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Vaccinations Offered Thursday at Middle School

POTTSTOWN PA – A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being scheduled by the Pottstown School District for Thursday (Oct. 28, 2021) from 3-7 p.m. at Pottstown Middle School, 600 N. Franklin St. The event is open to the public. There is no cost to receive a vaccine, and no insurance or ID is required, promoters said. Being offered are the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up, and the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines for ages 18 and up.

Advance registration is required and can be completed online. Get registered or make an appointment here. Services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Social distancing and masking guidelines will be followed at all times. Services and resources are offered in both English and Spanish.

  • Anyone who is 12-17 years of age must have a completed and signed consent form from a parent or guardian;
  • Anyone who is 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult; and
  • Anyone who is 16-17 years of age may attend the event on their own.

When arriving at the school, look for the CATE (Community-Accessible Testing, Education) Mobile Unit parked near the bus doors. The clinic is being presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Montgomery County Office of Public Health, The Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and Latino Connection.

Create Your Own Scarecrow at Arboretum Workshop

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – A scarecrow-making workshop, a fun activity that will let your family continue its fall decorating well past Halloween, is scheduled for Nov. 7 (2021; Sunday) from 1-3 p.m. at Althouse Arboretum, 1794 Gilbertsville Rd.

The arboretum will supply all necessary materials and instructions, and its staff will be available to provide assistance. But, hey (or hay; it’s a scarecrow, after all), “feel free to bring some of your own dress up materials,” the arboretum urged. “Then take it home and show it off for the holidays,” it added.

Advance registration is required. It’ll take only 30 seconds to complete it’s online form, here, the arboretum said. The cost if $10 per scarecrow.

Spring-Ford Conducts In-Person Recruiting Fair

ROYERSFORD PA – The Spring-Ford Area School District will conduct an in-person employment recruiting event scheduled for Oct. 27 (2021; Wednesday) from 5-7 p.m. at Brooke Elementary School, 339 N. Lewis Rd. Advance registrations are requested, and can be made online here.

This event appears on The Posts’ calendar (at top).

Job candidates will have opportunities to meet with representatives from Substitute Teacher Services, General Healthcare Resources Inc., Custer’s Garage, Interstate Cleaning Corp., Advanced Protection Company, and the district Human Resources Department on-site.

Open positions including those for substitute teachers, para-professionals, bus drivers, bus attendants, food service workers, shift custodians, custodial, maintenance, and teaching positions.

Pennycuick Schedules November Veterans Lunch

GREEN LANE PA – A recognition lunch for U.S. military veterans living in the state’s 147th Legislative District, hosted by Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, is scheduled for Nov. 12 (2021; Friday) at the Green Lane Fire Company social hall, 214 Main St. The event includes a free meal, and information on services and programs available for veterans.

Those interested in attending are asked to make advance reservations by calling Pennycuick’s Gilbertsville district office at 610-323-3299 by Nov. 3 (Wednesday).

This event appears on The Posts’ calendar (at top).

Boyertown Wellness Council Turkey Trot Returns

BOYERTOWN PA – Start your Thanksgiving Day in a healthy way by bringing friends and family to the Boyertown Community Park to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run and One-Mile Walk.

Held by the Wellness Council of Boyertown, a program of the Boyertown Area Multi-Service, the Turkey Trot has become a seasonal tradition that attracts hundreds of participants. Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female, the top three winners for multiple age brackets for the 5K race, the largest family, and the person who traveled the farthest.

Many giveaways also are offered for anyone who pre-registers for either the 5K or mile fun run.

Registration on the day of the event, Nov. 25 (2021; Thursday) starts at 8:15 a.m. at the park, 417 S. Madison St. The cost is $30 for the 5K race, $25 for the one-mile fun run, and $20 for kids age 12 and younger. A virtual option also is available, but it is not included in final times, and T-shirts are not available.

This event appears on The Posts’ calendar (at top).

For those who register in advance (by Sunday, Oct. 24), the 5K race fee is only $25. Registration is required by Sunday to ensure a dry-wick shirt is available in preferred sizes. Advance registration is available online, here.

Commemorative, custom-designed participation medals will be available to the first 500 registrants. The council encourages businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to help sponsor this family event. All proceeds will be used to support community health and wellness programs.

Sponsors at the Turkey Dinner ($500 donation) level will have their logos printed on race T-shirts, and will be recognized in press releases and on social media. At the Cranberry Sauce & Stuffing ($250) level, sponsors will have logos placed on T-shirts; and at the Pumpkin Pie ($100) level, sponsors will have their name placed on T-shirts. Agree to become a sponsor online, here.

Turkey Dinner-level sponsors to date include Bally Ribbon Mills, Superior Metal Products Company, Fred Beans of Boyertown, and the Boyertown Middle School West staff.

The Boyertown Turkey Trot was started in memory of Clifford Reigner, who was an avid sports enthusiast, athlete, and long-time supporter of the Boyertown community and its sports programs. During his high school years, he earned varsity letters in football, and track and field. As a supporter of Boyertown sports, he was a member of BAFA, the Victory Mile, and the Wellness Council of Boyertown. He was instrumental in building Boyertown High’s football field and stadium.