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GALLERY: Royersford Borough Has Successful First Annual Community Day

Classic cars, food, vendors and kids' games all part of the fun

Sunny skies decided to make an appearance for Saturday's first ever .

The weather was a welcome change from all the rain the last two weeks and area residents happily turned out to walk up and down Main Street, visiting tables occupied by local restaurants, vendors and community organizations.

Planned by Connie Lawson of , Annamarie Chestnut of , and Jan Christman of , along with the rest of the Royersford Business Association, Community Day is a successor to the sidewalk sales of years past.

Lawson was pleased with the size of the crowd.

"It's better than I hoped," she said.

"I can't even begin to guess how many people are here," Chestnut said.

Classic cars lined Main Street, ranging from a 1929 Ford to a 2010 Camaro. The police and fire departments were also out meeting the public, giving out safety information and letting families explore an ambulance, two fire trucks and a 1929 Ford Model A fire truck with a hand-cranked siren.

Several local business owners took part in the dunk tank in the kids' games area in the parking lot near Borough Hall. There was also face-painting, with Disney characters and the birds from the Angry Birds game appearing to be popular choices.

The RBA gave out trophies to the classic car showcase winners. Four trophies were awarded from local businesses, while Community Day attendees voted on a People's Choice trophy.

The People's Choice winner was a 1961 Chevy Corvette convertible owned by Barry Mourer. Mourer said that he had owned the white Corvette for several years, and had recently restored it.

Lawson was thrilled with the crowd of area residents.

"I couldn't be more pleased with how this went," she said.

pruckels September 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM
And meanwhile, this closed down Main Street and made traffic in the boro a complete mess. There are probably a dozen places where this could have been held that wouldn't have screwed up traffic...but hey, I guess all that matters is that the motorheads have their fun.
Belinda September 12, 2011 at 01:12 PM
This was a WONDERFUL event and it was GREAT for our community! The bridge closure was much more inconvenient, and it was so for alot longer than 6 hours. I love my town!
Dave Urner September 12, 2011 at 02:26 PM
I commend the Royersford Business Association and their officers for their vision that brought about Royersford's first Community Day. Your good planning and organization was evident. I express appreciation to the Borough's Parks and Recreation Committee for their support in this endeavor for the community. Events of this nature give opportunity for everybody to get acquainted with what the business community offers. The event gave visability to the business proprietors and the goods and services they promote for their livelihood. The community saw up front and in person those who have the safety of the community first and foremost in their thinking - Police - Firemen - EMS personnel. How 'bout those Classic Cars? It was a great show of the mechanics' dream come true on display. Royersford's future will continue to be bright if we will be diligent, patient and above all work together. Unity, unity......as far as the eye can see is the order of the day. Please support what you have seen first hand - Downtown, Uptown and all Around Town. Dave Urner, Mayor.
Tom Thunstrom September 12, 2011 at 04:48 PM
I'm thriled the hard work of the Royersford Business Association paid off with a very nice turnout. I think everyone's may be as equally thrilled that the weather cooperated for once! Thanks to Connie, Annamarie, Jan, and the rest of the RBA for pulling it off.
paul chestnut September 13, 2011 at 02:33 AM
Main Street was not closed down, it was open from the borough line to Fifth Avenue and again from Third Avenue to Spring City. There was a detour around the Royersford Business District and since the Royersford Business District is located on Main Street and community day is to promote the community, it seems to be the only place to have the event. The (motorheads) were ony part of the attraction. The real fun was seeing the families of the community and the businesses out on Main Street interacting and having a lot of fun to promote the community. Apparently you had a meeting with the pope and were late because of a two block detour. I hope he forgave you.
Glenn Snyder November 06, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Poor Pukels, Whaaa!

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