Susquehanna Bank presented a $5,000 check to the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation on Friday to sponsor Collegeville Borough’s first Community Day in five years.
The event will be held on April 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Ursinus College, and will reflect a close partnership between CEDC and the college.
“After a hiatus of five years, we are bringing back and re-energizing our Community Day event,” said Rachael Morrison, Executive Director of the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC). “Many of our residents are unaware of the wonderful cultural arts opportunities on the Ursinus campus, and this event will bring them up close and personal with the life of our vibrant campus right here in the center of Collegeville.”
The event will include performances by the Ursinus College Dance Company, Ursinus Jazz Ensemble, the a capella singing Baritones and b’Natural,s as well as a performance from the Community Music School ad the Collegeville Dance Depot.
Residents can learn about the artwork on the Ursinus campus with a guided campus tour, and can create art of their own with the second Chalk it Up! Sidewalk Art Contest.
College sports will also be on the agenda – men’s tennis and women’s lacrosse – and the Ursinus College Environmental Action group will provide Earth Day activities.
“Ursinus College is delighted to partner with CEDC in hosting this year’s Community Day,” said Ursinus College President Bobby Fong. “We look forward to welcoming our fellow Collegeville citizens to our campus and to sharing our arts and culture offerings.”
There will be many activities for children, including basketball, balloon competitions, spin art, face painting and more.
In addition to financial support, Susquehanna employees will also be serving as volunteers for the event.
“We give our time to the community,” said Susquehanna Bank Relationship Manager Robert Burns.