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Taste Of The Arts



Tasting in the Wilds/ Taste of the Arts will be here before you know it! ECCOTA is currently organizing the event and we have an open call out for artists interested in participating in Taste of the Arts. It is a juried Artisan Show and Market presented by the ECCOTA Gallery. The show presents 10-11 regional artists for display and pieces for purchase. This is a wonderful opportunity to browse and shop local talent while enjoying the tastes of the region. Application Deadline is June 21st. If Interested, Call 772-7051, or CLICK HERE


Soup Sale To Benefit Sara Shankle



A Soup and Bake sale will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 11 a.m. to sold out at the Ridgway High School Cafeteria. There will also be a 50/50 and Chinese Auction. Proceeds benefit Sara Shankle, a 6th grader at the Ridgway Middle/High School who is battling cancer.





Kiwanis Club Sponsoring Sausage Sandwich Sale



The Kiwanis Club of Elk County is sponsoring a Sausage Sandwich Sale on Friday, April 25th from 11 a.m. until sold out at Northwest Savings Bank Drive-Thru. The cost is $4.00 each. You can pre-order by Thursday, April 17th. Free local delivery with 10 sandwich minimum purchase. To pre-order, call Angie, 834-2897; Pam at 781-1194; or Ashley at 781-3804. Proceeds benefit "Banking For A Cure", Relay For Life team and "Living Laughing Loving Lauren, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team


Breakfast With The Bunny In Emporium


The Easter Bunny will be hopping down the bunny trail to Emporium on Saturday April 19.  The first stop will be at the Emporium Fire Department where the bunny will eat with kids of all ages!  Breakfast is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.  The bunny has a treat for all the children and be sure to bring your camera!  Proceeds will benefit the Cameron County Fireworks planned for Saturday July 5.

Following breakfast the bunny will hop to the annual egg hunt at the Cameron County Little League Complex.  The hunt is divided by ages and there are plenty of eggs to find! 


Boys And Girls Club Easter Egg Hunt


The St. Marys Boys and Girls Club will sponsor their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th. The event is open to any child 12 years of age and younger in our community. The event will be held at the Boys and Girls Club.



Mother-Daughter Tea



A Mother-Daughter Tea for girls age 10 and older and their mothers, will be held on Sunday, April 27th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Leo's Parish Social Hall, Depot Street in Ridgway. Registration is required. Call Cindy Sorg at 772-2467. Cost is $15 per family.


New Website For St. Marys Recreation Department




The St. Marys Recreation Department has a new website. You'll be able to get up to date information about all the local parks, along with details on park activities. CLICK HERE







LIFT Expo Planned For July



Rep. Matt Gabler along with representatives for LIFT, Life and Independence for Today, will sponsor a Disability and Aging Resource Expo on July 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Firehall on Clarion Road in Johnsonburg. A wide variety of service providers from across the state will be on hand for the event. Various types of health screenings will also be performed during eh expo. Admission is free and lunch will be served. For more information call 781-6301.


6th Annual Heritage Gala Benefit Dinner April 4th


The 6th Annual Heritage Gala Benefit Dinner, sponsored by the Advancement Office of the Elk County Catholic School System! The gala will be held on Friday, April 4 at the Red Fern.

The purpose of the gala is to showcase the talents of our students, to pay tribute to hallmark and significant members of our school system, to thank our business sponsors and patrons, and to gather in community to celebrate. The theme of this year's gala is "For Love of Chocolate and our Students."






Autism Awareness Charity Ball Planned For May
















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Elk County Historical Society Events


Save the Dates! Friday April 25th is our Annual Dinner! Join us for dinner and dancing with "American Pie" as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Then on Saturday, May 31st, the actual day of our founding, we will have a celebration starting in downtown Ridgway and ending with a huge picnic at Sandy Beach in Ridgway Township! Everyone is invited to join the festivities!


Hike Cameron County Returns


Cameron County will celebrate National Trail Days June 7th by offering a free hike on Brooks Run.  The 6 mile hike will begin at Ridge Road and continue to the cabin at Sinnemahoning State Park. 


The hike is part of a series of events planned to bring people outdoors!   The day begins with a color run sponsored by the Keystone Rural Health Center, continues at Sinnemahoning State Park with demonstrations by Cameron County Chamber of Commerce member Country Squirrel Outfitters and concludes with a hike led by Nelson Haas.


In 2010 the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce began a hiking series that continues each year on the first Saturday of June.  Anyone wishing to hike should contact the chamber office for more information.


Summer Job Applications Now Available For 2014


Stackpole Hall Foundation Summer Jobs program applications are now being accepted for 2014. The program provides work experience at non-profit employers in Elk County for eligible students. Students are employed through the State Work Study Program and are paid directly by the employers. The Stackpole-Hall foundation provides 50% of the funding for wages earned, the Pennsylvania State Work Study Program provides 40% of the employers are responsible for 10%. For eligibility requirements, a list of Summer Job Employers and Summer job Application forms, CLICK HERE


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


Pennsylvania State police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26th, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous. Take-Back Day is a national intuitive, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, aimed at encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that are prone to abuse and theft. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, unwanted prescription medication can be dropped off at select State Police barracks. For list of drop-off sites, CLICK HERE, then click Public Services link.


Pick It Up PA Campaign


The Elk County Solid Waste Authority will participate in the annual Pick it Up PA campaign, April 21st to May 6th, 2014. The campaign is part of the Great American Cleanup which began in Pennsylvania in 2004. The Pick It Up PA campaign is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association.


Ridgway Fire Department Gun Bash


The annual Ridgway Fire Department Gun Bash will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgway Fire Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door. Donation is $10.00. Food and refreshments will be available.


Community Wide Yard Sale


Community Wide Yard Sale registration forms are available. Save the date....May 17th 9am to 3pm. List your home, establishment, or become a vendor at the Welcome Center and courthouse lawn. Registration forms on

line www.ridgwaychamber.com


Boys And Girls Basketball Camp Schedule For June


The 33rd annual Elk County Catholic High School Boys Fundamental skills basketball clinic will be held at Elk County Catholic High School from Monday, June 2nd to Friday June 6th. The camp is open to boys entering grades 1 to 9 as of next August.


The girls camp will be held Monday, June 2nd, to Thursday, June 5th. The girls camp is also open to girls entering grades 1 to 9.


The camp is open to boys and girls in both the Parochial and Public Grade Schools. Cost of the game is $20.00 for single camper families; $30.00 for two camper families; and $35.00 for three or more camper families.


For more information, including schedule, CLICK HERE


Website For Elk County Humane Society



the Elk County Humane Society has launched a new website. You'll find pictures of adoptable puppies and kittens along with information on how to donate and get involved. CLICK HERE



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