In 2014 the Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville ran an event called Restaurant Bingo. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the purchase and installation of an electronic “Welcome to Phoenixville” sign like the one which Royersford had installed. Several of the clubs who are members of the Interservice Club supported that event by donating items, gift certificates, etc. That event raised almost $7,500, which the Kiwanis Club has been holding in a reserve account.
Because members of the Interservice Club supported the initial fundraising project for the sign, we are happy to inform you that a renewed effort is beginning to raise the balance of funds needed. Lou Beccaria, chairperson of the Phoenixville Beautification Commission (BAC), recently held a BAC meeting at which moving this project forward was discussed. A group of volunteers has already cleared the area where the current sign is located and which is intended as the site for the electronic sign. Peter Urscheler of the Jaycees will be posting a Crowdfunding site to publicize and seek funds for this project.
We are asking the Interservice Club members to please consider offering their financial support as we push to raise the remaining necessary funds. Clubs could make a straight donation, run a project dedicated to the sign or encourage their members to make individual contributions to the Crowdfunding site. It is estimated that we will need a total of $16,000 to purchase and install the sign. Any monies raised beyond that amount would be held in reserve to pay for the electronic costs involved in operating the sign.
As Phoenixville continues to grow and is increasingly a destination town, we believe that a sign such as this can only enhance our community’s appearance. In addition, it will be an excellent welcoming point for those visiting the town and can also be utilized to publicize information about community events happening in Phoenixville.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or by phoning me at 610-246-5388. Thanks in advance for your support.
Kiwanis Club of Phoenixville