Lebanon Lilly is a little cow who seeks adventure throughout the Lebanon Valley. Where will she go? What will she see? I wonder? This is a taste of the children’s book from Visit Lebanon Valley, titled, “The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly.”
Through the generosity of Juntos de Lebanon and FirstEnergy Foundation; “The Adventures of Lebanon Lilly” children’s book will be offered as a bilingual edition featuring both English and Spanish words. This effort aims to include a large portion of the Hispanic community and share the history of the Lebanon Valley highlighting some wonderful places to enjoy locally.
Agriculture is the number one industry in the Lebanon Valley. “This book pays homage to our farmers, roadside stands, farmers’ markets, fresh produce, and specialty foods like Lebanon Bologna and Opera Fudge that originated in the Lebanon Valley. It also highlights the importance of agriculture in our community and how it leads to living a healthy life. Lebanon Valley agricultural roots define our landscape, our work ethic, and our culture. This book is a simple way to pass on values and share the importance and beauty of our historically significant sites for this generation to the next to enjoy,” states Jennifer Kuzo, President of Visit Lebanon Valley and author of the book.
On Saturday, May 22, we invite you to participate in a Family Storybook Walk and Book Giveaway in downtown Lebanon, starting at the Visit Lebanon Valley Office, 31 S. 8th Street, Lebanon. There will be a brief Dedication Ceremony and a declaration by Mayor Capello proclaiming it, “Lebanon Lilly Day” at 10 a.m. Afterward, families and children are invited to join the Storybook Walk. By enlarging each page of the bilingual book and putting it on a poster in the window of downtown Lebanon businesses, families take a walk to follow the path that the story leads them. This is a fun family activity that gets everyone involved in a healthy and educational experience. The final stop will take place at La Placita De Lebanon Restaurant – 922 Cumberland Street, Lebanon. Trivia trails, coloring pages, a Lebanon Lilly Itinerary, and the book will add to the festivities following the walk, while supplies last.
Visit Lebanon Valley is a Destination Marketing Organization that promotes the area’s attractions to residents and visitors alike. Our mission is to spotlight the rich heritage and culture, from exploring the expansive outdoors, to learning about our well-preserved history and architecture, or enjoying local craft foods and beverages; sharing the best of the Lebanon Valley. For more information go to www.VisitLebanonValley.com.