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The Benezette Bugle 5K & Elk Calf Half Mile Run


The annual Benezette Bugle 5K and Elk Calf Half Mile Run will be held on October 25th. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The race begins at the Benezette School House. Proceeds benefit the Benezette United Methodist Church. Click Here





Winery At Wilcox Celebrates 20th Anniversary



The Winery In Wilcox has been producing some of the most popular wines in the region now for 20 years. Here is a video featuring some of its rich history


River 98.9 Showcase -St. Marys Airport



Al McPhearson, St. Marys Airport Manager, talks about the status of the airport, about the newly formed Cival Air Patrol and the projects that are planned in the future. Also, City Manager Dave Greene along with Mayor Bob Howard, discuss the importance of the St. Marys Airport.





Penn Highlands Elk/SMP Home Medical 5K Run/Walk


The 5K Let Your Bow Glow, Run/Walk, sponsored by Penn Highlands Elk and SMP Home Medical, will be held on Friday, September 26th at the St. Marys Eagles on Trout Run Road. Registration is at 5:30 p.m., race at 8 p.m.


Featured guest is "The Ride", performing at 10 p.m. There will be a Moonlight Fight Against Cancer with DJ, music, hula hoop dancers, sky lantern release and more.


Pre-registration is $25 which include an event t-shirt and glow items. A bonus Head Lamp will be made available to the first 50 registered, courtesy of Ed Gerg All State Agencies. Same day registration is $30 and does not include a t-shirt.


Proceeds benefits women's services at Penn Highlands Elk.


"Sounds Of Autumn" Band Festival


The annual "Sounds Of Autumn" Band festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th at Dutch Country Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. The event is coordinated by the St. Marys Area High School and Elk County Catholic High School bands. There will be a concession stand in operation


National Drug Take Back Day September 27th


Pennsylvania State Police report that Saturday, September 27th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the State Police in Emporium will take part in the national Drug Take Back Day.


Members of the communities in Cameron County are encouraged to turn in any unused, unwanted medications. The following items will be accepted for disposal: Prescription medication, over the counter medication.


The following items will not be accepted; Syringes and needles.


As in the past, anyone turning in medications may remain anonymous and will not be asked any questions.


Moses "The Musical"


The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday, September 27th to the performance of the musical "Moses" at the sigh and Sound Theatre near Lancaster. The cost includes bus transportation, the show and a family style meal at "Good & Plenty". For more information cal 834-6178 or 834-6402


Sacred Heart First Friday Bread Sale


The Sacred Heart Parish First Friday Bread sale will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, October 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until sold out. To place orders call 834-7861, or 834-3698.


K-9 Carnival And Dog Walk


The Elk County Humane Society will sponsor the annual K-9 Carnival and Dog Walk on Saturday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.


Registration is $15.00 for adults. There will be prizes and awards, a costume contest, vendors and games.


Pre-register by September 19th and receive a free "Your Walk" T-shirt. (Rain Date is October 11th)




Duck Derby Set For October 11th


The Firequacker 2015 Duck Derby will swimm off October 11 during the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park.   “This year Seneca Resources Corporation will match the money raised through duck adoptions and donations up to $2,500.00,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.  The first opportunity to adopt a duck will be Saturday August 30 at Olivetts Shur Fine.  The price remains the same $2.00 for one or a 6 quack for $10.00.


“This year the fourth of July is the first Saturday of July and normally that is the night of fireworks, but because the pyro technician has a list of July 4 commitments Cameron County will blast off Friday July 3,” according to Johns Solak.  The committee is hoping to raise at least $7,000.00 this year.  “Having Seneca Resources Corporation offer to help us will make reaching that goal more attainable,”  Johns Solak continued.


Seneca Resources Corporation, the exploration and production segment of National Fuel Gas Company, explores for, develops, and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in California and Appalachia. Additional information about Seneca and National Fuel Gas Company is available at http://www.nationalfuelgas.com


The winning duck holder will receive $100.00, second place will take home $75.00 and third place will be awarded $50.00.  Ducks are also for sale at businesses displaying a red white and blue duck derby sign.




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Events In Cameron County


The Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce features a daily calendar of events in the area. From meetings to special events. You can Click to view directly from the Chamber Website




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



Fall Flea Market Marks A Return


Cameron County Chamber of Commerce planning for the 2nd annual Fall Flea Market.  It will be held the same weekend as the Sinnemahone 50k, on Saturday October 18. 


“Last year was the first time this event was held.  We wanted to provide an event for those that traveled with participants of the grueling race,” explained Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.  “The race has a ten hour time limit, giving time for those supporting the participants’ time to browse.” 


The Fall Flea Market is open to anyone selling food, household items, or crafts, and not limited to Cameron County residents.  Vendors are assigned spots along Broad Street, Third and Fourth Streets.  To reserve a spot a $10.00 fee must be paid and vendors are assigned on a first come first serve basis.  Reservations are being taken at the chamber office at 34 East Fourth Street or by calling 814-486-4314.


Elk County Historical Society Talent Show


The Elk county Historical Society is sponsoring a Talent Show on Saturday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the 1st Lutheran Church in Ridgway. Do you have a bad act? Can't sing? Cant' Dance? Can't do magic? Want to do it anyway? You are exactly what we want! Sign up now. Call Mary at 776-1032. CLICK HERE


The Benezette Bugle 5K & Elk Calf Half Mile Run


The annual Benezette Bugle 5K and Elk Calf Half Mile Run will be held on October 25th. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The race begins at the Benezette School House. Proceeds benefit the Benezette United Methodist Church. Click Here


Rescue Class At Emporium Fire Department


There will be a Confined Space Rescue Class at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 North Broad Street from 8 a.m. to 5  p.m. This class is oopen to all emergency responders. For more information call 486-0894.






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


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