In Perkasie, our volunteers have
done some pretty amazing things. In an effort
to showcase, well, their
, the Borough has dedicated this page to our volunteers.
Are you a Girl Scout, Boy Scout, or member of an organization
interested in completing a project in the Borough? Whether you have a
specific project in mind or not, we would love to hear from you.
us or call the Borough
when you are ready to lend a hand.
Summer/ Fall 2011
Cleaning Our Parks
The Borough crews do their best to help keep the Borough parks
clean. They spend hours picking up trash, cleaning up graffiti, mowing the
grass, and raking up the leaves. But if it weren’t for the silent work of
a handful of others, the parks would be a whole lot worse.
Three members of our community have been working silently
through the years, picking up trash as they walked through the Borough’s
extensive park system. Working as the sun rises, these helping hands clean
up the litter left by others. Jim Pritchard and Tom & Jerri Connoly were
recognized for their service this Fall at a Borough Council meeting. Thank
you for your help!
Streambank Restoration Project
The Borough could not have obtained this grant without the support of this
community. More than a dozen community organizations stepped up to give a
letter of support for the project. All of those organizations donated
volunteer time, discount plantings, labor or other supplies.
Volunteers poured in to help with this project from the very beginning. Dozens of members of this community
stepped in to help fill sand bags for the cofferdam, install the cofferdam, and
plant trees and shrubs on the newly installed cribs. Thanks to our volunteers, the
Borough had over 2,100 sandbags filled! Volunteers over the last month
have logged about 215 hours filling bags.
grant project’s webpage.
Spring/ Summer 2011
Trolley Tunnel Beautification Project
Girl Scout Meghan Kennedy
Until this year, the Trolley Tunnel connecting 7th
Street (at Walnut Street) to 8th
Streets was a
frequent target of graffiti. Thanks to the hard work and motivation of
grader, the trail now boasts safety lighting and a beautiful mural of
the history of the Borough. And within the next few weeks, an 8-foot
asphalt trail will allow easy access between 7th
Streets. Beautiful flower beds were carefully crafted by Meghan and her
fellow Scouts. A local Boy Scout Troop helped repair the steps leading up
the hill by the Stoudt Cemetery.
Expanded Accessibility in Borough Parks
Boy Scout Brandon Lederach
In September, Perkasie Borough resident Brandon Lederach completed a community
service project that helped him achieve the rank of Life Scout with Boy Scout
The Borough has strived to provide access to community parks, with paved paths and
special swings. Now the Borough has two new handicap accessible picnic tables
aimed at providing a better life for others in the community. One table is
located in Menlo Park near the Lions’ pavilion and the second table is located
in the section of Lenape Park behind the Little League field and adjacent to the
Brandon completed the project with help from his fellow Boy Scout Troop members and
support from the Borough’s Public Works Department. The Borough would like to
thank Brandon for donating his time and talent to better the community.
The Borough’s Year-Round Volunteers
The Perkasie Garden Club
They maintain the Cannon Gardens at Menlo Park, the beautiful
planters in front of many Borough businesses. This group also sponsors a
garden tour and holds a yearly plant swap. The Perkasie Garden Club is a
group of people that loves making the Borough beautiful, and they do a fantastic
job at it! In addition to beautifying the community, the club has also
donated gardening books and magazines to several local libraries. The club also
brings in gardening experts and speakers for special events.
The Garden Club was formed in 1992, starting in Perkasie, but now contains 60 to
70 members, from Green Lane to Bedminster, from Hatfield to Harleysville.
The Borough has nine different Boards, Authorities and
Commissions that meet on a monthly or quarterly basis. With terms ranging from
three to five years long, the dedicated folks that are appointed to these
positions play a large role in shaping our community. It takes almost 50
residents to fill every seat on each committee. Their backgrounds, skills,
hobbies and experiences all lend a unique perspective to their respective
The Borough even holds two spots for community-minded youth to
fill. A non-voting position on the Borough Council gives a Pennridge teen
a real-life perspective on how their local government works. The second spot is
on the Borough’s Park & Recreation Board, where a youth voice can help the Board
understand how the youth view the future of recreation in the Borough.
More information on the various appointed committees
Are you interested in helping serve your committee through one of these appointments?
View a list of opportunities!
Prodesco Park Clean-Ups
For several years now, Prodesco employees have donated their
time to help clean up the parks. In the past, this group of over 50
individuals has helped the Borough with painting projects, park clean up,
graffiti removal, branch clean up and general maintenance. A big “thumbs
up” to this Perkasie business!