Construction is underway for Pops on the River main stage

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Construction for the Pops on the River stage is underway thanks to the efforts of many community organizations that allowed for the stage to be built.

Broome County Habitat for Humanity volunteers stepped in to donate their time and energy in constructing the entire stage on which the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing. The wood for the stage was donated by Belknap Lumber and many of the volunteers decided they were going to help build it.

Volunteers began Wednesday and will be putting the finishing touches on Thursday before the big event.

Helping out with these projects is how Habitat For Humanity builds a home in the community and is not limited to just in the walls of a house.

Organizers with the Binghamton Philharmonic said they were grateful for the donations and the efforts by the volunteers. The Executive Director of the Broome County Habitat for Humanity, Amy Winans, said this is just one example of what their mission is meant to do.

"When we have the opportunity to be a part of something that enriches the quality of life in our community, that is really something we want to be a part of," said Winans.

Those who remember Pops on the River from 25-years-ago will notice that the stage is not actually on the river this year.

The orchestra will be performing on this stage next to the river for the safety of the performers, with the crowd watching from the Court Street bridge.

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