FOREST CITY, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An effort to bring more foot traffic into one small town in Susquehanna County combined summer fun by supporting small businesses.
The 500 block of Main Street in Forest City held the first “Rock Out” community event. People enjoyed music, food, art, and karaoke.
It’s a good opportunity to help out small businesses that are the core of this tight-knit community, and to show off Forest City’s hospitality.
“We have one of the teachers here singing tonight for us, we have craft vendors, we have other restaurants, just to get the people back downtown out of what they were all hibernating for the winter months,” Forest City town coordinator Paul Daugevelo said.
“Businesses have been closing, people have been moving away. I think it’s events like this that give us hope that our communities are very much alive, very much thriving,” Susquehanna County Commissioner Judy Herschel said.
Organizers say the ‘Rock Out’ community event is set to take place every second Wednesday throughout the summer.