Ramble 2004 - Chester Scenes"
Sunday September 19, 2004
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"The event was part of the Riverfront Ramble. While I went strolling through Ethel Walters Park (on 2nd St., 291, formerly the Industrial Highway, now renamed Clarence Bell Boulevard, at the foot of Edgmont Ave.) I had the opportunity to meet some very nice people. Sadly, there were not as many people there as expected and for those that did not go, you missed some really fine music by Chester's local talent.
The event is in its infancy. Like any major undertaking of this sort, it will have growing pains. Coupled with the fact that the rain date had to be used because of the intense downfall on Saturday. Not everyone could rearrange their schedules to accommodate the weather. This park is really a very nice place to hold some community open air concerts.
I left the sound of these very talented people reluctantly to travel the short trip to the Wharf at Rivertown, the former generating station. There is much to be done to complete the project, but it is a work in progress and once finished will be a credit to the City of Chester.
I reached the Wharf between events. The stage crew was busy getting the lighting and sound checked, the Widener [University] Guides were getting last minute instructions.
The Renaissance of Chester has begun, it will take time, the dream of the planners to give a rebirth to the city will be a struggle, but there are more willing than not to make it happen."
[Riverfront Ramble web site]
Photos courtesy of Caroline