East Petersburg amphitheater construction set for summer 2017

By on December 14, 2016

East Petersburg Day recently announced that funds are being raised to construct an amphitheater in the East Petersburg Park. The amphitheater will be built in the summer of 2017.

The cost will be around $200,000, with a large portion being gratis or in-kind donations).

“We are a non-profit community organization that promotes and builds social/cultural events in East Petersburg and surrounding communities,” said Greg Bucher, treasurer of East Petersburg Day. “Our group was started 22 years ago, with East Petersburg Day as the only event. The goal was to one day replace our ‘band shelter.’ We are now fundraising to build an amphitheater, in our park.”

 

This artist’s rendering shows what the pending East Petersburg amphitheater will look like.  Construction is set for summer 2017.

This artist’s rendering shows what the pending East Petersburg amphitheater will look like. Construction is set for summer 2017.

 

According to Bucher, many local businesses have offered their support of the Amphitheater. They include: Lancaster Toyota ($50.000); Cyprium Solutions (wiring the Amphitheater for free); Conway Allison (with Atomic Design, designed the Amphitheater for gratis); Larry Prescott (with Professional Design and Construction, drawing construction prints for gratis); Landy Shade (donating topsoil and mulch); Derek Eberly (local mason, volunteered to pour the concrete) and many more.

“Our group funds our events from private donations, with no tax dollars used,” said Bucher. “Everyone volunteers in our organization with no one being paid.

“The project will be a wonderful addition to our park,” he added. “Look for information in the New Year on ways to financially support and be a part of this project. The committee is so appreciative of the requests to sponsor the amphitheater.”

To keep current on the construction of the amphitheater, visit eastpetersburgday.com.

 

These East Petersburg residents and merchants have donated money and time towards the amphitheater project. They are (front row, left to right) Rick Price, general manager of Lancaster Toyota; Rob Allen, Lancaster Toyota owner; Kim Smith, TCG Advertising & Design; Kristin Troop, Wee Care Day School; (back row, l-r) Greg Bucher, Chancey's Pub; Jeff McLain, East Petersburg Mennonite Church; Conway Allison, Atomic Design; Steve Shenk, East Petersburg Fire Company; and Larry Prescott, Professional Design and Construction. Missing from photo are: John Wolf, Professional Design and Construction; Ken Heeter, Times Two, X2; and Connie McElwain, retired school teacher.

These East Petersburg residents and merchants have donated money and time towards the amphitheater project. They are (front row, left to right) Rick Price, general manager of Lancaster Toyota; Rob Allen, Lancaster Toyota owner; Kim Smith, TCG Advertising & Design; Kristin Troop, Wee Care Day School; (back row, l-r) Greg Bucher, Chancey’s Pub; Jeff McLain, East Petersburg Mennonite Church; Conway Allison, Atomic Design; Steve Shenk, East Petersburg Fire Company; and Larry Prescott, Professional Design and Construction. Missing from photo are: John Wolf, Professional Design and Construction; Ken Heeter, Times Two, X2; and Connie McElwain, retired school teacher.

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