POTTSTOWN — The TriCounty Active Adult Center is hosting its second annual Cheesetoberfest grilled cheese competition in Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Restaurants, caterers, and local organizations will compete for a trophy and the coveted cheese crown. The Daisy Jug Band is slated to perform, and a beer garden will be provided by Brothers Kershner Brewing.

“This is going to be a great day — the enthusiasm has been overwhelming,” said Brian Parkes, executive director of the TriCounty Active Adult Center. “The competition is going to be fierce and delicious!”

Confirmed competitors so far include: Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches (last year’s big winner), Lily's Grill, Pottstown United Brewing, Gracie’s 21st Century Café, Team Lex, September Farm Cheese, Café 288 at the TRAAC, Sunnybrook Ballroom/Gatsby’s, DaVinci’s Collegeville, and B2 Bistro+Bar.

The event is being generously sponsored by Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, Citadel Federal Credit Union, Knies Insurance, and John Ungerman/Thrivent Financial. Bause Catered Events is providing their amazing tomato soup that will be available for purchase.

Two prizes are up for grabs — one for the judges’ choice and one for the favorite of the attendees. Hundreds of people are expected.

The event is free to attend, but a $20 wristband is required to taste the grilled cheese contest entries and a limited number are available. All proceeds benefit programs for older adults in the tri-county region.

Wristbands can be purchased at www.tricountyaac.org, or at the event if not sold out. There is still room for vendors and competitors.

Competitors must have a health department inspected kitchen. Call 610-323-5009 x101 for additional information.

The TriCounty Active Adult Center serves adults age 50 and better with programs and services including information and referral assistance, a daily lunch, exercise programs, social activities, and much more.

Formerly known as the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center, the mission of the TriCounty Active Adult Center is to enhance the well-being of older adults by providing services and activities that promote an independent and healthy lifestyle. The TriCounty Active Adult Center has more than 2,000 members residing in the tri-county area.

Anyone living in the tri-county area (Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties) who is 50+ years of age is welcome to join the center. Learn more at www.TriCountyAAC.org.

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