Pocopson plans Open House, May 19

PocopsonPOCOPSON — Did you know that Pennsylvania townships were established to keep residents healthy and safe?  Are you familiar with the roles and responsibilities of your township?  On May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., the township will open its doors to residents and the community.

The goal of the open house is to show what resources the township provides, township officials say. Without the natural urban gathering places, suburban township buildings are becoming a hub for residents to gather and interact. But not all residents are familiar with the buildings and facilities of the township, they note.

“We need to nurture a feeling of community, and encourage more interaction between residents and our local government,” Supervisor Georgia Brutscher said. “Our annual Founders Day certainly builds connections, yet we need day-to-day opportunities for residents to own Pocopson and its various resources.”

And that’s where the open house event comes in.

The open house will feature the following buildings:

• Pocopson Township’s Administration Building, 740 Denton Hollow Road

• Public Works, 1440 Lenape Road

 • Locust Grove Schoolhouse, Corner of Locust Grove and Corinne Roads

• Historic Eusebius Barnard House: Future Pocopson Township Community -Campus and Kennett Underground Railroad Center, South Wawaset Road

Pocopson’s Board of Supervisors, staff, and committee volunteers will be available to answer questions and discuss the various roles and responsibilities of our local government.  Maps will be distributed at each location.

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