The first Friday in July will bring a Beach Bash downtown

This post is paid advertising by Mondays Market, CLA, Downtown Lebanon and Penn State REACH.

This Friday will bring a BEACH BASH of summertime fun to the First Friday. We will have garden games, food trucks and live music as well as our “Stuff the Bus” event. In collaboration with Monday’s Market, Downtown Lebanon, Penn State REACH, Community of Lebanon Association and Lebanon Musicians, the first Friday of July will feature an array of fresh foods, health activities, local artisans and more. These festivities will take place at the YMCA Train Depot from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t miss the beach ball drop at 5:30 p.m.!

This month, show your support for local families in need by helping us “fill the bus” with school supplies. Backpacks are especially necessary. With our partners, United Way, WellSpan Health, Lebanon YMCA, Salvation Army and Making A Difference of Lebanon, we will be collecting school supplies to donate at a community event in August. Donations will be accepted at the YMCA Train Depot.

Risser Marvel, a local favorite, will provide access to locally grown fresh produce and accepts Farmer’s Market nutrition vouchers. Mobile Kitchen will provide tasting samples and demonstrations and Little Swatara Creek Flowers will sell fresh cut flowers and single stem bouquets.

Come enjoy the music of The Electives and grab a bite to eat at Ponchos Backyard Grubbin, Cheezy Grill and Mopp Gear Coffee. The Lebanon Bicycle Recycle trailer will be on hand for minor repairs and distribution of helmets. Get on your bike until the first Friday and enjoy all the exciting activities going on this summer!

Mark your calendars for the first Friday in August and our annual back-to-school festival!

David H. Henry