The Borough of Schwenksville will once again be hosting the 6th annual Schwenksville Community Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event is held 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (rain or shine) at Meadow Park, 300 Main Street, Schwenksville, PA 19473,(behind the firehouse). Last year’s event was a great success, filled with music, activities, food, crafters and information. The Community Day event is organized by the Schwenksville Borough Activities Committee and sponsored by Ambler Savings Bank and Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley, along with many other local businesses. Many local vendors and performers will be featured. Back to entertain us this year is The Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show. In keeping with the Bicycle theme, Tailwind Bicycles of Schwenksville has generously donated a Jamis Trail XR Mountain Bike to be raffled at the event. Great food will also be available at the many concession stands.
Schedule of events are as follows:
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony—Flag Raising by POS of A Flag Pole
10:00-3:00 What Knott Farm -Petting Zoo Field
10:00-3:00 Bounce House Field
10:30-11:00 Judy Tudy Magic Show Pavilion
10:30-11:30 Community Music School Adult Jazz Band Main Stage
11:00-12:00 Judy Tudy Balloon Sculptures Field
11:00-11:30 Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show Field
11:15-12:15 Perky Promenaders Square Dancing Pavilion
12:45-1:15 Jerusalem Lutheran Puppet Show Main Stage
12:45-1:45 Schwenksville & Skippack Elementary Orchestra Pavillion
1:00-1:30 Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show Field
1:30-3:00 Music by Roadhouse Main Stage
2:00-2:30 Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show Field
2:45-3:00 BICYCLE RAFFLE DRAWING Main Stage
The Patriotic Order Sons of America Camp 387 will kick-off the Community Day Opening Ceremony with Raising the U.S. Flag, followed by The Pledge of Allegiance. The POS of A is a non-profit organization that also conducts the Flag Retirement Ceremony held in the Meadow on June 8.
The What Knott Farm petting zoo will be in the field all day for the young and the young at heart to enjoy. The petting zoo includes, but may vary with weather and availability of young animals: at least 2 miniature sheep, 2 miniature goats, giant rabbit, bunnies, tortoise, hedgehog, rooster, giant cockroaches, lizard, chinchilla, skunk, chicks, ducks, potbelly pig, turkey.
From 10:30 to 11:00 Judy Tudy will be presenting her show at the pavilion. This will be followed by an hour of balloon sculpting in the field. Judy Tudy is a Mommy Clown who has been performing for over 20 years. She has developed programs specifically designed for all ages.
The Community Music School Adult Jazz Ensemble will perform on stage from 10:30to 11:30. Community Music School is a non-profit organization where music education is at the core of their programming. Through private music lessons, classes, ensembles, a community concert series and art gallery, their mission is to contribute to the cultural life of the communities that they serve with programming for all ages.
All are welcome to join the Perky Promenaders square dancing session from 11:15 to 12:15 at the pavilion. Square dancing is friendship set to music! Square dancing has many benefits...music, fun, exercise, getting to know friendly people, and more!
Jerusalem Lutheran Church will present their Puppet Show on the Main Stage from 12:45 to 1:15. This show has become an annual tradition for kids of all ages.
Performing under the pavilion from 12:45 to 1:45 will be the Schwenksville & Skippack Elementary Orchestra. Parents, Grandparents, friends, classmates and teachers, please come out to support your school!
Music by Roadhouse will be performing on the Main Stage from 1:30 -3:00. Get up and dance, sing along, tap your toes or just sit and listen to this group that offers a much diversified range of songs and music.
Proceeds from Schwenksville Community Day are used to fund the Summer Concert Series that takes place in the Meadow, June to September. Mark your calendars now for these special free events.
On Wednesday, June 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 Mr. Fuzzy and the Barbarian will perform their unique sound. Don’t be scared of the name. These are some of the nicest guys you can meet. A local group, from Rahns,PA., Mr. Fuzzy and the Barbarian joined together and formed this group a few years back with a gut bucket, a banjo and a couple of beards. From that moment their “yawlternative” sound had been found.
The Raven Hill band is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30 to 8:30pm. Raven Hill plays simple, straight-up acoustic bluegrass music. Traditional Appalachian songs about hard times and hard work, as well as contemporary tunes about love and longing are part of the band’s repertoire. It is music mimicking that of Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and others who created “real country” from the mountain music played in the early and mid-20th century. For audiences who appreciate the toe-tapping, authentic American music, Raven Hill will deliver the goods.
Rock and Roll after school will be performing Wednesday, July 30th 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This school is based in Collegeville and is an innovative music school where kids ages 7 – 18 can learn guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocals. Unlike traditional music schools or in home lessons, this school is a place where kids interact as they explore their musical pursuits and where they learn to write and play their own music. This will prove to be a great evening out to hear the talents of these local kids.
Schwenksville’s own DOG BITE MONEY will be performing Wednesday, August 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm! Always a local favorite, this band had a unique start. A group of mailmen formed to create the band, however they were looking for a name. When the drummer got bit by a dog while on duty and received money, the band’s name was born! Dog Bite Money is a classic rock cover band with a song list that goes from Aerosmith to ZZ Top, and everything in between. What to expect at a DOG BITE MONEY show? Great songs, high energy, and always encouraged crowd participation can be expected from this show.
Schwenksville Community Day has become an annual tradition in the Schwenksville area. The event is organized by the Schwenksville Borough Activity Committee and sponsored by Ambler Savings Bank and Greenfield of Perkiomen Valley along with many local businesses and organizations. For more information on these events please call Gail Philips at Borough Hall (610) 287-7442 or visit EVENTS at the borough‘s website: www.schwenksville-pa.org.