Sports Raffle To Benefit Queen Of
The World Church September 1st
A Sports Raffle to benefit Queen of the World Church
will be held September 1st to September 10th and
will be based on the PA Lottery evening drawing.
Each day a prize of a $500.00 gift certificate from
Elk Count Ammo and Arms will be awarded. Get a
chance for one of these ten prizes for a $10.00
donation. Tickets available at the back of the
church after all masses. If you have any questions,
call Carla at 814-594-9377.
First Friday Bread Sale September
3rd and 4th
Sacred Heart Social Committee will
host the First Friday Bread Sale on
Thursday, September 3rd and Friday,
September 4th. To order, call
834-7861, or 834-3698. Pick up will
be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and
Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart
Bingo September 4th At Sacred Heart
next Super Bingo at Sacred Heart
Parish Activity Center will be
Friday, September r4th. Early Bird
Golden Gate $1600 on Blue ONLY.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free Lunch
at 5:30 p.m. Early bird at 6:30 p.m.
Games at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit
Sacred Heart Parish Center..
St. Marks Festival In
annual St. Marks Catholic Church
festival begins September 4th with a
spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $5
for children 5 to 10. Under 5 Free.
Bingo will be held form 7 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, September 5th, the
festival will begin at 11 a.m. There
will be food booths, beer tent, wine
and cheese tasting. Two Guys
Drinking Beer will perform at 7 p.m.
September 6th In Wilcox
Chicken Barbecue will be held on
Sunday, September 6th at the Wilcox
Fire Hall. The barbecue begins at 11
a.m. The Wilcox Fire Hall is located
at 84 Lawrence Street in Wilcox.
Fall Class Schedule
At Artisan Center Begins September
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce &
Artisan Center announces the fall line up for
classes. “We are fortunate to have talented people
willing to share and have come forward with class
ideas for the fall,” says executive director Tina
Saturday, September 12 a Creative
Writing Fiction Workshop will be held. The three
hour class (10am-1pm) will be given by Emily Wolfel
Dubel who promises 3-4 writing exercises and will
review publishing guidelines. The class is open to
all ages. The fee is $5.00 and pre-registration is
Saturday, September 19 a Paint N Sip
Class featuring an elk painted on canvas will be
hosted by PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader. The 2
hour class (10am-noon) is limited to 12 students.
Participants may bring their beverage of choice and
the cost is $35.00. Deadline to register is
Tuesday, September 29 Mader returns
to Emporium to teach a silk scarf painting class.
The three hour class (6:00-9:00pm) is limited to 12
students. The fee is $25.00. The deadline to
register is September 22.
Saturday October 24 Dubel returns to
teach a resin medallion class. Students may
incorporate the medallions into jewelry or key
The fee is $15.00. The deadline to register is
Details on all the classes can be
found at the online store at
or by calling 814-486-4314. Fees can be paid by
credit card. Students seeking a specific class
should contact the chamber office.
Endless Mountain Jam
Endless Mountain Jam will be held on
Saturday, September 12th at the
Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club. The
event is sponsored by A.B.A.T.E.
Child Safety Seat
Check In Emporium
Emporium State Police will sponsor a
Child Safety Seat check, in conjunction with
National Child Passenger Safety Week, on Monday,
September 14th from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the
Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 North Broad
Street in Emporium.
Sacred Heart Social
Committee Booth At Bavarian Fall
the Sacred Heart Parish Social
Committee will have a booth at the 2015 Bavarian
Fall Fest in the Gunners Parking Lot. They will be
serving hot sausage sandwiches, with peppers and
onions, for $5.00. Also German potato salad, $2.50
per serving. Reuben Sandwiches, $5.00 each. Proceeds
benefit the Sacred Heart Social Committee.
Alumni Mass September 18th At ECCHS
The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni
Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on
Friday, September 18 at 9:05 a.m.*
*Please note the day and time change from last year.
All graduates of Central High School and Elk County
Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend
and celebrate with the students, faculty and staff.
The mass intention this month will be for the
classes of 1930 and 1975. Breakfast will be served
immediately following in the cafeteria.
Gun Bash September 19th In Emporium
he 8th annual Gun Bash,
sponsored by the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department,
will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Food and refreshments
will be included. Must be 21 years of age.
Trapper Convention In
Cameron County September 25th-27th
Convention will be held at the
Cameron County Fairgrounds,
September 25th through the 27th.
Parade October 9th
Cameron County High School
Homecoming Parade will be held on
Friday, October 9th. Any
organizations wishing to participate
in the parade should contact Kathryn
A. Fragale at 486-4000, ext. 2050.
Open House In
Conjunction With National Fire
Mark your Calendars for Saturday
October 10th. The Ridgway Fire Department will have
an open house on Saturday October 10th from 12:00
noon until 3:00PM as a part of Fire Prevention Week.
