.St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
....53 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys PA 15857 * phone 814-781-3804 * fax 814-781-7302

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Career, Business & Personal Interest Courses Offered Locally
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Now Through September: 2nd Annual Big Fish Contest
The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau has announced their second annual Big Fish Contest, through September 2015. Everyone who submits a photo will be entered to win the following prizes each month:
• Canoe/Kayak trip from Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Cook Forest
• Canoe trip from Country Squirrel Outfitters, Ridgway
• Gift certificate from Jim's Sports Center, Clearfield
• Gift certificate from Hickory Creek Archery and Sporting Goods, East Hickory
• Gift certificate from Cooksburg Dry Goods, Cook Forest
• Ice cream treat from Cooksburg Cafe, Cook Forest
• A grand prize winner will win a guided fly fishing float trip for 2 in 2016 with Keystone Predator Outfitters and Todd Deluccia, the \current Musky Fly Fishing World Champion. For more information, or to enter the contest go to VisitPAGO.com/BigFish

Through April: Stackpole-Hall Foundation's Long Range Planning Project Open For Input
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is excited to announce that its Long Range Planning project has officially started and that the "Ideascale" website is up and running so that individuals will be able to submit ideas, vote on ideas and make comments on ideas. The website will remain active until April 30, 2015.
Those interested in submitting and idea using the "Ideascale" website should follow these steps:
1. In your browser, type: stackpolehall.ideascale.com (or click on this link)
2. Click on "Register" at the top, right of the page
3. Enter your email address, fill in the CAPTCHA and click "Submit"
4. You will see a message at the top of the page that a confirming email is being sent to your email account
5. Check your email for a message asking you to verify your email address (you may have to check your SPAM folder)
6. In the email, click on "Yes, this is my email" and you will be directed back to Ideascale
7. Enter a password for the Ideascale site, confirm the password, and click on "Create Password"
8. Answer three profile questions (zip code, age range, and gender) and click "Save Changes"
9. You are now a registered member and may submit ideas, vote on an idea, and submit comments.
If you want to submit an idea, but who do not want to do so via the internet, you can send your idea directly to: The Stackpole-Hall Foundation, 44 South St. Marys Street, St. Marys PA 15857. If you mail an idea to the Foundation, you won't be able to vote, make comments or monitor progress. For demographic purposes, ideas sent by US mail must include the zip code, age, and gender of the writer. Ideas should focus on issues dealing with providing opportunities for meaningful careers for young people in Elk County and ideas dealing with supporting senior citizens' health and independence. Follow status and idea updates on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/GrowElkCounty For more information regarding registering or submitting ideas, contact the Foundation directly at 814-834-1845 or stackpolehall@windstream.net

Mt. Zion Historical Society News
Over 100 Korean Veterans and family members of deceased Korean War Veteran were remembered and honored at a dinner on April 11, 2015 at the American Legion Building in Byrendale. The dinner was jointly sponsored by the Mt. Zion History Society and Valley American Legion to pay tribute to local Korean War Veterans on the 60th Anniversary of this war. The event began with a welcome by Valley Legion President James McCluskey and Mt. Zion Historical Society President Jim Burke. Following dinner Rudy Cadori was presented with a plaque of Appreciation from the Elk County Commissioners for his work in gathering veteran information. Rudy found and compiled a list of 200 forgotten veterans to add to the historical society’s veteran list which now has grown to over 1000 names. This list together with numerous pictures of local veterans can be viewed on line at www.mtzionhistoricalsociety.org. The 2015 dedication at the Mt. Zion Historical Park, to be held on May 23rd at 1:00 PM, will honor our local POWs. The Mt. Zion Historical Society provides a free service of posting Veterans information and pictures of Veterans on their web site. Anyone desire to submit a picture or information may do so my contacting Susan McClintick, or Ken and Rita Ovell.

APRIL 2015

DECA Family Fun Night & Fundraiser
date, time, & location: April 23, from 6 - 8 PM at St. Marys High School Cafeteria
Description: Bingo and pizza!! Tickets are $25 and include up to 5 people on one ticket. Each ticket includes one X-large pizza, beverages, and 5 bingo cards. Additional bingo cards are available for $2 each; additional pizzas are available for $9 each (must be ordered in advance). All proceeds benefit the DECA Club for Conferences and Competitions.

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Boy Scout Troop 95

date, time, & location: April 25 at the Sacred Heart Parish Center from noon until sold out.
description: Cost - $8 per plate, no charge for children under 5. Take outs and deliveries available, 50/50 and Chinese Raffle to include autographed items from country singers Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, and much more! All proceeds to benefit the activities of Boy Scout Troop 95. To schedule deliveries call 814-335-4376.

MAY 2015

MAY 23
2015 Annual Memorial Week End Dedication
date, time, & location:
Dedication starts at 1 PM on May 23 at the Mt. Zion Historical Park
description: Join with us in remembering our veterans! This event is sponsored by the Mt. Zion Historical Sociaty and Valley American Legion.
The 2015 Annual Memorial Week End Dedication this year will be held the Saturday before Memorial Day at the Mt. Zion Historical Park. The dedication starts at 1:00 PM. This year our local POWs will be honored with a plaque in the Veteran’s Honor Walk. The Society would be most grateful for any information regards to any local veteran who was a POW. This information can be forwarded to Susan McClintick, McClintick Road, Weedville Pa., for by call Susan at 787- 7675.

JUNE 2015

PA Wilds Arts Fest

date, time & location: June 13 from 10 am - 6 pm at the Elk Country Visitor Centerm Benezette
description: The Keystone Elk Country Alliance is teaming up with the PA Wilds Artisan Train to launch a festival showcasing high quality, locally made products from the Pennsylvania Wilds. The event will include live music, artisan demonstrations, and the Artisan Trail coordinators will conduct two free workshops for new artists and retailers interested in learning more about membership benefits and how to apply to the program. Special discounted booth rates will be offered to all PA Wilds Juried Artisans and Trail Sites. Don't delay - vendor application deadline is May 1. For more details and registration visit http://www.pawildsartisans.com/app-services/artsfest.

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