Pottstown’s Invited to MCCC Campus Anniversary Blast

POTTSTOWN PA – Montgomery County Community College will observe its 25th anniversary of serving the Pottstown area and the county’s western half with a celebration Thursday (April 21, 2022) from 5:30-9:15 p.m. at North Hall on the college campus, 16 E. High St. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

The event features a sandwich challenge, in which college Culinary Arts Institute students compete from 5:30-7 p.m. to make the best-tasting sandwich using mystery ingredients; a special reception from 7-9 p.m. that traces the college’s historic roots; and a free fireworks finale, MCCC giveaways, music, and free food from 8-9:15 p.m. in the borough’s Memorial Park on West King Street.

Free parking for the college events will be available at MCCC’s South Hall lot, 101 College Dr., Pottstown.

About the Student Sandwich Challenge

MCCC is partnering with Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches in Pottstown to host a sandwich competition in MCCC’s North Hall. That’s where students from MCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute will compete to make the best-tasting sandwich using mystery ingredients. Five teams of two students each will have 45 minutes to create culinary masterpieces for the judges to sample.

The judges include MCCC President Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Vice Chair Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr., and Pottstown Area Health & Wellness President David Kraybill.

Grumpy’s will list the winning sandwich on its menu for a year and will donate $2 from the sale of each sandwich to MCCC’s 25th anniversary Student Scholarship Fund. Winning students receive sandwich naming rights, a cash prize from Grumpy’s, and a free class each from MCCC. All participants will receive a Grumpy’s T-shirt, and a towel and apron from MCCC.

About the 25th Anniversary Reception

The celebration continues with a special reception held on the second floor of North Hall. Visitors will step back in time to MCCC’s early days in Pottstown through a timeline and historical display.

Therol Dix, J.D., vice president of Pottstown Campus and Educational Partnerships, President Bastecki-Perez, and MCCC Board of Trustees Chair Varsovia Fernandez will speak about MCCC’s past, present and future plans. They include the opening of the first Challenger Learning Center in Pennsylvania at the Pottstown Campus this year.

About the Community Celebration

The entire Pottstown community is invited to Memorial Park, 75 W. King Street, Pottstown, to enjoy a free fireworks finale, MCCC giveaways, music and free food.

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