LOCKPORT – Attaching a padlock to a fence or railing has become a symbol of love and commitment in some quarters, but on Saturday Lockport promoters hope it will become a symbol of Lockport.
At the Lockport Community Market on Canal Street on Saturday, the new Lockport Beautiful group will offer padlocks for sale for $5, in hopes that buyers will decorate them with decorations available at its booth, and attach them to one of the fences overlooking the Flight of Five, the original Erie Canal locks. Then, buyers will be encouraged to take a photo of their lock and post it on Twitter or Instagram, using #lockthelocks.
People may bring their own padlocks instead of buying them at the market.
Brian S. Smith, vice president of the Greater Lockport Development Corp., said participants will be randomly selected to win prizes ranging from free food to gift cards at Lockport businesses.