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May 12, 2014

Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation to Host Picnic in the Park

— LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, working with the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, invites the general public to help populate the park by the river with a Picnic in Park on May 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Soldiers Memorial Park along North Water Street in Lewisburg. Bring your own blanket and either bring your own picnic or purchase your picnic on site from the three food trucks that will be on hand (That Kitchen Witch, The Buzz Taco Truck, and The Flying Bison — dessert edition).

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 Saint John Street is the easiest way to access the park on foot.

This event is intended to bring more people to this under-utilized space along the Susquehanna in Lewisburg and highlight efforts the LNC is undertaking to create a River Town Team for Lewisburg. The goal is to enhance the connection between the river and the community, both physically and culturally. 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.

Earlier this year, the LNC held a River Town Block Party, two riverbank clean ups, and a public meeting on flood insurance. Plans are also afoot for an in-river clean up to be held in September. The project was initiated by residents of the North Ward Neighborhood pointing out the need for better connections to the river and starting a conversation about whether a canoe/kayak launch could be put in in the Borough.  

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 facebook: “Lewisburg Neighborhoods” or “On the River — Lewisburg.”

 

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