The public is invited to travel to the river town area of Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville to shop, dine, and visit during the Fourth Friday Passport program. Quaint antique shops, specialty food shops, and small businesses are among the venues highlighted in this initiative coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. A variety of local businesses have signed on as program vendors and are busy designing program benefits for the participating public. This program, which showcases participating Fourth Friday venues in the region, will begin on Fourth Friday, April 28, and end Fourth Friday, August 25. Venues will be open various days and hours throughout the week, as well as each Fourth Friday from 5-8pm.
Paperwork which accompanies the passport will verify hours of operation for each venue.
This Fourth Friday Passport program offers participants specially-designed discounts or promotions awarded only to holders of a program passport. When visiting participating venues, simply show the passport document, get a destination “stamp”, and enjoy the program benefit offered at that locale. Program benefits will vary by location. Discover some hidden gems of the region when you visit.
Program benefits extend beyond the on-site promotions. Those who manage to receive an approved vendor stamp from 5 of the 6 participating businesses may enter their completed passport in a prize drawing. The drawing for this prize will be held at the SVCC Visitors Center on Wednesday, August 30. Completed passports must be submitted by the Monday before the drawing to qualify for entry.
The price for each passport is easily recouped in the discounts and benefits of the program. At a cost of $5.00, the Fourth Friday Passport program is an affordable opportunity to enjoy a day out with family or friends.
Passports are currently available for sale at the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and many participating businesses including Geltz Götz Goodeze, Mustard Seed Creations, Keagy’s Produce,
Rebellious Rose Wax Co, and Half Nuts Popcorn. Passports will remain available for sale until the end of the program.
As this program coincides with Fourth Friday, there will be various other happenings each month. Check our website www.parivertowns.com for the Fourth Friday event page that contains details each month.
For more information on Fourth Friday and the passport program, contact the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 684-5249.