West Campus to Host ‘Taste of the Towne’ Fundraiser

by Diane VanDyke

Montgomery County Community College will be hosting Prayers and Poinsettias’ inaugural Taste of the Towne fundraising event on Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the North Hall Art Gallery, West Campus, 16 W. High Street, Pottstown.

This community event will raise scholarship money for Montgomery County Community College students whose mothers are battling breast cancer.

Several local restaurants—Java’s Brewin’, Ice House Deli, Rita’s at the Shops of Coventry Square, Dave’s Rib Shack, Raw Can Roll, Positively Pasta and Bause-Landry Catering—will be serving samples of their specialties.  Members of the Emmy-nominated Beth Coleman Band will be entertaining the crowd with their bluegrass music selections during the entire event.

While guests enjoy the food and music, they are invited to participate in a silent art auction. The artwork will feature pottery, hand-woven baskets, jewelry, gift cards, silk-screening, woodwork, stained glass, etched and painted glass pieces, metal artwork, woven, quilted pieces and more.

All of the artwork is donated by local artists, who include Julie Longacre, Taylor Backes and Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry. Several of the artists will be present to meet guests.

Prayers and Poinsettias, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by Mary Beatty of Barto, who is an alumna of Montgomery County Community College. The organization helps families with mothers who are battling breast cancer and cannot financially support their children’s education because of medical bills and loss of employment due to their illness.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the door, in advance at participating restaurants, or by sending a check, made payable to “Prayers and Poinsettias,” to 220 Stone Road, Barto, Pa. 19504, and the tickets will be held at the registration table.

All proceeds will be used to help grow the Prayers and Poinsettias Scholarship Fund at Montgomery County Community College.

For more information, contact Mary Beatty at 610-754-1374 or email prayersandpoinsettias@gmail.com.

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