Borough Offices: 308 Locust Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2467

What’s Happening

Happenings at Columbia Crossing in March 2017

Check out the following events being held at the Columbia Crossing Building located at the Columbia River Park (41 Walnut Street) in March 2017

 March 29th – 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM Nature Crafting
Create a unique piece of jewelry to welcome spring! Make a miniature bird’s nest necklace or ring using natural materials, and have an opportunity to check out the spectacular birds in the Audubon’s Annual Photography Awards exhibit on display. Bring a friend and craft along together. All materials provided. Ages 8+, Children under the age of 12 must participate with an accompanying adult.  $10 per person, register by calling 717-449-5607, e-mailing

Monthly Events

Contact the Susquehanna Chamber of Commerce at for more information on any of these events or any events locally.

 Fourth Fridays in Columbia     5-9 pm      Call 717-684-5249 Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce


Columbia Historic Preservation Society Events (21 N. 2nd St Columbia):   Contact 572-7149 or 684-2894 for more information



York, PA – The Cultural Alliance of York County CHANGE Litter Letter sculpture and the national Litter Letter Project program have inspired a new Litter Letter Project in Columbia PA to educate the community on recycling. “PRIDE” was unveiled  on Saturday, May 1st at a Community Pride Day located on the lawn of the River Park building in Columbia, Pennsylvania. Community members are  still invited to bring their recyclable bottles (with caps) and containers to contribute to “PRIDE” .

An initiative of the Cultural Alliance 2014 Impact Arts & Culture Conference, The Litter Letter Project is a 3-D messaging system of letters constructed from chicken wire and rebar, filled with litter and trash collected from the community. Created by graphic designer and educator Rachael Hatley as a tool for social change to address the litter issue in her parish in Louisiana, The Litter Letter Project has become a national movement, spreading into several other states to raise awareness and educate people on the impact of litter on our environment.

The Cultural Alliance of York County, in partnership with York College of Pennsylvania, Working Class York, the City of York and Keep York Beautiful worked with the York community to create “CHANGE”, the first county in Pennsylvania to feature the Litter Letter Project.

Georgianna Schreck, Finance Manager of Columbia Borough, drove by the “CHANGE” sculpture in York and was inspired. “I thought that we could create a project to help our residents learn about recycling,” Georgianna stated. With the help of Butcher, a Columbia-based tattoo artist and metal worker, they constructed five-foot tall “PRIDE” letters to be displayed in River Park to raise awareness.

“We are thrilled that our “CHANGE” Litter Letter Project sculpture has inspired a new initiative in Columbia,” stated Kelley Gibson, Director of Communications for the Cultural Alliance.   “It’s a messaging system to get the community to talk about its litter issues, and we think it’s wonderful that the message has reached across the Susquehanna.”

To learn more about The Litter Letter Project in Pennsylvania and other states, please visit  To learn more about the “PRIDE” sculpture, please email Georgianna Schreck at

The Cultural Alliance grants operating funds to 8 partner agencies and, through the Creative Impact Awards, grants project funds to individuals or non-profits with new and exciting ideas which impact our community. From New Freedom to Hanover, downtown to east York, the Cultural Alliance creates community. The Cultural Alliance’s annual campaign has granted $7.5 million cash and more than $2 million in-kind support since 2000.

For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255, visit our website at, visit the Cultural Alliance of York on Facebook, and follow @CulturalYork on Twitter.


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