All RFD equipment will be on display, there will be
Fire Prevention handouts for the kids, snacks will
be provided, and of course the ever poplar fire
truck rides. The open house will be held at the
carnival lot unless the weather is bad, and then it
will be at Central Station.
Trail Run In October
The expansion of the Sinnemahone
Ultra Trail Run means more volunteers. Saturday
October 17 participants can select from a 10k, 25k,
or 50k course through the DCNR Forestry Trails of
the Elk State Forest.
“Volunteers man the aid stations and
also mark and unmark sections of the trail”, says
race director, Craig Hudson. Those wishing to learn
more about the event can coordinate the chamber of
commerce office, or visit the website at
Registration is now open. The fees
are $60.00 for the 50k, and $40.00 for either the
25k or 10k. Registration includes a t-shirt, goodie
bag, adult beverages, food, and aid station
supplies. Registration is open until October 1 at
Looking For A Home
We have some awesome
kitties here waiting to go home for the holidays,
and in case you've forgotten, we are also having an
awesome kitty sale. All of these beautiful blues
(and all of our other cats andkittens)
are available for adoption for only a donation. To
sweeten the deal, your donation includes not only
all of their shots for a year, but also the
spaying/neutering of your new best friend. Just try
to resist those eyes.
The 19th annual Elk County Youth
Field Day is being held at the St. Marys Sportsmen’s
Club on Sept. 19 for all youths, ages 10 to 14.
Providing a positive path to assist
the youth of today to engage in
outdoor recreation that can lead to
a lifetime of enjoyment. Through a
schedule of organized events, youth
ages 10-14 will actively participate
in such outdoor activities such as
fishing, trapping, wildlife and
environmental education, and
shooting sports including rifle,
shotgun, and archery. All equipment
needed for the day's events, as well
as lunch, will be provided for the
participants and their parents or
First Ever PA Wilds Juried Artist
Show September 26th
first time, only PA Wilds Juried Artist will sell
artwork at an event in the PA Wilds. The event will
coincide with the All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ
Contest in Cameron County on Saturday September 26
Juried Artist live in the 12 ½ counties that make up
the PA Wilds. The artwork has been juried and
deemed to be of high quality earning the right to
carry the Made in PA Wilds tag. “The idea for a
show limited to juried PA Wilds artist came about
during a presentation in Potter County,” explains
Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Tina Johns Solak. Seeking a way to further
distinguish the work of those living in the PA Wilds
is the goal of the first ever event. “It is hoped
that each county will host a PA Wilds Juried Show,”
says Johns Solak.
than 100 PA Wilds Juried Artists have been invited
to the event. Realizing the short notice given to
artists, Johns Solak is not sure how many will
commit to the event this year, but says the contest
is a yearly event held the last Saturday of
jurying sessions are held two times a year. The
deadline for the next session is September 21.
Artists can find information at
All Fired Up And Kicking Ash BBQ
Applications available for the All
Fired Up & Kicking Ash BBQ Competition Saturday
September 26 in downtown Emporium. “The event
coincides with the District 4 Trapping Convention,”
said executive director Tina Johns Solak. New this
year will be the sale of beer and two new
divisions: side dishes and deserts.
Individuals or teams are invited to
enter. The price is $50.00. Cookers will set up in
the vacant lot in downtown Emporium and offer their
wings, pork, ribs, turkey, sides, deserts or brisket
for sale. A team of 5 judges will decide the
winners in each category. Visitors will then select
a People’s Choice winner.
The competition is open to
restaurants, non-profits who would like to put
together a team, or individuals. “It is for
bragging rights of the county!” Johns Solak
Entry forms and rules can be found at
or by calling the chamber office at 814-486-4314.
The deadline to apply is September 18.
Festival October 3rd
The annual Autumn Festival will be held on Saturday,
October 3rd at Sizerville State Park.
Fork Festival October 10th
The annual First Fork Festival will
be held on Saturday, October 10th at the
Sinnemahoning State Park in Austin.
Benezette Bugle 5K Set For October
the Benezette Bugle 5K Race/Walk and Elk Calf Half
Mile Run will be held on Saturday, October 24th.
Registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The 5K run
begins at 9 a.m., the Elk Calf Half Mile begins at
10:30 p.m. For more information,
Homecoming Dance 2015
Domino's Match Game
Kay Lenze Wins Free Pizza From
for our Domino's Match game for your
chance to win!
Tractor Supply To Hold Pet Adoption
Day September 19th
in St. Marys will host activities
for families and their pets,
including a pet adoption on
Saturday, September 19th as part of
Pet Appreciation week. Held
September 16th - 20th, Pet
Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is
tractor Supply's annual event to
celebrate pet owners and their pets.
