LOCK HAVEN — Summer is just a few weeks away, but the town of Lock Haven, Inc. is already preparing for the summer season. for fall and winter.
However, there are other summer events before the kids go back to school and the weather changes.
The DLH Market is still at the Great Farmers Market on East Road, running from 3pm to 7pm on Thursdays.
DLH Manager Kira Rosamilia said the nonprofit is working with the Clinton County Conservation District and Americorp Seniors on Friday, August 25, to sell plants.
“The money raised will go towards a pollinator garden around Vesper Street and Perry’s Alley,” said Rosamilia.
The city has given the go-ahead for these plants to be installed near the freeway access.
Rosamilia hopes everyone will turn up and help raise money.
“Good! The conservancy is dedicated to the plants and I really hope everyone comes out to show their support,” he said.
Rosamilia encourages everyone to keep an eye on DLH’s social media for more happenings at the farmers market every week, from now until October.
Another summer highlight for DLH is its road closures. And according to Rosamilia, what will happen on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, will have its special character.
August 26 will feature The Clark McClane Band, performing at Triangle Park from 6 to 8 p.m.
“On August 27th we will be working with the YMCA and the city for a Fill-A-Bus event. We encourage people to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Y’s backpacking program,” said Rosamilia.
Susquehanna Transit will also be on hand to provide traffic safety tips and more.
“They will park some of their cars on the highway like last year,” said Rosamilia.
School Bus Safety Day will run from 10 am to 3 pm with the Y offering games, activities and chalk battles as well.
On that day, many members of the DLH and the businesses of the town keep their special gifts for the school.
“Your one stop shop in town for back to school,” said Rosamilia.
That evening, there will be a special Saturday concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Joel Long’s newest band, Mixtape, will be taking to the Main and Grove streets until 9 p.m. said Rosamilia.
September will see DLH’s final summer events with its final two-way street on Saturday in Sept. 10 at the Station Museum, 2 E. Bald Eagle St.
“We’re hoping to close the gap for this,” said Rosamilia. The event, hosted by Broken Ax Brewhouse, Dutch Haven and the Village Tavern, features food, drinks, music and more.
Road closures will be in place on September 23rd and 24th. Rosamilia says she’s working on ways to get through the summer with a bang.
“It was a great and fun event,” he promised.
Two bands will perform on Friday and Saturday. Friday night, from 6:30 to 8:30, Chris Carl will perform on Main Street. Rosamilia knows that Chris has worked in local places like the Broken Ax before.
Then, father-of-two Kopper & Kash will be performing on Main Street at 6 pm Saturday, August 24.
“We want to give a big thanks to Feger Insurance, the Main Street Grill, The Texas, Stella A’s, Old Corner and TK Rosamilia. They all donated money to give the two concerts,” he said.
As summer ends, Rosamilia and DLH have fall and winter events on the calendar.
The first Locktoberfest is on Saturday, October 1, at the Sons of Italy. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature German food provided by Schatzi’s Jumbo Brats; a variety of beers and some ciders; games, music and Penn State University football on the Sons heated outdoor patio.
“We are working with Bald Eagle Distributors, Inc. and owner Bill Richardson. I spoke with the manager and he’s helping us get a bunch of Oktoberfest-based vendors and entertainers to put our pinata,” said Rosamilia.
The pinata in question may sound familiar to some, as it has been used year-round around Cinco de Mayo.
Rosamilia also plans to hold a beer tasting competition. The competition will be limited to participants only and will see them try to hold a full beer stein as long as they can. The winner will take home a gift basket valued at $200 and all participants will get to keep souvenir bags.
“Who’s got beer meatballs for an event like this,” Rosamilia teased.
On October 7, DLH members will host a Sip and Shop event – Moonlight Madness.
“Businesses will be open until 9 a.m. that day so customers can enjoy the fall season and get a glimpse of the upcoming holiday season while drinking and shopping. ,” said Rosamilia.
Other events continue to unfold, with Rosamilia looking to the public for help.
“I want to do something with kids and pumpkins. If anyone wants to donate pumpkins please contact me,” said Rosamilia.
To close out October, the town will hold its annual Treat or Shop after the Lock Haven Fire Department’s Halloween parade. The event will be held on Saturday, October 29.
“There will be clothing and other items donated by participating businesses after the fire department’s tour,” said Rosamilia.
Come November, DLH will be on its way “Complete relaxation.”
Haven Holidays, the annual event that kicks off Small Business Saturdays, will be held on Saturday, Nov. more.
“A lot of things are planned,” said Rosamilia.
Small Business Saturdays will be held for three Saturdays in December, with the last scheduled for Dec. 17.
When the Christmas holidays come and go, DLH will not be late. The nonprofit is teaming up with the Clinton County United Way to host a New Year’s Eve party at the Sons of Italy.
The event was Great Gatsby themed with Trip the Lights performing.
Rosamilia encourages everyone to visit DLH’s website, www.lockhaven.org, to stay up to date on what’s going on in town.