Monday, May 6, 2013
The blue rubber ducky won the race down the Perkiomen Creek.
Hundreds of residents watched as more than 1,500 rubber ducks were dropped into the Perkiomen Creek Saturday for the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)'s first Rubber Ducky Regatta, sponsored by Meredian Bank. The event was held on the grounds of the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, including food, entertainment, vendors and games for the crowd, including Phamous Phil's Barbecue and Rita's Water Ice. A sea of rubber ducks lined up at the starting line in the Perkiomen Creek to race down the creek, as resients lined the Collegeville Bridge to watch the race. The blue rubber ducky was the ultimate winner of the race. A blue duck, number 965, crossed the finish line first, and the winners, the McBrides, won a $250 gift card. Video…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ducks are running out – only 100 are left for purchase, which means more than 1,000 will be floating down the Perkiomen Creek on Saturday.
There are only two days left to purchase a spot in the Collegeville Economic Developmen Corporation's first-ever Rubber Ducky Regatta, to be held Saturday at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel at 2 p.m. fun, food and games will be available for the family from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each duck costs $5, and all participants are given a decorative souvenir duck to keep. On race day, plain ducks with numbers, corresponding to each participant, will be dropped into the river. Prizes will be given out to the top 30 duck owners – grand prize is a $50 Visa gift card. Businesses selling the ducks are also competing for the coveted Golden Duck, which ill be given to the highest selling shop around town. Current leaders are My Friend’s Tavern, Groomingdales, …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation lists all vacant properties in the borough on its website.
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) offers a list of all vacant commercial properties for purchase and lease in the borough. More than 12 spaces are listed – including Acme, Body Transit and Lazy Day Travel, throughout Main Street and Second Ave. Information on each property is available, as well as a contacts of property owners and realtors. Collegeville Borough Council member Arnold Mann voiced appreciation for the list at a previous council meeting, stating that it helps to attract businesses to the area. For more information, visit the CEDC website.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The presentation was held at Ursinus College, where the event will be held on April 20.
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 …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Ursinus College Environmental Action is planning several earth-friendly projects for families.
Ursinus College Environmental Action (UCEA) has been working closely with the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) to plan several activities for Collegeville Community Day, scheduled for April 20 on the front lawn of Ursinus College from noon to 4 p.m. “It should be a great day of partnership between the CEDC and Ursinus College,” said Rachael Morrison, CEDC executive director. Potential activities include a petting zoo, to “help remind people of all the biodiversity and wildlife there is in the world,” according to Ursinus student, and UCEA leader, Megan Maccaroni. Plastic bag awareness is also in the works; a reusable Chico bag will be made available for residents to buy so that any purchases at community day will not …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Things are getting very 'ducky' in Collegeville, as local businesses work to sell spots in the Rubber Ducky Regatta on May 4.
Ducks are invading Collegeville—fortunately not the kind that stop traffic, but the kind that can win participating residents and businesses prizes at the first-ever Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)’s Rubber Ducky Regatta, to be held May 4 at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel. “It took a lot of planning, but we finally got our ducks in a row,” CEDC Executive Director Rachael Morrison said. “My hunch is that everyone will see the pure fun in this event and consider it to be just ducky. "When the ducks go on sale, I predict that our local residents will flock to buy them and will find that they canard stop. Once they get hooked on the race, they won’t know waddle to do; they will realize that it is way more fun than it’s quacked…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The inaugural Collegeville Economic Development Corporation Rubber Ducky Regatta puts a fun, new twist on raising community spirits and funds.
This May, scores of little yellow ducks are expected to descend upon the Perkiomen Creek. However, these particular billed creatures don’t quack—They squeak. “There’s going to be a lot of fun little ducky things going on,” Rachel Morrison, executive director of the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), said. The CEDC will hold its inaugural Rubber Ducky Regatta, May 4, from 1 – 5 p.m. The event will take place at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, adjacent to the Perkiomen Creek near Ridge Pike, and is expected to hold various duck-themed, family friendly entertainment and activities. Prior to the regatta, participants will be encouraged to purchase the rubber ducks from participating Collegeville businesses. According to Morrison…
Friday, March 8, 2013
$25 can get local vendors spots at Collegeville Community Day and the Rubber Ducky Ragatta.
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CDEC) is recruiting vendors for two upcoming events, Collegeville Community Day and the Rubber Ducky Regatta, for just $25 per table. On April 20, the CEDC is partnering with Ursinus College and Collegeville Borough to provide outdoor fun for the entire family on the grounds of the college. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of Ursinus. On May 4, Collegeville residents can race rubber ducks against their neighbors along the Perkiomen Creek at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel in a fundraiser for the CDEC. Participants are eligible to win prizes in a race to the finish from the former dam down past the Perkiomen Creek Bridge Hotel. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The market, set to open May 4, will have a new home.
The Collegeville Farmers' Market, which spent last season in the parking lot behind the AmeriGreen Gas Station on the 400 block of E. Main Street, will be moving down the street to the Da Vinci's Pub parking lot when it reopens on May 5. According to Collegeville Main Street Manager Rachael Morrison, who reported to Collegeville Borough Council at its Feb. 6 meeting, a local dentist that allowed the Farmers’ Market to use his parking spots is beginning Saturday morning house that conflict with the market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be held in the same area as last spring's Collegeville Art and Music Festival, which will provide natural shade for some of the vendors. According to Morrison, the move has man advantages…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Collegeville Economic Development Corporation offers dinner deals with local restaurants, the Ursinus Theater offers a show.
Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) have teamed up to present “Dinner and a Show” to area residents, offering dinner specials to those attending the Ursinus Theater Department’s slapstick British Comedy "Noises Off” from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23. “It’s a fun night out for Collegeville area residents without the hassle of Center City traffic,” said the CEDC, which runs the Collegeville Main Street program. “Noises Off”, which has been called “the funniest farce ever written,” tells the story of a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing for a flop called “Nothing On.” Tickets for the show are $5 each, $2 for students and senior citizens over 65. Individuals who order tickets online will be given a receipt …