The Ultimate Mother’s Day Give-a-way from the New Upper Merion Community Center

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Does mom deserve something extra special this Mother’s Day? You can enter to win a special treat for her – an amazing prize package from the brand new state-of-the art Upper Merion Community Center which is set to open this summer.

When completed, the new facility will offer Upper Merion residents a state of the art fitness facility, pool, recreational programs, gym space, and new walking trails. The event space will even include an art studio and cooking classes.

Here’s what’s included in the prize pack, valued over $500:

  • Upper Merion Community Center (opening 2016): a Group Exercise Class of Choice, a Cooking Class of Choice, and an Art Class of Choice
  • Two tickets for the December 2016 New York City Bus Trip
  • Two-Hour Personal Shopping Experience and $100 gift certificate to the King of Prussia Mall
  • A Gift Card to Bonefish Grill
  • 2 movie Tickets
  • A Gift Certificate for Zendo Massage
  • A Cuticle Corner Nail Salon Gift Certificate
  • A Gift Certificate to Nor View Farms Garden Center
  • 2 Reading Fightin’ Phils tickets

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How can you win this fabulous prize package for mom? Entering is simple:

In the comments of this article, let us know in under 3 sentences:

What is your favorite way to spend quality time with mom in Montco?

Fill in your answer in the comments of this article. After the comment is entered, you will see “Thumbs Up” & “Thumbs Down” options below the comment.  The comment with the most “Thumbs Up”* by noon on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 will win the prize package. We’ll announce the winner on Mother’s Day.


“My entry is for my wife. She is an amazing Mom to our kids! Her heart and Soul is dedicated to making them and me happy. We like to walk the KOP Mall and eat at one of the amazing restaurants there. Beforehand we’d walk the Valley Forge Park to work up our appetites!”
– Jeff


Happy Mother’s Day from Montco Happening and Upper Merion Township! For all the latest, like Upper Merion Township Parks & Recreation on Facebook.


*Please note that “Thumbs Down” do not count against “Thumbs Up” votes.






  1. Ashley gullo April 18, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I love to spend time with my mom enjoying A nice meal or conversion on the patio that’s between our houses.

  2. Melissa Laverty April 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY Starting off the day with a stroll through Valley Forge Park is breathtaking…after building up an appetite we enjoy a delicious meal at Seasons 52…then head across the street to the King of Prussia Mall to treat ourselves to something from one of the best selection of stores on the east coast!

  3. Becki kapelusznik April 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I enjoy getting out somewhere where we can relax, a walk or a hike, coffee at a cafe or a nice meal out. Our favorite way to Mother’s Day is to go somewhere we can walk around a bit and then have a nice lunch outdoors.

  4. Corey Cohen April 26, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    My mom and I love spending time together in Upper Merion. We bond by seeing movies we love at the IMAX theater, we eat in so many of the restaurants Montgomery County has to offer, we jog together at Heuser Park and on the trail, and of course we shop at the KOP Mall.

  5. drew & matt April 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm - Reply


  6. Melanie Peters April 27, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I’ve always enjoyed shopping or watching a movie with mom. As long as we are together we have a great time.

  7. John Burkhardt April 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    my sons and I love the treat their mom, my wife, to dinner. She loves enjoying a nice meal outside on a gorgeous evening. The boys love hiking with their mom and we are always on the lookout for a new adventure spot.

  8. Maria Bentin April 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    shopping at the KOP mall!

  9. Joan R April 30, 2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

    I love spending time at the Valley Forge Casino with my Mom. Eating lunch. Gambling and a few drinks

  10. Amy May 2, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I like to make my mom lunch and hang out at a local garden or park where we can enjoy nature. It is relaxing and a chance to catch up in this hectic world.

  11. Linda Morrow May 2, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

    My perfect day is taking my girls to Upper Merion’s Township Park. We have a picnic under the gazebo and they play on the playground. We play hide & seek behind the climbing rock and inside the “secret” tree.

  12. Donna Epple May 2, 2016 at 11:33 am - Reply

    My favorite way to spend time with my mom is taking her to a park and having a picnic with her. I would make her all her favorite foods and just spend time talking with her and taking a nice walk together. After our walk, I would surprise her with her favorite flowers and bottle of wine.

  13. Jeff May 2, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

    My entry is for my wife. She is an amazing Mom to our kids! Her heart and Soul is dedicated to making them and me happy. We like to walk the KOP Mall and eat at one of the amazing restaurants there. Beforehand we’d walk the Valley Forge Park to work up our appetites!

  14. Maureen Higgins May 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Sounds delightful

  15. Sabrina, Audrey and Rebecca Thompson May 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    My mom has MS and we would love her to be able to relax and enjoy herself.

