POTTSTOWN — Three prominent forces in the borough have banded together to plan a cleanup effort to stimulate growth and vitality in parts of Pottstown.
Pottstown School District employees and school board members, The Hill School administration and staff, and borough employees were present at a Tuesday meeting at the Richard J. Ricketts Center to begin planning for the Pottstown CARES initiative.
The CARES project, standing for Community, Awareness, Responsibility, Empowerment, and Sustainability, has the three entities working on a community cleanup day scheduled for Oct. 25.
The planning meeting was spearheaded by Assistant Borough Manager Erica Weekley, Hill School Headmaster Zach Lehman and Hill Communications Director Cathy Skitko. The meeting was called so the groups could work with locals to identify the primary concerns and problems to tackle in the assigned cleanup area, and to identify solutions for those problems.