Karen Johns, who was responsible for bringing the fireworks to Phoenixville in 1999 when she served on the council, to see if she could raise the money privately so that the show would continue. Johns formed a Fireworks Committee who have started a Bucks for Bangs campaign. For more information on how you can help, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/PhoenixvilleFireworks. For those of you not on Facebook, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Thursday, November 29th, the Borough is holding a 'brainstorming session' in which plans for Melchiorre Park will be discussed with its park planning consultants. The event will be held at the High School and will begin 7pm. For those of you who do not know about Melchiorre Park (of which I am included, even though I apparently live across the street from it), it is a 23 acre park located south of High Street on the land between it and French Creek. It appears, based on the drawing on the Borough home page , to be the land that is next to Westridge Village and across the street from the new Northridge Village community. As part of the meeting, the consultants will 'provide a brief background of the project and present a pre-final master plan for the park'. Source: Phoenixville Borough Website