The Port Indian Civic and Boating Association was created by residents to contribute to the betterment of the community. In 1954 Port Indian was comprised mostly of small vacation homes used as summer residences. As time passed, more and more families were making Port Indian their full time home and wanted it to be a community for which they could be proud. Money was needed to rebuild a crumbling bridge, to pave what was only a dirt road and improve water drainage issues, however finding the funds to do this was a challenge.
The Port Indian Regattabecame a way to raise funds
for the community improvements. For one weekend each
summer, Port Indian became a festival of hydroplanes
and water skiing attracting thousands of spectators.
The generous residents opened up their properties to
the droves of people who came to enjoy this spectacular
event. The Regatta provided entertainment, enjoyment
and supported Port Indian.
Over the years more and more boat drivers came to race at Port Indian, not for the prize money but because they enjoyed the spirit and active participation of our community.
In 1991 the final Port Indian Regatta was held, however the spirit of this 38 year event lives on through a host of other annual traditions here at Port Indian. PICBA also continues it's efforts to provide for the long term sustainability of the community.
River Day, which normally takes place in July, is a collaboration between PICBA, the Valley Forge Watershed Association, Port Indian Ski Club, and the Upper Merion Boat Club. Festivities include a spectacular ski show event, paddle boat races, rowing competitions, and dinner.
The Port Indian Ski Freeze celebration has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 35 years. Every January 1st, Port Indian ushers in the New Year by braving the cold to raise money for Camp Rainbow. Water skiing in sub freezing temperatures may seem crazy, but 2015 was the biggest event yet! Check out our events page for pictures and press from around the area.
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The Sunshine Lady sends flowers or cards to members and their immediate families in times of comfort and times of joy.
Next General Membership Meeting:
October 17, 2017
Jefferson Fire Company
Resources and information about the community and the local area.
Schuylkill River History...
For more interesting facts and historical information on the Schuylkill River, follow this link to A River Runs Through Penn's Woods: Tracing the Mighty Schuylkill
More and more children are in Port Indian these days, please help keep them safe by driving slowly through the neighborhood.
Port Indian is a thriving and active waterfront community in the heart of the Valley Forge area.
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