the event for a third year, offering their continued support of the foundation’s efforts.

Tickets for the special event are $45 per adult and $25 for children, and include the dinner and the musical. To purchase tickets call the foundation office at 610-970-6616, send an e-mail to jrusiewicz@pottstownk12.org, or visit its webpage, here, and use donor designation “2/26 Event” in the drop-down menu.

To comply with the Pottstown School District’s current COVID policies, those in attendance will be required to wear masks at all times except while enjoying dinner. The tables will be arranged in the cafeteria with social distancing protocols. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with the program and dinner beginning at 5 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m.

Graphic by Pottstown Senior High School student Maddie B, and provided by the foundation