CARLISLE, PA (April 27, 2012) - The Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) is pleased to be a part of the grand reopening of the Turnpike Plaza in Plainfield. 

TheCVVB worked with the Turnpike Commission to rename the service plaza to the Cumberland Valley Service Plaza and to incorporate the Cumberland Valley PA brand. The new plaza name more closely reflects the region's history, quality of life and culture.

"We are excited to be able to highlight the Cumberland Valley brand to the traveling PA Turnpike audience," said CVVB Tourism Director, Shireen Farr. "Hopefully this will inspire visitors to venture off the highway and discover what our area has to offer."

The CVVB and Turnpike Commission also worked closely with the Cumberland County Historical Society to create a sign dedicated to the Plainfield Service Plaza (1940-2011). Planners designed Turnpike service plazas to resemble regional architecture, and the Cumberland Valley Service Plaza and others were inspired by Pennsylvania's stone farmhouses.

The grand reopening is scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2012. Details are below.

Location: Cumberland Valley Service Plaza, Eastbound - Milepost 219.1 (Back road access off Newville Rd (641) to Burgners Mill Rd. Turn left just before bridge goes over Turnpike.)

Date: Monday, May 14, 2012

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Parking: Free