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Community Day 2012
Written by Larry Roeder, Editor


        This Saturday local officials, merchants and other organizations will welcome residents and visitors when the Main Street corridor, from Fourth Street in East Greenville to Route 663 in Pennsburg, is closed for the annual Community Day celebration. The road closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., provides an opportunity to showcase Main Street merchants as well as provide an end-of-summer outlet for many groups to present themselves to the gathering of streetwalkers.
        Every block promises to be interesting and entertaining. All along the route there will be crafters, flea marketers, food vendors and much more.
        Throughout the day in East Greenville, you can try your hand at the rock climbing wall at Bank Street, see Stubby Helicopter at Second Street and listen to tunes spun by DJ Bob McCarty, who will be providing music near Bank Street.
        Smiley the Clown and Graceful will be appearing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Reading Phillies Mascots Screwball and Bucky will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
        From Second Street in East Greenville to Second Street in Pennsburg, a car show of vintage and classic vehicles will be lined up for pedestrian inspection. The show is always a crowd pleaser.
        In Pennsburg, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Mango Men will bring their energetic music show to the east side of Main and Third streets. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Upper Perkiomen High School band will perform at west side of Main and Third streets. From 11 p.m. to 2 p.m., you can catch the one-man variety show of Chris Ruggiero or see balloon sculptures by Balloons by Jim as they make their rounds up and down Main Street.
        Pennsburg borough will again be running an auction between Second and Third streets to help defray expenses. This year they have more than 75 items to bid on.   
        Fire companies will have equipment on display and Pennsburg Fire Company will have a fire prevention booth set up near Route 663. They will also be manning a food tent near Second Street.
        The remnants of Hurricane Issaac will be long gone and the weather forecast sounds like it will be just right for taking a break from weekend household chores to enjoy a couple of hours at the community event. After being shut in all week by the rain, a day out should feel good. Roaming among all that Community Day has to offer should make you smile. 
        There will be plenty for everyone to see and do and it’s a great opportunity to stroll down Main Street, greet old friends and meet new ones.





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