Thanks to many donors, The Reagan Years will play

There had been much discussion over the years about getting The Reagan Years to play on the floating stage at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheatre.

Band member Andy “Sy” Seyler grew up in the Mill Hall area and still connects with old friends who brought up the idea of him bringing the band here to play. This year, they finally were scheduled to play July 31, but due to storms, the concert was called off.

That night, it appeared like a missed opportunity and the area may likely not get to see the band anytime in the near future back on the floating stage. The following morning I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and Andy walked in and we got to talking. Within minutes, we brainstormed the idea of a possible return for a Labor Day concert. It was one of the only available dates for the band and seemed like a great opportunity.

It was at that point I started making some calls to put feelers out on whether or not the event would be achievable. I reached out to two of Andy’s friends from town, Wade Williams and Dave Williamson. Those two, along with Mayor Bill Baney and the Lock Haven Summer Concert Series Committee, were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the band to get here in the first place.

My initial thought was a repeat of the Hybrid Ice concert a few years ago, a concert on the stage and fireworks to follow. Due to timing and other constraints the Jaycees faced, the option wasn’t available to hold fireworks after the concert. Regardless, I felt it would be a good idea to pursue the event, thinking it could still help out the Jaycees with attendance on Monday night at the Regatta. Once the date and time were established, we were able to get local businesses and members from the boating community to join together and raise enough money to make the event a go.

So I would like to take this time to say thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals in the boating community who have given their time and donations toward having The Reagan Years return for a final floating stage concert at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheatre from 6 to 8 p.m. this Monday, Labor Day.

Without the efforts from these local businesses, this concert would not have been possible. Over the years, these businesses have continually donated to numerous local community events. They truly are the backbone to this event and deserve to be recognized.

Please take a minute to read through the list and continue to patronize these local businesses who donated to the concert: Haywoods on the Green, Haircuts by G, Woodward Automotive, Discount Pool and Spa World, Central PA Auto Auction, Woodward Township Recreation Committee, Miller Brother’s Auto Sales, Coleman’s Landscape, Bill’s Happy Camper, McIntyre Chevrolet, Walker/Moriarity Funeral Homes, Clinton County Economic Partnership, Puff & Snuff, Feger Insurance, Puff Super Value, Keystone Security, Mann’s Garage, Lamar Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (Salona, Pa.), Four Seasons Logging, The Old Corner, BryerTech LLC, The Craft Barber, Hairtique Too, and Your Home Energy.

Thank you to the City of Lock Haven for allowing the use of the floating stage.

Also I would like to thank the media sponsors for their donations and support with promoting the event. They are The Express/www.lockhaven.com, 92.1 WSQV/Schlesinger Communications, and The Record.

Andy “Sy” is very excited about coming back here to play in front of his family and hometown. Once the boat races have ended Monday, the floating stage will be towed back into position and show time is scheduled for 6 p.m. They will play until 8 p.m. with a small break.

Come out to the Regatta this weekend and support the Lock Haven Area Jaycees and all their hard work and listen to the East Coast’s Premier 1980s Tribute Band, The Reagan Years.