Palmyra proud: Residents discuss what they love about their town

Along Broad Street, residents discussed what they love about their hometown.

Although the farmers market was cancelled yesterday due to the threat of showers, it did not deter residents from flocking to Palmyra’s main thorofare to enjoy the downtown area. Along Broad Street, residents discussed what they love about their hometown.

T.J Young, who was out for a walk with his wife Allison, said he is happy to call Palmyra home for many reasons, including accessibility and location. They are five-year residents of the town.

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Living blocks away from public transportation, Young said the River Line and transportation to Philadelphia are important amenities the town has to offer. Not only is the transit to the surrounding towns a plus, but the proximity to the Delaware River is one of Palmyra’s more scenic hidden gems, according to T.J.

“We go down to the river for bike rides and walks all of the time,” T.J. said.

According to Allison, not only should visitors make an effort to see the water’s edge but can also go further in the heart of the community to utilize the town’s facilities, including Legion Field and the surrounding parks.

Along with the views and small-town atmosphere, both Allison and T.J. said those visiting Palmyra will never run short of places to go. The downtown area is a hotbed for restaurants and small businesses, which are all within walking distance.

“You can walk literally anywhere,” T.J. said.

Some of the younger residents also spoke about how much Palmyra means to them. Ashlynn Johnson, 15, an active member of Palmyra High School’s marching band, said her favorite part about living in Palmyra is the support she has been given throughout the years, specifically at school.

As an active member of the color guard, her school’s marching band has had such an influence on her life that she plans to give back to the local school after graduation. Upon her return, Johnson plans to help develop a winter guard at the Palmyra High School and expand the marching band.

“The marching band is like a family,” Johnson said. “All of the sporting teams around here are like a family.”

Johnson encourages both residents and visitors to explore Legion Field and the farmers market taking place through August, which happen to be some of her favorite hotspots around town.

Johnson’s mother, Ginna Colavito, echoed her daughter’s sentiments on Palmyra.

“It’s a very nice, small town,” Colavito said.

According to Colavito, Palmyra is a welcoming and diverse community. She said from the sport teams to the residents, there’s a sense of camaraderie and unity imbedded in the small town.

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