November 06, 2014
Queen City Family Restaurant of West Reading, recently agreed to adopt a one-quarter mile section of the Schuylkill River Trail for a three-year period.
The adopted stretch is located on the Thun Section of the trail, in Reading, directly across Route 10 from the restaurant. It runs from the historic Fix-Gerber Cemetery to Schlegel Park, incorporating the Powell pedestrian bridge that crosses over Lancaster Avenue. Queen City Family Restaurant, which is owned by Elsayed “Steve” Elmarzouky, has agreed to conduct two to three trail maintenance projects each year along that stretch of trail, primarily cleaning up litter and pruning overgrowth. Signs recognizing the restaurant as an Adopt-a-Trail participant have been installed beside the trail.
“We adopted a piece of the trail because it’s a beautiful trail that attracts people from the surrounding area,” said General Manager Sabrena Elmarzouky. “The section we adopted is right in front of Queen City. This allows us to watch what’s going on, see how the beautiful trees and bushes are growing, and make sure it’s safe. Conveniently, trail users can see our building and during the peak seasons we do get many customers in bicycle gear. I’m happy to say I’m part of the Adopt-a-Trail program!”
(L to R) Schuylkill River Heritage Area Exec. Dir. Kurt Zwikl, Trail Projects Mgr Bob Folwell, Queen City Gen. Mgr. Sabrena Elmarzouky, and Trail Sustainability Coordinator Victoria Garrick.