Schwenksville Community Day returns for its ninth year
SCHWENKSVILLE PA – During just five hours on May 6 (2017; Saturday), Schwenksville area residents will be treated to five musical performances, meet the artist behind the borough’s new mural project, enjoy three additional family entertainment acts, pet domestic animals in a special zoo, ride a zip line, eat great food, visit the booths of area vendors and crafters, and play games.
It’s all part of the ninth annual Schwenksville Community Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow Park (behind the fire house), 300 Main St.
“Last year’s event was a great success,” Schwenksville Borough Activities Committee member Bonnie Eckenrode noted. She and her committee colleagues have been working hard for months to ensure the rain-or-shine event is among the most memorable ever. Local business owners also have been important contributors to the planning, she added.
What’s on the schedule? Lots to see, do, hear and taste
The day is scheduled to kick off with an opening ceremony by Patriotic Order Sons of America Camp 387, the non-profit organization that also conducts a flag retirement ceremony held in the park during June. The ceremony at the flag pole will include raising the United States flag, and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Hand-clapping, foot-stomping music gets under way immediately thereafter. Featured performers include the:
- Dubstep and Fall Band, with classic, southern and country rock, and Hound Dogs, with ’60s rock and rhythm and blues, performing at the stage tent from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
- Schwenksville and Skippack elementary schools’ orchestra from noon to 1 p.m. at the pavilion;
- Bluegrass music from Ted The Fiddler from 1-3 p.m. at the stage tent; and
- Local talent showcased in The Power Hour, from 2-3 p.m. in the pavilion.
Looking for family entertainment? At Schwenksville Community Day look forward to:
- “Frogs,” a Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy kids’ program, from 11-11:30 a.m. at the pavilion;
- A chance to meet urban landscape artist Teresa Haag, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the pavilion, as she works on and explains the new borough mural being installed on Main Street;
- Magician Ari Paul Felber, as he offers a full magic show from 1:15-1:45 p.m. at the pavilion; and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m. on the park grounds as he strolls through crowds.
In addition, Schwenksville Community Day visitors can:
- Stop by and see furry and feathered friends populating the What-Knott Farm Petting Zoo;
- Ride the Philadelphia Mobile Zip Line amusement;
- Play in the bounce house and on the slide;
- Squeeze in a game at the drop-in volleyball area;
- Marvel at the products of local vendors and regional crafters; and
- Chow down on hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and a variety of other specialty foods.
Proceeds from the day are used to fund the borough’s Summer Concert Series. Its programs will be scheduled during June, July and August, also in the park.
Schwenksville Community Day is organized by the committee, and sponsored by Advanced Disposal Services Inc. along with many local businesses and organizations. For more information call Gail Philips at borough hall, 610-287-7442, or see the “Events” page on the borough website, here.
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