Weekly Roundup: Race to benefit food pantry, Palmyra’s professional soccer player top this week’s…

Weekly Roundup: Race to benefit food pantry, Palmyra’s professional soccer player top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

Palmyra has its own professional soccer player and the Annual Historic Riverton Criterium is expanding its reach. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Annual Historic Riverton Criterium to Benefit Palmyra’s Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Historic Riverton Criterium will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 1 to 6 p.m. and consists of a series of USA Cycling sanctioned races. Initially, the non-profit criterium started out as a hyperlocal event for and about Riverton, but this year, Rogers is hoping to expand the races’ reach and get residents in the neighboring town of Palmyra involved on June 11. As such, he chose the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Palmyra as the beneficiary of this year’s proceeds, which he hopes will amount to a $5,000 donation.

Palmyra’s own professional soccer player kicking his training into high gear

Ryan Butler, 23, splits his time during the week between training as a forward for the Philadelphia Fury, a team in the American Soccer League, and running his own business training local soccer players. Butler nabbed a professional soccer contract with the Fury in 2016 playing in the last two games of the season, and now, he is taking his knowledge and experience as a professional soccer player and imparting it on the Palmyra community. He said he knew he wanted to create a platform where he could share his love of soccer with his local community and have a chance to interact with young soccer players.

Palmyra Fire Department requests to replace 1992 Ladder Truck

The Palmyra Fire Department presented their case for replacing the current 25-year old ladder truck that serves the Borough during the most recent Budget Work Session and in previous Public Safety and Finance Committee meetings. The Governing Body is currently reviewing the proposal to purchase a new ladder truck, which is expected to cost about $1,003,000. A decision is expected over the summer.