10 Ways to help your community…

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The content of this blog was taken directly from a post we found at Issues I Face.  Please click here to view their full article.

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1. Take a garbage bag while walking through the neighborhood. Pick up any litter along the way. As a by-product, you can get some exercise built into your day.

2. Shop with locally owned businesses, saving time and money. Many locally owned businesses offer services like free gift-wrapping and delivery. And a percentage of your sales taxes go directly to the local community.

3. Find positive aspects of your community share with other people. A positive image encourages residents to shop locally, increases the chance new businesses will open in the area and promotes growth.

4. Attend a local festival or other event. Many have free admission and activities. Most festivals are actually fundraisers for nonprofit organizations who make their money through sponsorships. Since sponsors look at attendance numbers to decide how much to give, your family can add to the number and help increase what businesses give next year.

5. Write a letter to local elected officials encouraging them for making good decisions for the community. People work harder when they know they are appreciated. And elected officials seldom hear enough encouraging words.

6. Put a potted plant on your front porch. When your home looks spruced up, it makes the whole neighborhood and the community to look better as well. Just remember to water it.

7. Take left over dinner to an elderly neighbor. If you have a family of four, cook enough dinner for five one night and deliver a plate to the widow next door. Your delivery helps you to get to know your neighbors better. And police promote knowing your neighbors as the best way to fight neighborhood crime.

8. Look for opportunities to give in your community. Many schools collect items, such as like canned foods, old coats, toys and eyeglasses, for less fortunate families.

9. Vote. Elections happen every year. Check out the candidates for local elections.

10. Encourage your employer to sponsor local events, join a civic organization or allow employees to volunteer during work hours. Many businesses have volunteer programs to reward employees for volunteering. Local news media often cover large volunteer events and having employee representation gives businesses extra publicity.

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2018 Brews on Lake Augusta

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For the 6th year in a row, Sunbury opened it’s doors to wine and beer lovers from around the valley. The Brews on Lake Augusta festival hosted over thirty wineries, breweries and meaderies on Saturday, September 22. The riverfront park was packed with over a thousand individuals coming from all across the valley to sample beverages from across Pennsylvania. Check out some photos below from this event by local photographer David Newsome!

SRI and the Brews committee would like to thank all of the sponsors that helped make this event possible, as well as the many volunteers that made it a success.

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Thank you to our Brews on Lake Augusta Event Partners:

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Weis Markets & UPMC Susquehanna named SRI’s 2018 Community Partners

 

 

 

 

 

SUNBURY, PA – Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc. (SRI) is pleased to announce Weis Markets and UPMC Susquehanna as our Community Partners of 2018.

“UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury, formerly Sunbury Hospital, has always upheld its responsibility to supporting and serving the community,” said Bob Williams, chief operations executive, UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury. “As any tight-knit community knows, UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury is more than a hospital—beyond the hospital walls, our staff play a vital role in supporting the communities they live in. As an organization, UPMC Susquehanna is committed to supporting the communities that we provide services in just like our staff. We do so by partnering with and supporting those who truly understand the needs of the community such as community leaders, groups like Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc., and others in their efforts. These leaders, organizations, and community members, like our staff, know what is best for their community because they live there and are invested.”

From annual events to local contributions, Weis Markets and UPMC Susquehanna are committed to the efforts of SRI in moving the community of Sunbury forward.

“We’re proud to partner with SRI in a community where we got our start and one where we continue to maintain a strong local presence.” said Weis Markets director of public relations Dennis Curtin.

To learn more about SRI and the difference this organization and its partners are making, visit sunburyrevitalization.org or check find SRI on Facebook or Instagram.