May 2019 News from PTIA
So many positive things are happening here in America’s Hometown! From Grand Openings to Open Houses to new development, it seems like every day brings another piece of good news to share.
Read on for details…
Did you know Perkasie celebrated the 140th anniversary of its incorporation on May 10? In honor of that milestone, we offer 10 Facts About Perkasie’s Early Years, courtesy of local historian and Borough Councilman Scott Bomboy.
We hope everyone is finding our new Community Calendar a useful resource. So far, we’ve added several events but will be happy to include more. Please send details to Joe Ferry, our Director of Development.
Don’t forget about the Perkasie Farmer’s Market, which opens on June 1. Support our local vendors and enjoy the company of friends and neighbors as you take in the sights and sounds.
As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions. Just drop us a line here.
PTIA Board of Directors
Memorial Day Parade Set
Sharing information about the 2019 Memorial Day Parade and Service for the organizers, the American Legion Post #255 Sellersville. All questions, please, to Craig Wilhelm at 215-802 4572.
This year’s parade is on Saturday, May 25. Groups and individuals wishing to join the parade should meet at 9am at the intersection of E. Clymer and Diamond. The parade begins at 10am, proceeds south on Diamond to Grandview, onto Main St through Sellersville before turning onto Temple Avenue and ending at Lenape Park.
The memorial service begins immediately after, at about 11:30am, at the monument in Lenape Park.
Nourish Kitchen and Catering Grand Opening
We had a wonderful turnout of borough officials, business owners and residents to help Christine Hawkins and Alicia DeMarco officially open Nourish Kitchen & Catering on May 17.
Among those in attendance were: Mayor John Hollenbach; councilmen Aaron Clark, Jim Purcell, Steve Rose and Randy Faulkner; Borough Manager Andrea Coaxum; Director of Development Stephen Barth; and Events Coordinator Linda Reid.
From PTIA were: President Cathy Weierbach; Vice President Karen Chellew; Business Liaison Michele Shire, Secretary Priscilla Stoll-Gray; Treasurer Laurie Heuckeroth; and Director of Development Joe Ferry.
Update on Delbar Project
Borough Council recently saw architectural renderings for a re-purposed, vacant factory building at 7th and Spruce being converted into 95 loft apartment units with underground parking.
Smart development and design will accentuate and expose brick facings and interiors of the building, replace large industrial windows and expose oak beam trusses.
The Delbar building has been vacant for nearly ten years and once employed 300 workers who manufactured truck mirrors.
Open House at Ragtops & Roadsters
Did you know Perkasie is home to one of the premier British car restoration shops on the East Coast?
It’s true…Ragtops & Roadsters at 203 S. 4th Street, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Spring Open House.
Many British car enthusiasts from all over the Delaware Valley came to see what was being worked on in the shop. Out front was the performance-based 1958 AC Ace we built with a 300 plus HP Rover engine. It was parked next to a 1963 Triumph Herald that we installed a 1500 cc engine with five-speed and upgraded disc brakes!
Inside, visitors enjoyed scones, donuts, coffee and teas. On display were some 20 projects ranging from spring maintenance to fully restored cars.
Downstairs, visitors got and up close look at Jaguars, MGs and Lotus’s, all under various stages of restoration.
This year, their feature on the top floor was the 25 years of experience with the very rare Concours winning Triumph Italia 2000 GTs they have restored over the years.
About 250 enthusiasts come through and only three scones were left… It was a good day!
Thanks to the Perkasie Garden Club
Many thanks to the volunteers from the Perkasie Garden Club for taking advantage of the nice weather recently to spruce up the planters in our downtown. Seeing the fresh, new, colorful flowers is a sure sign that spring is here!