As part of the main
event on Saturday, September 19th,
Tractor Supply will feature pet
adoptions, including demonstrations
on pet nutrition, drawings for $200
worth of gift cards, and giveaways.
Elk County Humane
Society will be on hand. There will
be Doggie connections on site form
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Custom Designs
Dog Tags and Leashes, Pony Rides and
Equine Dentist too.
Opportunity For Seniors
Shared Care. Helpmates Inc., offers
a unique living alternative for
seniors in need of nursing home care
without the nursing home. Senior
housing features 1:3 ratio of care
giving at all times, 24/7
supervision and oversight in the
comfort of an actual home.
are available now in our Elk County
Houses. For more information call
Play And Stay In Ridgway This Summer!
There are many
reasons to visit Ridgway,
Pennsylvania! Rails-to-Trails, the
Clarion River, canoeing, fishing,
and more. Great places to play and
stay this spring and summer. Plus,
lots of events, like the Ridgway
Firemen's Celebration and Tasting in
the Wilds. Main Street Manager,
Michelle Bogaki, invites you to
Flyers Looking For Pilots
Elk Flyers is looking
for licensed pilots who would like to get back into
flying or someone who would like to learn how to
fly. Elk Flyers has 2 certified flight instructors
and the lowest aircraft rates in the area. For more
information, call Al McPherson at 335-6139, Bill
Laird at 594-0068, or Jerry Bonfardine at 781-3636.
Leadership Elk County Now Accepting Applications For
The Community Education Center (CEC)
is now recruiting for its annual Leadership Elk
County program (LEC). Join more than 100 graduates
of the county’s only leadership development
programs. LEC was created in 2007 to educate its
participants in the strengths and opportunities of
the county in order to develop informed,
civic-oriented volunteers to help direct the future
of Elk County. The program fosters the development
of local home-grown leaders and establishes a
network of responsible individuals who can in turn,
pass on the benefits to their employers and
community groups. The program meets monthly and
relies on support from the local employers who
sponsor participants to enroll. A generous grant
from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, and other
businesses have also provided sponsorships for
specific sessions and scholarships for participants.
Topics include: Personal Leadership Style, Tourism &
Environment, Communication & Media, History &
Preservation, Health & Human Services, Arts &
Education, Local & State Government, Economic
Development, and Community Improvement Projects. The
program runs from September through June. Applicants
must be at least a high school graduate and live or
work in Elk County. For more information, call the
CEC at 781-3437 or visit
Helpmates Home Nurses
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been providing the necessary services to assist people to live safely
and independently at home. Helpmates, Inc. Home Care agency and its
divisions strive to bring the best of home health services to people of
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What a better way to
introduce kids to hunting than participating in the
Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt!
‘Our youth hunt is so successful, we have grown to two weekend,’ states
Tim Rowan, PF Youth Coordinator. ‘We had 90 kids
last year participate in the safety day and hunt.’
This year’s hunts will be Saturdays, October 10 and
October 17. Applications for this year’s hunt are
available on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s web
site. Be sure to check for both dates on State Game
The pheasant hunt is for junior hunters ages 12-16.
Hunters must be hunter-trapper education certified
but do not need a license. Each child must be
accompanied by a parent or by an adult with
permission of the parent. The hunt is free and food
and beverages will also be provided. Safety –
Safety – Safety is stressed all day long.
On Sunday, September 27, there will be amandatory
the Fox Township Sportsmen Club, Kersey, PA 1-4 p.m.
This will be focused on gun and dog safety, various
dog demonstrations, hunter ethics and trap shooting
will be included in the training. All hunters are
required to attend this seminar in order to
participate in the hunt. We appreciate
For more information please contact Tim Rowan firstname.lastname@example.org
814-715-2754. Deadline for the hunt is September
‘Fox Township Sportsmen Club and Pheasants Forever have worked together
on youth programs for years. We appreciate the use
of their facility and the local youth hunting area
they provide,’ says Jane Bryndel, Treasurer for PF
#630. Many PF members are also members of Fox
Firequacker 2015 October 10th At
First Fork Festival
Firequacker 2015 Duck Race will explode on Saturday
October 10 during the First Fork Festival at
Sinnemahoning State Park. Joining the Cameron
County Chamber of Commerce as a duck adoption center
is L&M Lumber on Route 155 just outside of
ducks can be purchased for $2.00 each or a 6-quack
for $10.00. The first place duck owner will receive
$100.00, while second and third place finishers will
take home $75.00 and $50.00 respectively. Seneca
Resources will match the money raised dollar for
dollar. The funds will pay for the fireworks
planned for July 2016. The fireworks draw crowds
from as far away as Ohio and Maryland because of
their noise level.