Full support of effort to attract more visitors

We’re hopeful that continued efforts to raise money to install a public boat dock on the Lock Haven side of the Susquehanna River here — not too far from the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheatre — are successful.

Of course, all will be for naught, if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not sign off on connecting the dock and its infrastructure to the levee.

It’s not a simple process; the integrity of the levee must be maintained.

The city planner reports that, thus far, roughly $14,750 has been raised or pledged toward the total cost, estimated at $27,000 to $28,000 to include the dock, concrete pads, signage and more.

Continued fundraising and diligence, followed by Army Corps approval, could mean the dock is installed in 2018. There is no public dock on the river here.

We bring this up, in part, because the floating stage will continue to be a busy place in the coming weeks: Hybrid Ice, a Central Pennsylvania-born band that annually draws the largest crowd to the amphitheatre, plays this coming Sunday night.

Many people come from out of town to enjoy the band.

The Lock Haven Free Summer Concert Series just gets better: Big Daddy Bangers come to town Sunday, Aug. 13, then the Billy Price Band and their special flavor of blues music come to the floating stage on Saturday, Aug. 19, to play as part of the second annual LHJAMS festival in downtown all that day and evening throughout venues in the city.

Make note of that: Aug. 19 is a Saturday concert.

And extraordinary talent and local native Jason Dumm brings his band to the floating stage on Sunday, Aug. 20.

There is a chance a canceled concert from this past July will be held on the stage on Sunday, Aug. 27. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, we cannot forget the Hometown Heroes Banner Program ceremony at the ampitheatre the morning of Aug. 12.

Amid all of this, we applaud the city for its support of the series, the stage and the festivals and concerts in general.

We also want to send praise to the Woodward Township Board of Supervisors for their continued support of and investment in the Lockport boat launch and Riverview Park on the north side of the river … those facilities work hand-in-hand with the city’s side to attract people here and bring so much enjoyment!

Not much is really ever said about how the city and township work together while going about their business separately.

We encourage all municipalities to work together the best they can on behalf of not only their own residents, but everyone in the region and visitors, too.

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