Brookville, PA – The Laurel Festival will be back next year, and Brookville Council is happy about that!

Brookville Council last night commended community volunteers for their plans in reviving next year’s Laurel Festival. A steering committee has been formed by members of the fire company to jump-start the festival.

The previous Laurel board and president have agreed to pass leadership onto new members and assist wherever needed. So far, numerous individuals have come forward proposing several new events that may see the festival returning to a week-long event.

The committee’s second public meeting to gather input on the festival will be held Thursday night at 7 at the Brookville fire hall.

Reporter John Pozza’s audio report

Other Brookville Council news:

With money left over due to its summer paving projects coming under budget, council awarded HRI, Inc. the low bid for four additional road projects. The work will include improving the unnamed alley between Horton Way and Rose Street, as well as curbing South Main, and improving sections of Thompson and Depot streets.

A special event permit was approved for the second annual Tour de Brookville fall bicycle classic on Sat., Oct. 14. The bike tour will use a portion of the Depot Street and Redbank Valley trails, as well as Second Street, Mabon, Sylvania, Race and South White streets.

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mayor Dick Beck administered the oath of office to Jalyn Park, council’s new junior member. Park is entering her senior year at Brookville Area High School.

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