Exelon Generating and Tompkins VIST Bank Announced as the Major Sponsors for the Foundation for Pottstown Education Annual Special Event

The Foundation for Pottstown Education is pleased to announce that Exelon Energy and Tompkins VIST Bank are the Producer Level Sponsors of the Foundation’s 7th Annual Special Event.  In conjunction with the Pottstown School District Musical the event will be held on Saturday February 26 with the proceeds supporting programs benefiting the 3,200 students of the Pottstown School District.

The highlight of the event is this year’s District Musical, Shrek the Musical to be performed by Pottstown School District students of all grades in the Pottstown High School’s Stanley I. Davenport, Jr Performing Arts Center.  Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, along with elements of its sequels: Shrek 2, Shrek Forever After and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!  This year’s production will again be produced by Mr. Robert Decker and directed by Mr. Christopher Sperat.

This is the third year that both Exelon Generating and Tompkins VIST serve as the main sponsor of the event.  The Foundation is grateful to both companies for their continued support of its efforts in raising funds for the 3,200 students of the district.

The theme of the dinner is Soirée in the Swamp and will include roast beef, roast turkey, roast pork and roasted vegetables with cheese tortellini as well as appetizers, side dishes and desserts.  The Pottstown High School Culinary Arts program will cater the event again this year and is under the direction of Chef Stephen Irick.

Continuing to follow the Pottstown School District’s current COVID policies, attendees will be required to wear masks at all times except while enjoying the dinner.  The tables will be arranged in the cafeteria with social distancing protocols.

The doors will open at 4:30 PM with the program and dinner beginning at 5:00 PM and the performance at 7:00 PM

All proceeds raised from the gala and auction benefit the Foundation’s grant programs which help it promote opportunities for the 3,200 students of the Pottstown School District.  A portion of the gala ticket price also benefits both the High School Musical and Culinary Arts Program.

Tickets for the Special Event are $45 per adult and $25 for children grades 12 and younger. They include the dinner and tickets for the musical. To purchase tickets, please contact the Foundation Office at 610-970-6616, email to jrusiewicz@pottstownk12.org. or online at https://foundationpottstowned.org/donate/ by using donor designation 2/26 Event in the drop down menu.

About FPE:  The mission of the Foundation for Pottstown Education is to raise funds for and support life-changing educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District promoting the enhancement of our communityVisit www.foundationpottstowned.org for more information about the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  You can also follow FPE on Facebook and Twitter.

Picture: Artwork designed by Maddie B, a student at the Pottstown Senior High School.

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