The Weekly Briefing – Watch Out!

Practice these safety tips during this summer’s events!

by Corrin Binford

Today’s Weekly Briefing feature focuses on practicing safety concerning the events taking place these next few weeks. Wellsboro Police Chief, Jim Bodine, informs us on issues related to detours, vendor parking, pets and safety protocol.

Family Day will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drivers are urged to take extra caution while traveling through the area because of all the children enjoying the activities around the green.

The Pet Parade will take place on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. This parade will run from Packer Park to the Green. There will be detours in place to avoid the parade traffic and drivers are urged again to take extra caution when traveling.

The 73rd Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival will take place June 14-22. This event comes with many safety concerns for the police department. The Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce has issued a “no pets allowed” policy on The Green during the festival. This is to avoid frightening or injuring any animals or individuals on The Green. Vendors are asked to park their trailers at the designated area at the High School. There will be detours during the 10K Foot Race, 2-mile Fun Run and Laurel Festival Parade on Saturday, June 21st. Please plan accordingly and take extra caution when traveling.

Any questions or concerns during these events should be directed to the Wellsboro Police Department. They are ready to assist in any way possible. You can visit their office at 28 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, PA. Or you can call them at (570) 724-4400.

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