SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

September 02, 2009 16:50 ET

Historic Waterfront Park Presents an Evening of Champagne, Fine Food, Jazz Music, and Central Delaware Development

4th Annual Champagne in the Park at Penn Treaty Park

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - Two hundred residents and community leaders from Fishtown/Northern Liberties and surrounding communities will join with government officials, park enthusiasts and sponsors for the premier annual event on the Central Delaware River - Penn Treaty Park's 4th Annual Champagne in the Park from 6:30 pm to 9 pm on Friday, September 11, 2009. This elegant fundraiser for Philadelphia's most unique park is hosted by Friends of Penn Treaty Park, an all-volunteer community organization established four years ago to preserve and enhance the beauty and usefulness of this historic waterfront gem. Individual tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the event. Sponsor tickets ranging from $100 to $1,000 are also available.

Just as 350 years ago when William Penn met with the local Lenni Lenape Indians at Penn Treaty Park in friendship and mutual respect, Champagne in the Park brings together a broad cross-section of the community for an enjoyable evening of champagne, fine food, desserts and live music. The champagne is provided courtesy of Moore Brothers, with food donated by Cavanaugh's River Deck, Fork Restaurant, Johnny Brenda's and other local businesses. All Seasons Catering by Shackamaxon is the Dessert Sponsor. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is the event's Civic Sponsor. The Young Lions Jazz Trio will add their smooth sounds to the evening.

We are expecting another great turnout this year, due in part to the attention and interest generated by riverfront planning efforts. Penn Treaty Park is one of the early action projects in the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware plan created by Penn-Praxis. Friends of Penn Treaty Park has been engaged over the past year in a comprehensive community input process to develop a master site plan for the park, made possible through the generosity of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and The William Penn Foundation. The most recent designs will be displayed at the 4th annual Champagne in the Park.

For inquiries or to purchase tickets, contact Nancy Martino at (215) 426-1090 or champagne@penntreatypark.org. Information about Champagne in the Park is also available at www.penntreatypark.org

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