Chamber News & Announcements

 News & Announcements From SMACC

Sweet 16 Wing Fling Tickets On Sale Now!

Buy now and save!!!! Tickets for Wing Fling are now on sale at the Chamber office for just $20! After August 1, tickets will be $25 each. We’re also looking for Wing Fling participants, so don’t forget to send in your forms!! You don’t have to be a restaurant to participate – all businesses are welcome!

Operation Save Sparky – Be a Friend of the Fireworks!

The St. Marys fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 3 at the Leaning Pines/The Highlands, with live music from 7 – 9 PM, children’s activities, snack vendors, and more! As always, the display is entirely funded by the community’s generosity. The 2017 Fireworks Fund  is underway and we know with your support we’ll once again reach our $18,000 goal! Several levels of sponsorship are available, and fireworks donations of any size (from organizations, businesses, and individuals) are welcome! We encourage everyone who enjoys this wonderful event to donate just $1 each year to help the community continue this display. What a great way to teach young children about giving back to their community – and they can see their $1 in action! Please consider helping out with this community tradition in any way that you can. We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you on the 3rd!


 Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 Town Wide Yard Sale!

The Chamber sincerely thanks all the sellers, all the shoppers, and everyone who helped make this great community event a success!

News & Announcements From SMACC Members

St. Marys Dairy Queen News

2017 Dairy Queen Cutest Pet Contest Is Underway! Vote for your favorite entries thru July 16 – winners will be announced July 20, winner’s picture will be taken July 29! All proceeds benefit the Elk County Humane Society and the top 12 will be featured in the 2018 Elk County Humane Society calendar.
St. Marys Fireworks Dairy Queen Blizzard Day – June 27 Support the annual Fireworks Display at this great community event in cooperation with the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce! Stop in at your St. Marys Dairy Queen on June 27 and enjoy a delicious treat, with $1 from each Blizzard sold going towards the Fireworks Fund. Businesses can call with large orders at 781-1417.

CNB Bank to Feature Local Photography in 2018 calendar

The 2018 CNB wall calendar will feature photos with an “Americana” theme from the western Pennsylvania region this year. The theme encompasses all things that help tell the story of who we are, from family heirlooms and well-loved toys to priceless artifacts, items of nostalgia, and pop culture.  Local residents are encouraged to submit up to two photos using the online submission form. Photos can be submitted through Aug. 6. On Aug. 9, 12 winners (including Best of Show) and 24 honorable mentions will be selected. These photos will be printed in the Bank’s 2018 wall calendars, which will be distributed to customers all over PA in November. Winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 11.

Elk Haven Nursing Home Wins Way Office Plus Inc. Catalog Cover Plus Contest

Congratulations to Elk Haven Nursing Home, winner of this year’s Catalog Cover TV Contest! You can be eligible to play next year – just save your catalog covers as entry forms, and purchase $500 or more over the course of 2017.

Upcoming Winery at Wilcox Events

The Winery at Wilcox Pork & Corks with Big D’s BBQ – June 23 (RSVP by June 21) – Join us at the DuBois Harley Shop from 6-8 PM on June 23! The cost is $30 per guest and includes live music as you feast on 1/3 rack of pork ribs with Clarion River Red BBQ sauce, Big D’s famous potato salad, baked beans, and Cajun corn. You also get 2 glasses of wine, a Winery at Wilcox logo glass, and Doc G’s beer sampling.  RSVP by June 21; pay by phone (814-375-6885) or stop in at the Winery at Wilcox at the DuBois Mall.
Louisiana Style Crab Boil at the DuBois Harley Shop – July 7 (RSVP by July 3) – 
Join us for great buffet meal Louisiana style at the DuBois Harley Shop, from 6-8 PM on July 7.  Food provided by Little Sister’s Big Rig! $30 per guest cost includes the buffet (crab legs, shrimp, chicken legs, sausage, potatoes, onions, and corn on the cob in a seafood broth served with fresh baked rolls and condiments), 2 glasses of wine, Doc G’s beer sampling, and live music. Must RSVP and pay by July 3 at the Winery at Wilcox in the DuBois Mall.
Winery at Wilcox End of Summer Boozy Bowling Tournament – Aug. 19 – Say so long to summer at the Boozy Bowling Tournament from 4-8 PM at Luigi’s Villa in DuBois on August 19! Cost is $60 per team (6 teams, four players per team) – fee includes build your own taco bar, 2 oz. of Winery at Wilcox “spare” flight of mixed wine drinks, and a Winery at Wilcox logo glass. Cash bar available! Grand prize for 1st place, prize for best team theme (name and outfits) plus random prizes throughout the night! Contact the Winery at Wilcox for more info.

Penn Highlands Community Nurses Upcoming Events

Used Book Sale – June 22,23 & 24 The sale will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1st floor gymnasium.  Proceeds benefit Adult Day.

Children’s Miracle Network Celebration Dinner – June 30

Join us at 7:30 PM on Friday, June 30 at Highlands Grille and Banquet Center in St. Marys for a full buffet dinner, dessert, and more! Live entertainment with Travis Unplugged from 6 – 10 PM; long drive and putting contests; and meet WTAJ TV Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo. Dinner cost: $30. Tickets available at The Highlands, SMACC, Elk County Community Foundation, Merlin’s, Leaning Pines Golf Course, and St. Marys Insurance Agency. For more info, find us on Facebook.

Elk County Council on the Arts Youth Summer Art Programming

The Elk County Council of the Arts is holding the following annual summer youth programming:
Visual Arts Camp – June 19-July 14  The theme is Fairy Tales and Folklore!  Camp will be held at the St. Leo’s Church social hall in Ridgway June 19 – 23 and at the Community Education Center in St. Marys July 10-14. The camp is open to students entering grades 3 – 9.
Annual Erie Art Museum Trip – July 6 All students from grade 3 & up are welcome to register and attend.
Summer Theater Camp – June 26-30 Camp begins on June 26 and concludes on June 30 with a 7 PM public performance of Honk Jr., directed by Tiffany Gump, at the St. Marys High School Auditorium. Students 18 or younger entering grades 3 – 12 in the fall are welcome to participate. Campers 6th grade and up are encouraged (but not required) to pre-audition for larger roles. Auditions will be held Thursday, June 15 in the ECCOTA gallery from 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 4 PM in the St. Marys High School band room.
Applications and information are available at , by calling 814-772-7051, or at the ECCOTA gallery at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.

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