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Lewisburg River Town Team announces Picnic in the Park

May 04, 2015 02:10PM ● By Erica Shames

The Lewisburg River Town Team, a project of the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation and the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, would like to invite the general public to help populate the park by the river with a spring Picnic in Park on Wednesday, May 27, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at Soldiers Memorial Park on N Water St in Lewisburg. 

Anyone and everyone is invited.  Bring your own blanket and either bring your own picnic or purchase your picnic on site from the food trucks that will be on hand (That Kitchen Witch and Chantana Thai).

There is on-street parking available along Water Street, Market Street and in the neighborhood.  After hours parking is also available at the Street of Shops.  The crosswalk at St John St is the easiest way to access the park on foot.  There are restrooms available at the First Presbyterian Church, half a block away.  In the event of rain, at least one food truck will still be present, but the public picnic portion will be off.

This event is intended to bring more people to this underutilized space along the Susquehanna in Lewisburg and highlight efforts the Lewisburg River Town Team is undertaking to enhance the Borough’s connections to the river.  In the months since the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership granted Lewisburg formal River Town designation, the group has worked to establish a calendar of events for the year, held a public planning meeting, and started work on a watershed management and maintenance plan.  The goal is to improve the physical and cultural connections between the river and the community.  While Lewisburg is clearly a town on a river, that fact is often overlooked and rarely celebrated.  This Picnic in the Park is one piece of bringing people to the river. 

For more information about what is being discussed and to get involved, check out the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation website, lewisburgneighborhoods.org, call 570.523.0114, email elmstreet@dejazzd.com, or find us on facebook:  “Lewisburg Neighborhoods” or “On the River – Lewisburg.”

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