Last month’s bike race drew thousands of people and raised $1,700 for local charities.
“A success,” Jack Assetto, chairman of the Parkesburg Criterium Committee, said at the Chesco Grand Prix. Assetto hopes the Borough Council will donate $10 thousand to next year’s event.
Councilman Chuck Persch complimented Assetto for a job well done. Council Vice President Mel Keen thanked Assetto for “bringing everything and everyone together in a short period of time.”
Carol Seawell, owner of Seawell’s Market on First Avenue, said the bike race brought “a lot of customers and a lot of exposure.” She hopes the council will bring more events to revitalize the downtown business district.
Monies raised by the race will be donated by the Criterium Committee to:
- Octorara Food Cupboard – $400
- Parkesburg Outreach – $400
- Keystone Valley Fire Department – $400
- Parkesburg Library – $300
- Parkesburg Point – $250