The Friends of Salt Springs Park have reached the same conclusion as most other organizations and nonprofits. It is better to cancel our annual fundraising event than to risk the health and well-being of anyone involved. With regret, the annual Salt Springs Celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 5, has been cancelled.
This comes after two years of tough times thanks to the torrential rainstorm in August 2018 that rearranged and/or destroyed parts of the park. We lost a significant portion of our income for more than a year, and we still have major expenses in order to restore all services lost at that time. We were finally approaching pre-flood income levels again when we had to close down completely in mid-March.
As our mission is to keep Salt Springs safe, clean, and open, we will offer a few smaller scale fundraising events throughout the summer and fall this year in accordance with all PA public health guidelines. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website and in the pages of the Susquehanna County Independent and Weekender for details as they arise.
And, of course, we would deeply appreciate a donation. You can donate by check (payable to “FSSP” and mailed to P.O. Box 541, Montrose, PA 18801); credit card over the phone (570-967-7275); cash in a donation box during your next visit; or PayPal on our website (www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org).
We see many of you only once a year—at our Celebration party in the park at the end of the summer. We will miss everyone this year. But, there are countless reasons to celebrate each and every day. Come on out when you can and celebrate your special, and mundane!, reasons. We keep the doors open for you every day of the year.