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Open Streets at Penn Fest
Sunday, September 15
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Sunday, September 15, 12:00-5:00 pm
Penn Avenue, from 63rd Street to 75th Street
2013 Penn Fest Flyer/Map

What is Penn Fest?
Sometimes, Penn Avenue in Richfield is fairly quiet, and sometimes it's bumper-to-bumper with cars, but neither will be the case on Sunday, September 15 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. That's when Open Streets at Penn Fest happens. On that day, Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic and cars will be replaced with fun activities like music, dancing, crafts, sports, kids entertainment and more! People are welcome to ride bicycles 

or stroll down the avenue to enjoy the street without motorized vehicles to contend with.  Businesses along Penn Avenue will be showcased and will be a part of the fun!  Funding for this project is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. 

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Sign up your sports league, youth group, business, or just about any organization for participation in Open Streets at Penn Fest. It's a great chance to show off your talents, recruit new members, or just plain have fun!  We'll reserve a section of the street for you.  Simply fill out and return the appropriate form:   Business Application     Community Group Application   

Call for Penn Fest Volunteers!
Volunteers are needed for Open Streets at Penn Fest on Sunday September 15 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm and 2:30-5:30 pm. Positioned along Penn Avenue, volunteers will help to inform and direct Penn Fest participants, manage intersections, and collect participant counts. Materials and training will be provided to volunteers prior to the event. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more details, please contact Ann Hoffer, City of Richfield Recreation Supervisor, at 612-861-9361 or ahoffer@cityofrichfield.org or complete the online Penn Fest Volunteer Inquiry Form

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For more information
Visit the Penn Central of Richfield website at www.penncentralofrichfield.com for the latest breaking news.  If you have specific questions, please call Ann Hoffer, City of Richfield Recreation Supervisor, at 612-861-9361 or ahoffer@cityofrichfield.org.

History
Since 2008, Penn Fest has been held to promote area businesses in the Penn and 66th Street area, build a greater sense of community among neighbors, and give people a voice in the future of the neighborhood.  In 2012, through a contract from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Penn Fest became an Open Streets event to encourage residents of all ages and abilities to get out and enjoy Penn Avenue in physically-active ways in a safe, car-free environment.  Open Streets events promote better health by encouraging increased physical activity, helping residents feel a greater connection to their community, and supporting local businesses.

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