Breast cancer gets a lot of press, and deservedly so. This disease strikes mothers, daughters, sisters, friends. I can say that it has hit close to home for me this last year as a dear friend is in the fight of her life against breast cancer.
What might not get as much attention are the families of the women engaged in this battle, but Prayers and Poinsettias has their well being in mind. This local non-profit, founded and headed by Mary Beatty of Barto, PA, provides scholarship funds to students at Montgomery County Community College whose mothers have or have had breast cancer.
This weekend you can help the cause, raise money to help a student at MontCo and sample food from some of the area’s best restaurants. The Taste of the Town event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 1-4pm at the North Hall Art Gallery of MCCC.
For just a $20 donation, you can sample food from the following restaurants:
Java’s Brewin of Limerick and Pottstown Hospital
This coffee shop has been around since 2007 in Limerick and more recently in the lobby of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Their light food, delicious muffins and welcoming atmosphere are the result of team effort at this family owned business.
Ice House Deli
A Pottstown staple both for their food and community involvement, Ice House Deli serves pizza, steaks and more in their downtown location. Their name is very fitting because the building they occupy actually used to be an ice house!
Rita’s of the Shops at Coventry Square
Be cool-eat a Rita’s! (okay that song is now stuck in your head, sorry) at the Rita’s of Coventry Square.
Dave’s Rib Shack
Located in what looks like an ice cream stand, Dave’s Rib Shack serves up pulled pork, brisket and of course, ribs. They open at 8 am everyday and have fresh breakfast items!
Raw Can Roll of Douglassville
Beyond the clever pun they use for their name, Raw Can Roll serves up some amazing vegan, gluten free, raw foods with plenty of flavor. They have a cute little cafe in Douglassville and also offer smoothies. Their menu changes with the fresh foods in season and includes salsas, hummus and other fresh choices.
If you attended last night’s Positively!Pottstown Happy Hour, you got a sampling of the delicious food from Postively Pasta. This High Street restaurant serves much more than pasta, with great breakfast, lunches and dinner.
Bause Landry Catering
Another hometown Business, Bause Landry offers full service catering for all kinds of occasions. Their cakes are absolutely heavenly as well. If you visit their website, you will definitely get hungry, but you can also check out a video of one of their events!
Also at Taste of the Town, there will be a silent auction to help raise additional funds for scholarships.
Even if you can’t make it to Taste of the Town this Saturday, be on the lookout for Prayers and Poinsettias around Christmas time when they will again be selling poinsettias to benefit the organization’s mission of providing scholarships and support to the children of women with breast cancer.
Additionally, I would encourage everyone to show their support to these businesses and others who consistently give of their time and their profits to help our community. The next time you are at a local business, thank them for their generosity and their commitment to Pottstown.