Ship First Fridays returned somewhat to normal on July 3 at the Shippensburg Station at Fort and Earl streets.

While attendees were required to wear face coverings (unless eating or drinking) and maintain their distance, they were once again able to enjoy cold brews from Appalachian Brewing Co. and live entertainment by Mitchell Burrows once again. Fan favorite Uncle Eddie’s BBQ returned to feed hungry patrons.

Tables were spaced out in the lot, and tents protected attendees from the hot sun.

“This was our first Ship First Fridays event since COVID. We have been doing a smaller Food Truck Friday for several weeks with takeout only. SFF saw the return of tables, music and beer, but with notable changes of asking for mask usage and the event spread out over three times the space to allow for super social distancing,” Jim Stanton of the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council said. “It was a success! People were happy, kept their distance, used the hand sanitizer, etc. Over 100 people attended. Uncle Eddie’s BBQ sold out of all of their food and Appalachian Brewing sold 100 beers. We are looking to do it again each first Friday of the month, into October, as long as we can safely and responsibly continue to do so.”

For more information and updates on future Ship First Fridays events, visit the Shippensburg Station Facebook page.


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