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Cultural Highlights

The October wind tunnels between the historic downtown buildings, but families bundled in ear muffs and winter coats line the sidewalks with lawn chairs.  Some adults clutch coffee or hot chocolate from the street vendor while the kids prepare their bags for collecting candy.  This is the annual Danville Halloween parade featuring two hours of high school bands, community floats and kids in costume.  Danville closes its streets for other events as well:  the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival and the Heritage Festival in July.  Along this same main street exist a variety of eateries, from authentic Thai food to a German brewery.  You can also find an enormous craft supply store, a boutique, or a thrift store.  The Danville Community Recreation center is about 1.5 miles out of town and offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, and for those at all levels of athletic ability. Danville High School also offers a high level of education.  A series of 5K races are held annually to support a charitable causes.  Local churches often host events, including concerts, ice cream socials, or craft fairs.   More information about local events can be found at http://visitdanvillepa.org/.

Employment

Nationally recognized Geisinger Medical Center dominates the northeast part of town, with an impressive campus that employs a significant portion of not only Danville residents but those from surrounding communities as well.  Other local businesses include two major grocery stores, two veterinary clinics, a collection of rehabilitation and senior citizen housing facilities, a hardware store and two large car dealerships.  In addition, the local school district plays an important role in community employment.  Opportunities exist for private contractors or independent business owners in this area.

The employment opportunities in Danville have created thriving suburban neighborhoods, both older with mature trees or newer with more modern architecture

Changing with the Times

The downtown also includes a well-thought renovation of an ex-industrial area with attention paid to modern styling and modern community needs, like a physical fitness facility and a salon. At the riverfront, renovations included a mural and landscaped public gazebo area and athletic fields.  Recently the community built a new middle school and re-engineered a water transport system to improve water removal and alleviate potential flooding.  Mountain bike and hiking trails exist behind the Geisinger facility, on a converted rail-trail, and even at a privately owned local farm near town.