Three Pottstown organizations are planning to bring back an event that eases the transition from summer to fall with a stylish, fun flair featuring local food, drink and live music.
The Second Annual Fete en Blanc (French for “Party in White”) will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Smith Family Plaza at Pottstown’s Borough Hall, 100 East High St., according to a press release published by Digital First Media.
Fete en Blanc, organized by Hobart’s Run, the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA), and Pottstown Area Industrial Development (PAID), is modeled after traditional Fete en Blanc or Diner en Blanc (Dinner in White) events held in communities around the world, including Philadelphia and Lancaster, in late summer or early fall.
All-in-white attired attendees traditionally wave white napkins as they dine together and say farewell to summer.
“This event is a celebration for Pottstown,” says Stephanie Trauner, administrative director for Hobart’s Run and a member of the Fete en Blanc planning committee.
“It is not a fundraiser: The goal is simply to bring people together for a light-hearted, fun event and encourage area residents to make new friends and connections with people from Pottstown as well as surrounding areas.”
“Fete en Blanc definitely will allow participants to see Pottstown in the best ‘light!’” says Peggy Lee-Clark, executive director of PAID.
Guests are asked to dress in white — whether in casual or dressier attire, as anything goes, as long as it’s white — and gather for al fresco dining paired with live entertainment. Although there is not an attendance fee, guests must RSVP and obtain a ticket by going to the Fete en Blanc link under “Events” at www.downtownpottstown.org.
Participants may either bring their own beverages of choice (and white or clear glasses or cups) and their own dinner or snacks, or pre-order food by Sept. 10 by calling the following participating Pottstown “Picnic Partner” vendors: The Avenue, Grumpy’s, iCreate Café, Lily’s, and the PUB (Pottstown United Brewery), as well as boxed desserts by Beverly’s. Pre-ordered meals, priced at about $10, will be available for pick-up at the event.
To read the press release click here.