The community is invited to atttend the 26th Annual Kiwanis Patriotic Celebration held in Reeves Park, Phoenixville, PA, on Friday, May 25th, 2018, at 9:30am. Over 500 school children, area dignitaries, and community leaders will participate to hear the keynote speaker, General George Washington. This year's theme is, "America the Beautiful! I Love My Country Because..."
This event originated when the American flag in the park was stolen and vandalized 24 years ago. The Kiwanis Club replaced the flag and decided that a special ceremony should be held when the new flag was raised to honor the flag and to increase appreciation for the flag and for those who serve our country. Since then a program has been held every year on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Carl Closs, General Washington Reenactor, delights nationwide audiences that range from schoolchildren to business executives with his stirring portrayal of George Washington. Carl's enthusiasm for introduing Washington to present-day Americans and his encyclopedic knowledge about "the Father of Our Country" explain part of his success. Carl has appeared before groups located throughout the continental USA and France.
Notable, Carl Clos has been educating audiences for many years and has dedicated his efforts since his retirement in 1997 towards helping children and adults discover the real George Washington.
The Kiwanis Club of the Phoenixville Area would like to welcome Genergal George Washington to our 26th Annual Patriotic Celebration!
CONTACT: Adam C. Deveney, Program Chair
FOR HELPING MAKE OUR
9TH ANNUAL AUCTION
AND SPAGHETTI DINNER
A GREAT SUCCESS!
With your help we raised a WHOPPING $31,000,
$7,500 will be used to fund our ongoing children's programs including the
2018 Kiwanis Children's Plaza Summer Program,
and $23,500 for the 'BUILD IT' All Ability Playground.
The Kiwanis Club wishes to express their gratitude to Franco LoPresti of Franco Ristorante, who donated the spaghetti dinner and Petrucci's Ice Cream for donating dessert for this event.
WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!