What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Help local Laura Prell Feed 108 Families

Laura Prell has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help feed 108 families a real meal. Laura is working with the St. Peter's Church Food Bank and estimates it costs $20 to provide a family a real meal and is thus hoping to raise $2160. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. From the campaign page:

The idea of feeding 108 families a real meal with real food started a long time ago, but last year, I was reminded of this idea, when I was putting my food away after coming home from food shopping. Not everything would fit in my fridge and I was annoyed. Then I felt like someone smacked me in the face... I have too much food and it won't fit in my fridge... I am so blessed that I have never known hunger a day in my life. I knew I wanted to do something that showed how grateful I am for that. My husband and I, have always donated to food banks at the holidays, but we wanted to do more, make it more of a monthly reminder of how good we have it. We started buying $25.00 worth of extra groceries at our local wholesale club. Each time we went, it felt really good to see the food stack up in our entry way, but then I finally got around to dropping it off at our local food pantry in town. They were so grateful they invited me in for a tour of the pantry. I asked if there were things they needed? The director said, that coffee and tea are things people really love, but don't get a lot of...that stopped me in my tracks, as a new mom I can't imagine not being about to have a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. They also need simple things like flour and baking power. They also never get chicken breast or fresh veggies and fruits.

Read the full story at gofundme.com/xfyk65w and make a donation today!

Schuylkill Canal Association Gears up for 32nd Canal Day

This Sunday, June 28th, the Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting its 32nd Canal Day.

For the last 32 years people have been gathering on the last Sunday in June to support and celebrate Schuylkill Canal Park, with Canal Day. This year the Schuylkill Canal Association has added a Beer Garden that will be serving Sly Fox beer at the St. Michael’s Pavilion. Also new this year is a Civil War Camp Reenactment with tours and stories of the great conflict.

While adults will be able to enjoy a cold beer on a summer’s day, kids will remain the main focus. Fishing poles will be available for children 12 years old and under who want to participate in the Kid’s Fishing Derby between 9:30-10:00. Popular rides such as the Orbitron and the Bungee Bounce will be back again this year along with Kid’s Crafts, Games, Face Painting and Story Tellers. Kids are also welcome to help the Locktender open Lock 60 and listen to the lively narrative of the Locktender.

The Schuylkill Trail Run will start the first competition of the day. The trail run will cover five miles that includes ravines and plateaus and ends with a flat section along the river. Many have described the course as the most scenic and demanding run in Montgomery County. Registration begins at 8:00 AM at St. Michael’s Park; the run starts at 9 AM at Lock 60.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Revolutionary Puppets Coming to Phoenixville this Summer

Revolutionary Puppets, a new puppet company based out of Phoenixville, has three performances this summer, the first of which is this weekend. From their website:
Hello Revolutionaries!

We are Revolutionary Puppets, a puppet theater based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. We offer live, fun, highly interactive shows the first Saturday of every month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle in Phoenixville. Every show is a different combination of short sketches, songs, and lots and lots of audience interation.

Our shows have a little something for all ages, so come join the revolution

Shows will be held June 6, July 4 and August 1. All three will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle. Tickets are $7 per person, regardless of age, or only $25 for a family of four!

For more information, visit revolutionarypuppets.com