Community Services Day in Skippack Village

"Community Services Day" "Skippack Village" "Southwest Trading Post"

Trooper Morgan Crummy, community services officer with the Pennsylvania State Police in Skippack, participating in Community Services Day.

Community Services Day
Meet local heroes and helpers. Vital service providers, such as the police and fire company, and local non-profit organizations set up exhibits, give demonstrations, and make themselves available to talk to people in the community.
Where: Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack, 4039 Skippack Pike
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014  noon to 4 pm. Rain date is October 26, also a Sunday. Concurrent with the Skippack International Car Show.
What else: Free, open to the public, and appropriate for people all ages.

Once in a great while, a great idea comes along that changes the world. Well, a great idea has come that will change Skippack Village, at least for one Sunday in October: Community Services Day, an event dedicated not to the buying and selling of crafts or other merchandise, but to honoring people who serve our community.

The man behind the idea is Butch Kaelin, the owner of the Southwest Trading Post in Skippack Village. Butch wants to provide an opportunity for local non-profit organizations and vital service providers, such as the police and fire company, to showcase themselves and make people more aware of their presence, purpose, and contributions to the community.

More than 20 organizations are scheduled to exhibit at this event. Look for:

  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Old and new trucks from the Skippack Fire Company
  • The Skippack Historical Society
  • Moonbounce, raffles and free stuff
  • North Penn Goodwill Service, Bikers Against Child Abuse, New Life Youth and Family Services and many other wonderful organizations.

A Personal Note from the Skippack Blogger

Detail from Native American pottery, available at the Southwest Trading Post.

Beautiful detail from Native American pottery, available at the Southwest Trading Post.

Please allow me to extend gratitude to Butch Kaelin, the owner of the Southwest Trading Post, for sponsoring this event. Butch is one of my local heroes, for the hard work he puts in to bring fine craftsmanship to Skippack, both at events such as Skippack Days and in his shop.

Speaking of the Southwest Trading Post, I find prices at the shop for Native American crafts and pottery to be quite reasonable. My wife and I visited the tourist shops in Sedona, Arizona and found the merchandise to be inferior in quality and more expensive. “Sedona: The Red Rock mountains are spectacular but take us back to Skippack for our souvenir shopping.”

Also, the Skippack Blogger’s wife has never complained about the jewelry I bought her at the Southwest Trading Post. So, thanks Butch.

Native American Pottery at the Southwest Trading Post In Skippack

Native American pottery available at the Southwest Trading Post in Skippack; the shop is sponsor of Community Services Day.