You’re invited to an educational and entertaining program where you can learn about today’s leading scams and schemes, such as insurance and investment fraud, identity theft, and other cons targeting the 50+. Come to get your questions answered by consumer protection experts and visit related exhibits.
Fight Back – Learn How to Protect Yourself from Frauds and Scams
Friday, April 10, 2015
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Berean Bible Church*
2675 East High Street
Sanatoga, PA 19464
*The Berean Bible Church is located in Sanatoga, near Cutillo’s Restaurant (across the street).
Free parking! Doors open at 12:30 and light refreshments will be served!
To RSVP or for more information, please call the AARP event registration line at 1-877-926-8300 and tell the operator you would like to register or click HERE.
AARP is fighting for you, and the Fraud Watch Network is just one of the many ways we give you tools to help you protect your family’s financial security. Think you know AARP? What we do in Pennsylvania may surprise you.
Bill Johnston, Director
POTTSTOWN, PA — The changes underway at the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center now also include a change in leadership.
After 19 years with the center, Executive Director Brad Fuller is joining the legions of the retired and is currently training his replacement — Brian Parkes of Gilbertsville.
Parkes, 43, was most recently self-employed for nine years with Krisp Communications, a firm which worked exclusively with non-profit organizations and specializing in communications, grant-writing and fundraising.
Among his clients were six senior centers in Chester County and one in Montgomery County.
Robertson, the patriarch of the family featured on the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, made what some perceived as anti-gay comments in an article in GQ Magazine. The article is published in the January 2014 edition of the magazine.
His controversial comments have started a firestorm of online discussion and led to Robertson’s indefinite suspension from the popular reality show.
But the faith-based comments Robertson made in the GQ article were echoes of statements he made while speaking at events long before the show on A&E started.
As the Duck Dynasty family was warning it might pull out of the show after patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended from anti-gay remarks in GQ, videos of him preaching similar thoughts at a Pottstown church have surfaced.
In the 2010 videos, Robertson was preaching at a Wild Game dinner at the Berean Bible Church. During the roughly hour-long talk, he weighed in on the immorality of gays, indicating they are experiencing God’s wrath. He also spoke on a range of issues, including his famed duck calls, Terry Bradshaw as his backup quarterback in college, and that he doesn’t believe in evolution.
No one at the Berean Bible Church, which was preparing for its Nativity Scene, was available to comment this morning. The videos were recorded before the Duck Dynasty show began airing.
Meanwhile, it was unclear if the show will continue on A&E.
POTTSTOWN, PA — After three HVAC units were stolen from the new Pottstown Area Senior Center, the proposed move-in date is now in doubt.
Brad Fuller, the executive director at the center, said the units were stolen some time between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning from 288 Moser Road.
“The contractors discovered they were missing,” Fuller said.
As of right now, the center hopes to move its offices into the building on Dec. 20, but the stolen units were used to heat that portion of the building, Fuller said.
The center is currently using the Berean Bible Church as a temporary space during the transition from its old space at the YMCA at 724 N. Adams St.
The second annual Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities will be held October 4, 2013 at the Berean Bible Church on High Street in Sanatoga. Tickets are $40 each, which includes a delicious dinner plus an entire evening of entertainment!
The night promises to be exciting, with an encore performance by Maggie Riker – who has performed in operas, musicals, concerts, and cabarets across the United States and Europe – this time being joined by her equally talented brother, Dave Heffner. Also returning to the stage is 12-year old Madison Kershner, a student from St. Aloysius School. The evening’s entertainment is rounded out with performances by The Sounds of Sunnybrook Dance Band and Chorale 33.
To keep the night running smoothly, John Armato, Director of Community Relations for the Pottstown School District, will once again emcee the program. Catering for this special event will be provided by Pottstown favorite, Bause Catered Events.
The event committee, chaired by Dr. Myra Forrest, is comprised of many talented women from the Greater Pottstown community: Terryl Andrews-Marsh, Sharon Basile, Sue Creswell, Doreen Duncan, Lesley Duall, Lois Georeno, Fran Heffner, Teri Hoffman, Lalena Kennedy, JoAnn McKiernan, Maggie Riker, Linda Voytilla and Carol Weitzenkorn.
Last year’s inaugural event raised over $20,000 in support of the PCRC’s programs and services; this year the committee has their sights set on raising over $25,000!
Corporate sponsorship opportunities and seating for the dinner are limited, and are selling quickly! For more information, or to purchase your tickets today, please visit www.pottstowncluster.org, or call (610) 970-5995.
The “Wish Upon a Star” Fundraising Dinner is the not-to-be-missed event of the year!