Announcements & Ongoing Events
Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Marys Awarded Keystone Communities Grant
The RDA has been awarded a Keystone Communities Facade Grant in the amount of $50,000.00. It is a matching funds program to enable building owners to make exterior improvements to their property. Individuals may request up to $5000.00 for a $10,000.00 project. Applications are available at the Chamber office, the City’s Community & Economic Development Coordinator at 781-1718 ext 225, and also from the board members of the Redevelopment Authority.
Free Parking in Downtown St. Marys Through Dec. 26
Beginning Friday, November 24th 2017 and continuing through Tuesday, December 26th 2017, The City of St. Marys will have FREE PARKING in all City owned parking lots and the parking garage on Depot Street. Normal on-street metered parking will continue to be enforced. Enjoy our downtown and support our businesses!
Local Police Are Waiving Traffic Citations to Collect Christmas Toys for “Project Gifts for Elk County”
In the spirit of the holidays, the St. Marys City Police officers may waive the issuance of a citation and issue a warning for minor traffic violations. Officers may offer a flyer that reads “In the spirit of the holidays, we are waiving the issuance of a citation, in hopes that you will drop off an unwrapped toy to our Police Department. All toys will go to benefit Project Gifts for Elk County. On behalf of the Saint Marys City Police Department, have safe and happy holidays!!!” The Saint Marys City Police Department is also happy to receive any donations to Project Gifts for Elk County at any time, no need to have been stopped for a traffic violation. Donations can be dropped off at the police department at 319 Erie Avenue, Saint Marys.
Boys & Girls Club Fitness Center Now Open to the Public
The Boys and Girls Club of St. Marys Fitness Center is now open to the public. It includes multiple cardio and strength machines, weight benches, and free weights. You must be at least 18 years of age to sign up. The Fitness Center is located on the Club’s third floor, and is open 24/7 with the opion of a $200 annual or $30 monthly membership. For more info and a membership application, visit the Clubs website at smboysandgirlsclub.com or call 814-781-1910.
Shoe Sensation Sponsoring Socks 4 Troops and Veterans
Shoe Sensation in St. Marys is once again sponsoring a holiday drive to provide socks for those who are currently serving or have served in the military. Purchase socks for our troops and vets and we’ll take 20% OFF the price of your donation! We’re also honoring local veterans and troops, so drop off a photo of a veteran or active military personnel for our Hometown Heroes window display, which will remain up through Dec. 24.
Junior Achievement Looking for Elk County Volunteers
Junior Achievement provides students with relevant, age-appropriate, experiential programs delivered by volunteers from our local community, and we’re looking for volunteers to teach five 30-minute lessons at various schools in Elk County. Class schedules are flexible, and training and all materials are provided. If you would like to learn more, contact Greg Sands at (814) 590-3480 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors Wanted!
Be a mentor – be a donor – be an advocate! For more information contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk, and McKean Counties toll-free at 1-877-776-1636. For more information visit our website .
Support the 2017 St. Marys Area United Way Campaign
Help the St. Marys Area United Way help others by making a donation toward this year’s Campaign Goal of $160,000. The United Way works with a variety of groups, organizations, and agencies to reach out to the community. Click here for a list of partner agencies and a printable 2017-2018 Pledge Card!
Upcoming Community Events
For upcoming holiday events, visit our Holiday Happenings 2017 page!