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Weekend In The Wilds July 1st & 2nd In Cameron County


 Activities begin Friday July 1st with the annual ice cream social and two winning competitors from the fall All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Competition will cook on Saturday.


The First Presbyterian Church will scoop ice cream and serve up slices of pie 5-7pm on Friday July 1.  Upstairs the Cameron County quilters will display quilts while the Merry Music Makers will perform.


Saturday Fourth Street is lined with vendors including Phartin Barts and Crazy Eyes, who cooked during the fall BBQ competition.  Saturday night fireworks will blast off from the Cameron County Football Stadium at 9:30pm.


Artists, and other vendors wishing to secure a location along Fourth Street are reminded that the deadline is June 15.  Information is available at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office by calling 814-486-4314.


McCandless Family Benefit July 9th At The Edgewood


A benefit for the John McCandless family will be hold on Saturday, July 9th at the Edgewood in St. Marys. Door open at 6 p.m. A minimum donation of $5.00 will be accepted. DJ Mike McAllister from Casol Audio will provide the entertainment, along with Simple Jack, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.


There will be a 50/50 drawing throughout the night, along with a basket raffle.


Sacred Heart Parish Turkey Dinner July 14th


Sacred Heart Parish will sponsor a Turkey dinner on Thursday, July 14th starting at 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Proceeds benefit the Sacred heart Parish Building fund.


Elk Conservation District "Clays For Conservation" Shooting Event July 17th


The Elk conservation District 2nd annual Clays for Conservation Shooting event will be held on Sunday, July 17th at the St Marys Sportsmen's Club.


Money raised will benefit the environmental educational programs throughout Elk County. For more information contact Kate Yetzer. kyetzer@countyofelkpa.com.




Ridgway Fireman's Celebration, July 18th Through The 23rd

Monday Night:: The Ridgway Fire Department will have the Moore Brothers Band will play from 6 to 10pm, all of our Food booths will be up and running for dinner time.  Nightly drawings, $50 at 7,8,9 and $100 at 10pm. 
Please come down and join us.   

Come join the fun!  Have some dinner and enjoy the evening with the Ridgway Fire Department on our Monday night with NO Carnival rides. 
Our Celebration will continue on Tuesday evening with our annual Pet Parade, and the Carnival will open directly after..

Tuesday night... will be the Pet Parade, line up at 5:30 and Parade at 6pm, parents will be asked to be in two separate lines with their kids and pets, ride ticket will be given to Kids only.

Wednesday  - Carnival will open at 6pm.

Thursday is Special Olympics from 1-3 pm, Carnival opens at 6pm, and our Fireworks display will start directly after the 10:00PM drawing.

Friday is Matinee Day from 1-5pm, the Carnival will open at 6pm and run until 12 Midnight, with a Mountain bike given away at Midnight..  The mountain bike is courtesy of Powers Midway.

Saturday is our Annual Firemen's Parade.  Everyone will use the online sign up.    Our line up will be at the Motion control rear parking lot starting at 12 Noon.  Fire Equipment will be Judged at the stating area, all others, Floats, etc., will be Judged as you go through the Judges stand on Main Street.   All awards will be announced at the money stand afterwards.  It takes an hour for our Judges to tally up, so please stop at the carnival lot.

For more information, feel free to call our Fire Hall at any time 814-772-8085.. Questions/Comments to ridgwayfire4@gmail.com


Attention Elk County Residents With Private Water Supplies


Have you ever had the drinking water from your private water well, spring, or cistern tested for lead and other health-related pollutants? Here is your chance. Testing will be held on July 26th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex Building, 1st Floor Conference Room 2, 300 Center Street in Ridgway.


Penn State Extension has received funding to offer 40 households in Elk County on private water supplies a free health related water test from the Penn State Water Lab. This safe drinking water workshop will be offered to distribute and interpret these water test results. Penn State Extension Water Specialists will be available at the workshop to answer your individual questions.


The first 40 households registered for this evening workshop will receive the test kits which must be used and mailed to the Penn State Water lab by July 6, 2016.


Third Annual Color Dash And Glow July 30th In Johnsonburg


The time of the year has come for the Third Annual Color Dash and Glow 5K. The 5K will be on July 30th and all proceeds from the event benefit the Johnsonburg Community Center. You can walk or run the event. Registration will start at 8 pm with the 5K starting at 9 pm. That's right! It is a night 5K! The Color Dash and Glow is like a normal color run, but it occurs at night and participants wear glow sticks and bracelets. There is no age limit and everyone is welcome! Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and you are responsible for your pet. Water and glow sticks will be available for purchase. So come out, wear white and have FUN!


The registration price is $30. However if you pre-register you will receive a pre-registration pack which includes the 5K t-shirt, a temporary tattoo, glow item and a pack of color with NO EXTRA COST!


Note: Pre-registered participants must pay prior to July 14th to be considered as pre-registered and receive the package.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the JCC at (814)965-2010! 

Register NOW by calling (814)965-2010, stopping by the building during hours or filling out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/QdN76uz0sWNFocGk2





ECCOTA To Present "Jesus Christ Superstar" July


You do not want to miss this epic performance! The Elk County Council on the Arts presents an amateur production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the 1970 rock opera by with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Jason Phipps.


Performances July 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 at 7PM at the Ridgway Area High School Auditorium. 


Tickets available in advance starting in early June at the ECCOTA Gallery, $10 each.


Ridgway Picnic Scheduled For July 27th At Sandy Beach


The annual picnic, sponsored by the Ridgway-Elk County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at Sandy Beach Recreational area.


Clam Chowder to be served at 2 p.m., shrimp at 3 p.m., steamed clams at 4 p.m. along with dinner at 6 p.m.


Tickets available at the Chamber office for $40 per person for advance tickets, $45 at the gate. Call 776-1424.


"Blast In The Burgh VII To Be Held On August 5th In Johnsonburg


The annual Blast In The Burgh will be held on August 5th at 7 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Memorial Field. Tickets of the event are available no at various locations throughout the county. For more information call 965-5771.


2016 Elk Expo Planned For August 20th & 21st


The Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold their annual elk tag drawing live at the Elk Expo in the ECCO Building on Saturday, August 20th. To be entered into the 2016 elk license lottery drawing, you must apply through the Pennsylvania Game Commission: www.portal.state.pa.us

The KECA bull elk tag raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, August 21st. 100% of KECA's raffle proceeds directly benefit Pennsylvania's Elk Country