  16. LORI May 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    My Mom and I enjoy spending quality time together in the mall. KOP is one of our favorite spots and a good girls night out is always a quality way to share our time!

  17. Adrianna Pierson May 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    My favorite way to spend time with my mom is doing things that we both love and also doing something new. My mom is such a hard worker and works for the UM district and would not only love this but deserves it. My mother is best thing that’s happened to me and I couldn’t be more lucky or grateful for her, hope I can win this for her.

  18. Jeanna Lyons May 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    A Fabulous way to spend Mother’s Day with Mom is just relaxing & enjoying some family time with your love ones & then some ME time for yourself to embrace the beautynof being a woman

  19. Sarah Smalarz May 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I love going to Zumba, out to lunch, and getting Mani/Pedis with my mom! Now that I am a mom myself to 5-month-old Quinn, I love spending time together even more! I appreciate all that she has done to raise me!

  20. Valerie Houck May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I love spending time with my mom in Montco. We go to the KOP mall or walk around Valley Forge Park. Love to eat at Seasons 52 or go to Wegmans. Also love eating al fresco in Conshy or getting ice cream at Scoops. Now that my sister is a mom, looking forward to having my niece along for the fun too!

  21. Mary Bradley May 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Either at the KoP Mall or the Premium Outlets–on a nice day, Shopping and lunch out at one of the numerous eateries makes the Perfect day in Montco with mom. We are also movie fanatics so the KoP theaters afford us a great selection to choose from.

  22. Mary Bradley May 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    The Perfect day with mom includes shopping at the KoP mall or the Premium Outlets on a nice day followed by a meal at one of the numerous restaurants including Maggiano’s, Bonefish Grill, Bahama Breeze, Max & Ermas, Chaps, etc. Since we are also movie fanatics, the KoP and Oaks theaters offer many selections to choose from.

  23. Tara Kelly May 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    My sisters and I love to spend Mother’s Day with our mom by going to the Skippack Spring Fest. We shop all day at the local shops and stands and go to one of the nice restaurants on Skippack Pike for lunch. We look forward to doing this family tradition every year and are happy to spend time with our amazing mom!

    • Eugene Weber May 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      What my nieces don’t know because of when they were born is just how much their mom is like the grand mom they couldn’t get to know. Their mom like their grand mom is a sweetly loving, dedicated and caring woman, who’d help anyone she can; devoted to her family and to her one sister and six brothers. Happy Mother’s Day sis.

  24. Danielle Lebens Green May 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Having a spa day together or taking a nice long walk at one of the beautiful parks in the area. It gives us a nice quiet way to catch up!

  25. Meryl Gerner May 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Lunch at Bahama Breeze, shopping at King of Prussia Mall, and a movie at the Regal.

  26. Candace White May 3, 2016 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I love spending time with my Mom at the King Of Prussia Mall. We enjoy shopping together & have a lot of laughs. We usually end the day relaxing with a coffee from Starbucks.

  27. Jennifer Bistrek May 3, 2016 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Life is short. So I love to spend my time with her any where. She goes above and beyond for everyone but herself.

  28. Cole White May 3, 2016 at 8:07 am - Reply

    My mom and I enjoy playing with our dog in the beautiful Montgomery County. She’s a small, brown dachshund who’s very friendly. Unfortunately, she’s had heart worms recently. My mom frequently brushes her with anti-parasite shampoo. My dog’s feeling much better, and her breath is great too! A mom who sees her dog as an extension of her children is very admirable and deserving of a like on this post. If I get the most likes, my mom will enjoy Mother’s Day very much.

  29. Rhonda Pawling May 3, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Anytime spent with Mom is special. She has lived in MONTCO for 60 + years. So it doesn’t matter where we are as long as our family is together. We love you Mom!

  30. Colleen D May 3, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    My Mom loves taking my beautiful Grandmother out on the town and I enjoy meeting them for brunch. My Mom is an avid music enthusiast and when there is a group in town we’ll see them together!

  31. Claudia Granoff May 3, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    On April 20th my son took his life on my Birthday. I don’t know how I am going to emotionally survive this Mother’s Day. ???? I could really use some help with a little extra gift to have a happy distraction.

  32. L grossman May 3, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I would love to make my mom a delicious homemade brunch, take her to get a massage and then stroll through longwood gardens wih her.

  33. m W May 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    i like to spend time with my mom while watching my kids perform gymnastic tricks.

  34. Danielle Pfingsten May 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    My favorite way to spend quality time, as a mom myself, is with my 4 1/2yr. old daughter! It could be a shopping trip or a quick bite to eat for lunch. No matter what, if we’re at home or out and about, all the time I spend with her is every moment I cherish!!

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