Riverwalk Amphitheater Rechristened in Honor of Pohanka’s Charitable Works

Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the Riverwalk Amphitheater has been renamed in honor of the Pohanka Automotive Group of Salisbury. The newly-christened Pohanka Riverwalk Amphitheater takes its name from the company which has donated $75,000 to complete the second phase of construction on the performance venue, as well as another $25,000 to establish the City’s newest holiday tradition – the Salisbury Ice Rink.

The City celebrated a new holiday tradition last year, welcoming an ice skating rink to the City Park as part of the Winter Wonderland display. Generously provided by Pohanka of Salisbury as part of their Pohanka Pays It Forward program, the ice rink offered a unique and enjoyable holiday experience for hundreds of Salisbury families.

“We saw how much joy it brought to all of the families who came out to experience the ice rink. Ice-skating in December is just one of those time honored traditions, and that’s why we thought it should be an annual one,” explained Sandy Fitzgerald-Angello, Vice President and Dealer Operator of Pohanka of Salisbury. Determined to keep the holiday spirit alive, the Pay It Forward program generously purchased and donated an 1,800 square foot ice rink to the City of Salisbury.

Now located at the Riverwalk Amphitheater, the glossy ice rink will be open to the public every weekend in December until Christmas. “Not only is this donation from Pohanka a great recreational addition to the city’s downtown, it’s also going to be a tremendous resource for local non-profits as well,” said Mike Dunn, President and CEO of the Greater Salisbury Committee. Working with the City of Salisbury, the GSC and Pohanka are looking to partner with several non-profits who will oversee the operation of the ice rink each weekend. Net proceeds collected from skate rentals will go towards benefiting the participating non-profits.

This generous donation by Pohanka comes as the latest in a decade worth of charitable giving under the “Pays It Forward” program. Continuing to make a name for themselves throughout the community as more than just a leader in automotive sales and service, Pohanka’s charitable giving program has effected change in every corner of the Eastern Shore. Pohanka’s commitment to support local non-profit organizations has resulted in the donation of more than $2.5 million to nearly 1,000 different charities.

“Pohanka prides itself on being able to help the community as much as possible. We believe it’s important to support anyone looking to make a difference and make the Eastern Shore a better place to live,” emphasized Conrad Morgan, Pohanka’s Marketing Director.

In addition to the generous donation of the ice rink, Pohanka has committed an additional $75,000 to help complete the Riverwalk Amphitheater’s second phase.

“The funds being contributed by Pohanka will help us build the canopy over the stage area, which will be the most visible addition,” said Mayor Jake Day. “Some of the not-so-visible additions will be audio and power enhancements which will make it easier for community groups to utilize the space.”

“And so it is with great pleasure that I announce, in recognition of Pohanka’s commitment to enhancing the livability of our City, and the lives of Salisburians in general, that the City will rechristen this space the Pohanka Riverwalk Amphitheater.”

The Mayor and Pohanka encourage citizens to join them on Saturday, December 1st at noon to celebrate the opening of the ice rink, and to officially cut the ribbon on the new Pohanka Riverwalk Amphitheater.

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 833-SBY-City.

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11 thoughts on “Riverwalk Amphitheater Rechristened in Honor of Pohanka’s Charitable Works

  1. Pohanka RIPPED me off.. Was supposed to get free tires for life..that ended when we were due for the next set-guess “life” of vehicle stops after you get 2 sets. After my spouse bought tires elsewhere and Pohanka kept calling and sending their crappy mailings, I took it to showroom and demanded to be taken off their mailing list-no good, as they have no “list per se (I call BS on that) and the manager offered to comp me some service…we and our entire family will never deal with them again–we have bought many vehicles from them-they have lost A LOT of business from us, as well as everyone we speak to and tell them not to buy from them.

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  2. I thought the present amphitheatre had to be torn down go put in some ele cable of something? What’s the deal with that?

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    1. You picked up that bit of crap on the SBYSpews didn’t ya? The A$$burro often writes his desires of something he hopes will happen, on his blog’s comments, and signs them Anonymous.

      Why just yesterday, he posted a copy and paste article from THE THINKER. THE THINKER had originally posted their article on their web site 3/20/2015. Sh*t for Brains then writes an editor’s note saying “This was originally posted (on the Spews) in January of 2017. For some reason this post has received over 60 comments this week.”

      Strange that a 2015 post did not make it on his blog until 2017 . Now he wants us to believe that 3 year old story brought him 60 brand new comments just his week. yeah –Right

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  3. You picked up that bit of crap on the SBYSpews didn’t ya? The A$$burro often writes his desires of something he hopes will happen, on his blog’s comments, and signs them Anonymous.

    Why just yesterday, he posted a copy and paste article from THE THINKER. THE THINKER had originally posted their article on their web site 3/20/2015. Sh*t for Brains then writes an editor’s note saying “This was originally posted (on the Spews) in January of 2017. For some reason this post has received over 60 comments this week.”

    Strange that a 2015 post did not make it on his blog until 2017 . Now he wants us to believe that 3 year old story brought him 60 brand new comments just his week. yeah –Right

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  4. Yep 10:22 that’s where that FAKE NEWS came from, A$$BURROW the clown! His hits are computer generated, it is set up to ping his website so many times an hour to make his counter continue to increase. He’s all FAKE, even his hit counts! He will never tell ya the truth.

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    1. I don’t doubt it one bit, he gave himself away by linking to the bodycam video on YouTube of Julie Brewingtons DUI arrest. A week after his post it didn’t have more than 1,500 views. A far cry from the 45k he claims to get on Hus site daily.

      One of the videos has over 12k views now, but I suspect that’s because it was linked from reddit or some type of site like that. A lot of the comments are from the past couple of days making fun of a drunk lady, and asking who she is etc.

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    1. Yup, I went to Hertrich of Easton and picked up a new Civic for less than what Pohanka was trying to get off me. Spent months trying to negotiate a deal with them. Bought the same day when I went to Easton.

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  5. So we hijacked this thread and made it into an anti-Albero rant AGAIN, but no one had definitely answered the question of whether there is an electrical cable under the amphitheatre, will if have to be replaced, and who is going to pay for it.

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  6. Once again FAKE Day shows how he is beholden to whoever gives the money to him. He couldn’t care less about this city or the people who live here.

    How much is the maintenance of this amphitheater boondoggle going to cost the city in future years? Is Pohanka going to pay for that?

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  7. “Salsburian”
    What a dumb ass. He’s too lazy to say “Salisbury residents” so he invents a word. But what do you expect from a Democrap?

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