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[LIBERTY] – Celebrate the rejuvenation of Church Street in Liberty at a free block party on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. With the near completion of Phase 1, everyone is welcome to see the beautification efforts taking place on Church Street as a result of work by residents, the Jeff Bank, the Presbyterian Church and Sullivan Renaissance.
Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
The celebration kicks off with a ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Festivities will include music, entertainment, face painting, demonstrations and children’s activities. Light refreshments will be served, sourced from local businesses. Rennie, the Sullivan Renaissance Rooster, and a few friends will be present for pictures.
There is no charge for the block party. Bilingual translators will be present.
The Church Street pilot program kicked off on June 6 with the NACL stilt walkers, NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Liberty Mayor Ron Stabak and exhibits by the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Library, Jeff Bank and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County.
The program provided a face lift to the residences and parking areas by planting flowers, cleaning up debris and other neighborhood improvements while working toward a sense of beauty, safety and inclusion. The project was initiated by the Sullivan Renaissance Bilingual Advisory Committee and was designed to unify landlords and tenants, help the businesses, and provide a friendly neighborhood for the churches and residences.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.
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