GoFourth! Festival to have larger Royal Court to help raise money

The Fourth of July Homecomeing Queens has a long history in Pottstown, but the GoFourth organizers are giving it an update. In 2014, the queens were, from left, Danielle Crowner of Boyertown, Sarah Moloney of OJR, Dana Landis of Pottsgrove and Megan Remmick of Pottstown.
The Fourth of July Homecomeing Queens has a long history in Pottstown, but the GoFourth organizers are giving it an update. In 2014, the queens were, from left, Danielle Crowner of Boyertown, Sarah Moloney of OJR, Dana Landis of Pottsgrove and Megan Remmick of Pottstown. Digital First Media Fire Photo
GoFourth organizers are getting close to having enough money to return fireworks to Memorial Park on July 4th this year.
GoFourth organizers are getting close to having enough money to return fireworks to Memorial Park on July 4th this year. Digital First Media File Photo

The second annual Pottstown GoFourth! Festival will be held on July 4, and to reach its money goal, the festival’s committee has created a new event.

The Pottstown GoFourth! Royal Court is now open to 2017 Homecoming Kings and Queens from Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Owen J. Roberts, Boyertown and Spring-Ford high schools. Participants must raise money through their own fundraising ventures. All funds are to be handed in by the end of the business day June 29 at VIST bank, 258 E. High St., Pottstown.

The King and Queen who bring in the most money will be named the Pottstown GoFourth! King and Queen. The second highest-earning King will be named the Prince, and the second highest-earning Queen will be named the Princess.

All members of the GoFourth! Royal Court will have the opportunity to ride in the 4th of July Parade, which is hosted and sponsored by the Pottstown Rotary Club.

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Court members will be crowned on stage at the Pottstown GoFourth! Festival on July 4, before the fireworks display. They will also receive two passes for VIP/reserved seating at the fireworks show and a Pottstown GoFourth! Festival gift bag.

All participants receive a Pottstown GoFourth! Festival T-shirt.

Participants are invited to an information session on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Audio Room of Pottstown High School.

Pottstown students are behind the effort. The committee is looking for the other school districts to back it as well.

Other events scheduled on July 4 include:

• Noon-8 Inflatable Rides/Attractions

• Noon-3 Grandpop Bubbles - Performance Artist/Bubble-Maker Extraordinaire

• 2-4 Fabulous Faces - Face Painting Artist

• 3-5 Wacky Patti - Balloon Artist

• 4-8 Levram the Great - Colonial Conjurer/roaming entertainer

There will also be local non-profit organization vendor, games, prizes, and giveaways throughout the day. Musicians will also be there, as follows.

• 11:30 - Andrea Nardello Band

• 1:30 - Chestnut Grove

• 3:30 - Brian Fitzy

• 5:30 - Hector Rosado & Orchestra Hache

• 7:30 - Modern Luxe

• 9:30+ (after dark) - Firework Finale by International Fireworks

The committee is still looking for donations to ensure everything happens. GoFourth! has reached $40,000 out of the intended budget.

The following businesses have donated thus far:

COMPANY AMOUNT

J & K Foam Fabricating, Inc. $500.00

Wolf Baldwin & Associates, PC $5,000.00

Vist Bank $500.00

David G. Garner, Esq. $250.00

Yergey.Daylor.Allebach.Scheffey.Picardi $250.00

Tri County Area Federal Credit Union $100.00

Tri-County Chiropractic $100.00

PA Industsrial Equipment $1,000.00

ROG Orthodontics $2,500.00

Tower Health/Pottstown Hospital $500.00

Jay Lanes $250.00

Pottstown Quoit Club $1,500.00

Sager & Sager $1,500.00

Santatoga Water Conditioning $100

O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, PC $1,500.00

Professional Pharmacy $100.00

Key Bank $1,500.00

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board $1,500.00

David Miller Esq & Connie Miller $1,500.00

Vist Bank $1,500.00

Dischell, Bartle & Dooley $1,500.00

American Heritage Credit Union $1,000.00

Pottstown Joint Veterans Council $1,000.00

Walker Troutman Funeral Home $100.00

Visiting Angels $250.00

Independence Planning Group $250.00

Dolan Law Group, LLC $100.00

ATC Group - BCM Engineers $250.00

American Business Club $500.00

Renewal By Anderson $500.00

Bause Catered Events $100.00

Keystone Ambucs $100.00

Dallas Data Systems, Inc. $500.00

Thomas L. Zeigler, PE, Inc. $100.00

Columbia Boiler Co. $250.00

Heritage Coach $250.00

Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust $2,500.00

State Representative Hennessey $100.00

Individual donations thus far:

Ann Benner $100.00

Dennis & Nancy Watson $10.00

Andrew & Sue Monastra $200.00

Andrew & Cathy Skitko $50.00

David & Caroline Sutton $25.00

You can be added to this list by making a donation.

Tax-deductible donations can be made by donating online at PottstownGoFourth.org, or by sending a check made payable to the TriCounty Community Network (TCN) and noting “Attention: GoFourth” in the memo line on the check. Checks may be sent to Pottstown GoFourth! Festival, PO Box 1362, Pottstown, PA 19464.