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October 29, 2013

Sunbury Revitalization headquarters open

LEWISBURG — SUNBURY — Sunbury Revitalization Inc. held its grand opening Tuesday night for a slew of residents and city officials who are proud of the group’s accomplishments.

“This is a group effort,” SRI Vice President Mel Purdy said. “No one person put this together, and it shows what kind of group we have here.”

Purdy, former tri-chair of the Sunbury River Festival, was thrilled at the turnout.

“We are now here downtown and visible,” Purdy said. “People will be able to stop in and see exactly what it is we are doing.”

Residents and elected officials, including state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108 of Sunbury, Sunbury Mayor David Persing and Councilman Jim Eister, toured the 249 Market St. location and said they are proud to part of SRI.

“This is what Sunbury is all about,” Culver said. “The hard work and dedication that goes in here every day is a true testament of what this city is trying to accomplish.”

Persing agreed. “We wanted to have a place where people can stop by and see what SRI is doing and maybe even volunteer,” he said. “This is just great that they are now downtown and very visible to the residents of this city.”

Displays of historic memorabilia and photos of today’s attractions are hanging on the walls for visitors to see.

Sunbury Revitalization Inc. has been involved in several projects this year, including plans for a huge New Year’s Eve bash that will include a Bon Jovi rock tribute band.

SRI also is getting ready for its third year with the Veterans Hometown Banner program and saw success with the first wine and beer festival, held at the riverfront last month.

“This place was long overdue,” Mark Lawrence, Sunbury River Festival tri-chair, said. “It’s apparent that someone around here is thinking big.”

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