Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A June 1 sale will benefit a Royersford Youth Missions trip.
How can you pass up the opportunity? Visitors will find great deals AND, at the same time, be able to support a local youth mission trip. The Youth Missions Yard Sale at Royersford Bible Fellowship Church is slated for Saturday, June 1. "Residents can get a great deal while supporting a great cause during the Youth Missions Yard Sale," said Michelle Jenney, of RBFC. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Bible Fellowship Church of Royersford. The church is located at 431 North Lewis Road. "The event is rain or shine and will feature everything from household goods, furniture and clothes to Christmas supplies, toys and more," said Jenney. "The proceeds benefit the youth missions and conference fund." These …
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, 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.
Monday, July 30, 2012
John Scioli holds fundraiser at Schwenksville shop
John's Old School New Skool Barber Shop was the site today of a fundraiser to benefit a local family. Normally, Scioli's shop is closed on Sundays, but he opened today specifically to raise money for the family of local teenager Brian Clarke, who passed last week after suffering injuries in an accident. Scioli charged $20 for haircuts and was holding a raffle. Raffle prizes included a Kona Ice party courtesy of owner Pat Hoffman, gift certificates from several local businesses, and one of Scioli's prized Elvis busts. Hoffman was parked in Scioli's parking lot giving out samples. He also donated his proceeds to the Brian Clarke Memorial Fund. Scioli told Patch at the end of the day that he raised $553.
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 …
Monday, June 11, 2012
High Voltage Gym in Linfield will be hosting a Father's Day cruise night to benefit 5-year-old Victoria, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The following flyer and information was posted on High Voltage Gym of Linfield's Facebook page: Cruise Night on Father's Day, June 17th to benefit Victoria, a 5 year old little girl from Pottsgrove that is battling a malignant brain tumor. To read all about Victoria look up her website at victory4victoria.org. This is a chance to dust of your cars, bikes or trucks and "cruise" them into the DQ in Royersford on Father's Day. We are asking for a $10 donation per vehicle to help Victoria's family out with hospitalization costs. Our karate students will be doing a martial arts demonstration at 5:00pm and Dairy Queen will be donating a portion of their proceeds from the evening to Victoria's fund. Vendors are welcome--$10/space bring your own …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Quick recap of the fundraiser held at the Limerick Bruster's.
According to Kathy Ross, mother of Kevin Ross, the recent fundraiser for Kevin's Hope at Bruster's on June 3 was a big success despite the rain. "We had a great turnout!" Kathy said. "The rain did not deter the kind folks in our community from attending. Over $1,300 was raised for Kevin's Hope!" For more information on Kevin and his story, click here. You can also check out Kevin's website for a blog about his journey and condition, and for a look at the last fundraiser at Palermo's Pizza, click here.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Rita’s Water Ice Fund-Raiser Benefits Alex Foundation
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Friday, June 8, 2012
The following comes from The Pottstown Post: POTTSTOWN PA – Rita’s Water Ice, the Italian ice retailer whose stores can be found in Pottstown and North Coventry PA – as well as Pughtown, Boyertown, Royersford, Zieglerville, Phoenixville, Birdsboro, and Collegeville – for a seventh year is encouraging its customers to make a $1 donation to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with their purchases. The fund-raising effort, which runs through June 30, benefits the national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancers. The dollar gift buys a “paper lemon” on which contributors can write their names, and with which Rita’s stores will build what the company calls a visual “Wall of Hope.” For the full story, click here.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Dynamite Lacrosse Host’s First Annual Lax for Lauren Tournament
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
The following release was submitted by Maureen Burger of Dynamite Lacrosse: Saturday, June 9th, the first annual Lax for Lauren tournament will take place in Royersford, Pa at the Christ Church of the Valley fields located at 1560 Yeager Road. In it’s inaugural year, the tournament will host Methacton, West Chester, Dynamite 2018, Dynamite 2019 and Spirit 2018-19. Games start at 9am. The tournament is held in honor of Lauren Black, a local third grader who has just begun lacrosse this year in the Limerick Lacrosse program. She has cystic fibrosis and we hope that this tournament is a way to raise money for her and all the others who suffer daily from this condition. Lauren can be described as an energetic kid who inspires her coaches and …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A local teen and his family need your help in light of his battle with a rare form of cancer.
No parent wants to ever hear the words "Your child has cancer." Kevin Ross, a Perkiomen Valley teenager, was diagnosed with Myxopapillary Ependymoma three years ago at age 11. Myxopapillary Ependymoma is an exceedingly rare cancerous tumors growing inside the spinal canal. Ross's mother Kathy told her son's story: "When Kevin was 11 years old, he complained of a sore back. Since he was an avid skateboarder, biker, baseball and basketball player, we assumed he may have pulled a muscle or even broken a bone. We had X-rays done, but no fractures or problems showed up. The pain continued, especially at night, and he could not lay flat to sleep. In the morning I would find him sleeping downstairs sitting up in the recliner. I would later learn …