A friend of mine suggested that something like this would make a great festival for Pottstown. As many residents recall, tractor trailer loads of pumpkins made their way into Pottstown every fall to become Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie, before the company was sold. She suggested in addition to the pumpkin carving that a “pumpkin toss” might be fun when the pumpkin viewing was all over.
Several locations come to mind, Memorial Park or Riverfront Park would be at the top of the list.
This would be a great “homage” to Pottstown’s past. Pumpkin parade, pumpkin queen, Pumpkin 5K and the list goes on and on :)
Mrs. Smith site taken 2009, just model home completed
POTTSTOWN – There’s a building boom under way at the borough’s southern gateway.
A townhome community being built by Media-based Cornell Homes is changing the landscape at South and Hanover streets – land that once was home to some Mrs. Smith’s Pies buildings.
Hanover Square is a community of 118 three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath townhomes, complete with two-car garages – some with views of the Schuylkill River. So far 18 homes are completed and occupied and another 30 are under construction, according to Cornell Homes President and CEO Greg Lingo.
“It’s really a revival of the entrance to Pottstown,” Lingo said. “But what’s so exciting about this community is its unbelievable price – the houses are selling in the $120s. And it’s accessible off Route 422. This is the lowest-priced new home community in all of Montgomery County.”