Monday, May 13, 2013
A June 1 pig roast will be held in Lower Frederick to support its neighbor.
They already spend a majority of their time giving back to the community, but come June 1, they'll give a little more. Instead of fighting area fires, the Lower Frederick Fire Company, located in Spring Mount, will lend its firehall space for a fundraiser for a neighbor: Upper Frederick Fire Company. Battalion Chief Thomas Gamon V said that there "will be good food, music and raffles." "Tickets are $20 per person," said Gamon. "Come out and support our neighbor." Interested residents can purchase tickets by calling 610-476-9403 or stop by the Upper Frederick Firehouse, 2837 Little Road, in Perkiomenville on Mondays or Wednesdays between 7 and 9 p.m. The event will be held at the station of Lower Frederick's Fire Company, located at 137 …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Rotary will hold its annual pancake breakfast on April 6 to help not-for-profit organizations in the greater Norristown area.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Ten percent of all food purchased on March 10 will go toward the school’s production of 'Funny Girl.'
Those dining at Texas Roadhouse in Royersford with on March 10 with the attached flyer will get more than just steaks and ribs – patrons will also be raising funds for Perkiomen Valley High School’s production of “Funny Girl.” Between noon and 4 p.m., 10 percent of all dine-in, to-go and gift card purchases will go towards the musical, which will be performed April 5, 6 and 7 at the Spahr Auditorium at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East in Collegeville. The attached invitation must be presented on March 10 for funds to go towards the musical. Tickets to the April production are $10 per person. To purchase tickets, click here.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Funds from Norristown police and fire departments' "Night for Brad" will go to support the family of slain Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox.
Norristown Patch ran into officers from the Plymouth Township Police Department this morning in the lobby of the Norristown Police Department. They were there to accompany representatives from Norristown's police and fire departments to the home of the Fox family to deliver the news about the success of the "Night for Brad" fundraiser held at Elmwood Park Zoo on Nov. 2. The event successfuly raised funds to help support the family of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, the eve of his 35th birthday.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Matthew Knoebel, 12, a Penndale Middle Schooler, is currently battling leukemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a donor will be needed. A pancake fundraiser is set for Dec. 16 in Hatfield, as well as a hot chocolate sale
Penndale seventh-grader Matthew Knoebel is surrounded by love and generosity. The leukemia patient, 12, has spent a month on a hospital bed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but you can tell his mother, Christina Simpson, has made him feel at home. The hearts of the West Point-rooted Simpson family — sisters Christina and fiance Tom Coughlin, Kellie Roggio, of Upper Gwynedd, and Mary Aderman of Lansdale; brother Michael; and parents Mike and Sue — are much like their homelife (and Matthew's hospital room door): open. On Halloween, Knoebel and his mom spent the afternoon watching Jim Gaffigan’s “Beyond the Pale.” Later that night, Christina took a Halloween bag of candy to her son, which was donated through Altoona’s “Make a …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Officials have planned a gala "Night for Brad" at Elmwood Park Zoo this Friday, Nov. 2.
Norristown Police and Fire department and several community members have banded together to organize a "Night for Brad," gala community fundraiser honoring fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, on the eve of his 35th birthday. The fundraiser is planned for this Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Elmwood Park Zoo. Tickets are still available for $20 in advance and will be available for $30 at the door. The evening will include live entertainment from Wildflower, raffle baskets and a silent auction and plenty of food including roast beef, pasta, potato salad, cole slaw and beer, compliments of Gretz Beverage. A cash bar will also be available for wine and mixed drinks. Special …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Throngs of supporters and beer lovers packed the zoo on Saturday for the annual ode to brew – Oktoberfest
The Elmwood Park Zoo held its fifth annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday and folks from all over Montgomery County descended on Norristown to party German-style. Proceeds from the yearly event go to support the care and feeding of the zoo's animals.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The zoo's annual brewfest fundraiser will feature selections from over 40 brewers and food from local eateries.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
It's definitely party time for the Norristown area. Hot on the heals of last weekend's PAL-sponsored International Wine & Food Festival, the Elmwood Park Zoo is bringing us their annual Oktoberfest this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the grounds of the zoo. This year's 5th fest features an impressive list of over 40 craft brewers offering up their brews to thirtsy zoo patrons and food from Outback Steakhouse, Chickie's & Pete's, PineCrest Country Club and local favorite Zachary’s BBQ. Oktoberfest goers can stroll the grounds of the zoo and enjoy food and beverages while hobnobbing with zoo supporters from all over the Montgomery County area and enjoying the music and live entertainment. "People can learn about the animals and any…
Saturday, July 28, 2012
John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will host a benefit on Sunday with proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11.
As the community continues to mourn the untimely passing of 16-year-old Brian Clarke, a local business owner has generously decided to help the victim's family in their time of need. John Scioli, owner of John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop, will host a benefit at his shop on Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all proceeds going to the family of Brian Clarke, who succumbed to his injuries on Monday after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on July 11. "I decided to host this benefit because it is a tragic thing when such a young man loses his life," said Scioli. "Parents are not supposed to bury their children. It is a tragedy that struck home, being a parent myself. I am doing this to add a little financial …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The event benefits Joyce Dutton, a 63-year-old fighting ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. For $35, you get apps and open bar on liquor, beer and draft
“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." - Lou Gehrig Like Gehrig, Joyce Dutton also has a bad break. But there's no reason she should feel like the unluckiest gal on Earth. Come out and show support so Joyce can remain living with her grandchildren and daughter, Tracy Dutton Gaal. The 63-year-old is fighting ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Joyce's daughter has put on a benefit for her Saturday at 8 p.m. at Molly Maguire's in Lansdale. Proceeds go toward insurance costs for home care for Dutton and her family. "Slowly, she has lost the ability to paint, a talent she just discovered she …