Lansdale Officials Apply For Trail and Skate Park Funding
Lansdale officials have approved a resolution authorizing an application for a $700,000 state grant that would be used for a skate park as well as the borough portion of the Liberty Bell Trail. Both projects are associated with the redevelopment of the Madison Parking Lot and builder Equus Capital Partners would contribute the dollar-for-dollar local match required by the state. Lansdale officials say the skate park would attract a wide gamut of users from both inside and outside their municipality. They also say the grant money would likely make the borough the first community in Montgomery County to finish its portion of the Liberty Bell Trail.
Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Conshohocken
There werer plenty of marching bands in the annual Saint Patrick's Day parade in Conshohocken on Saturday. The big event also featured the members of several local school groups as well as marching veterans and plenty of fire trucks. The Ancient Order of Hibernians organizes the parade. Harleysville resident Tom Coughlin was the Grand Marshall this year. He's been an active member of the Order for more than 30-years, serving with chapters in both Philadelphia and Montgomery County.