Mark your calendar and please plan to join me for the annual Springfield BridgeWalk, Tuesday, Aug. 30. We're joining together with Supervisor Jeff McKay and Fort Belvoir for an evening of good, old-fashion, fun.
This family-friendly event is open to the entire community – businesses, residents and even your four-legged friends. Join the crowd at 7 p.m. at the corner of Amherst Avenue and Bland Street in central Springfield.
At 7:30 p.m., as the lights along Amherst Avenue begin to shine, officers from the Franconia District Police Station will close the road for a community stroll across Veterans Bridge to American Legion Post 176. At the Post, there will be a brief ceremony followed by community time and good food with friends and neighbors.
We still have lots of warm weather to enjoy but yes, the BridgeWalk is an end-of-summer celebration marking the transition to fall weather and back to school.
Nancy-jo Manney is the executive director of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and a big cheerleader for her community. She's not a event planning professional but plays one on occasion.