Brookville, PA – Even though the Laurel Festival Parade and Pageant for this year have been cancelled, Brookville Council confirmed that at least some of the activities traditionally held during the annual Laurel Festival will still take place the third week of June.

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Despite an illness impacting Joyce Toven, who has total control of the festival, the event will still include the book sale at the Rebecca Arthurs Library, art display and the Pine Creek Fire Department’s chicken barbecue on Friday, June 23.

However, instead of the barbecue being on Main Street, it will take place next to the courthouse on Pickering Street between Main and Cherry Alley.
According to councilwoman Karen Allgeier, the Friday Sidewalk sale would still take place, but that the traditional vendor food court, as well as the Laurel Festival pageant and parade have all been cancelled.

Following a hearing before the meeting, council passed a resolution approving the transfer of a Reynoldsville liquor license to the Opera House Café on Main Street. It was the borough’s second liquor license transfer in the past month. Council previously approved a beer and wine license for Giant Eagle’s Get Go on Allegheny Boulevard.

In the absence of a current code enforcement officer, councilman Dave Ferringer’s offer to voluntarily enforce the borough’s grass ordinance was approved, until a permanent officer can be hired. Ferringer will not be paid for the service.

Junior council representative Levi Roseman was presented with a special citation from council on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs for his outstanding work as a junior council member. Roseman, the salutatorian of the 2007 Brookville High School graduating class, attended his final council meeting. Roseman will become an Ivy Leaguer by enrolling at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire this fall.