Upcoming Community Events

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Announcements & Ongoing Events

“Sweet 16” Wing Fling Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, June 21!

Buy now and save!!!! $20 tickets for Wing Fling go on sale on Wednesday, June 21 at the Chamber office. 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!

2017 Dairy Queen Cutest Pet Contest Is Underway!

Vote for your favorite entries from June 17 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.

Hiring Students? Ask to See Their School Counts Employability Certificates

If your business is hiring students this summer, please ask to see each candidate’s Employability Certificate! This program is part of an initiative that encourages employers to use high school performance records as one of the criteria to evaluate high school job applicants, and we hope that by working to achieve this certificate, students will begin to realize the importance of accountability and responsibility.  A total of 158 St. Marys Area High School students received Employability Certificates this year, proving that they obtained a grade of “C” or better in every course, achieved a 95% attendance rate and punctuality record, took more than the minimum graduation requirements, and demonstrated positive behavior. For more information about School Counts Employability Certificates, click here.

ECCOTA Accounces Project Stream Grants Available For Arts Activities

The Elk County Council on the Arts in conjunction with the PA Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream, which provides funding for individuals and not-for-profit organizations in the form of grants for arts-related public projects. You need not be an arts organization to take advantage of this funding. Grants for amounts up to $2500 are available to support arts activities that take place between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018 in Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties. The application is completed online and the deadline is June 20, 2017. More info is available at 814-772-7051, edugrants@eccota.com or the ECCOTA website.

Cast a line in the Great Outdoors!

Let the lure of a quiet weekend of fishing the the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region draw you to our clean mountain waterways this spring.  Women in the Wilds Weekend – June 23rd-25th ** Clarion River Paddling Program – June 24th ** Fish-for-Free Day – July 4th

 Upcoming Community Events


CNB Bank to Feature Local Photography in 2018 calendar

description: Area residents are invited to submit photos for the 2018 CNB wall calendar, which will feature photos with an “Americana” theme from the western Pennsylvania region. 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.

JUNE 18-20 and 22-24

Community Nurses Used Book Drop-Off (June 18, 19 & 20) and Used Book Sale (June 22, 23, & 24)

description: The sale will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1st floor gymnasium. Book donations will be accepted at the school on June 18, 19, & 20. The book sale will be held on June 22,23, & 24. Proceeds benefit Adult Day.


ECCOTA Youth Summer Visual Arts Camp

dates & locations: 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 .
description: Each day will be filled with a creative new project inspired by the theme, “Fairy Tales and Folklore”. The camp is open to students entering grades 3 – 9. Applications and information are available at ECCOTA.com or by calling 814-772-7051 or stopping by the ECCOTA gallery at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.


WRC Senior Services presents “Speakeasy, Die Hard” Dinner Theater

date, time & location: June 23 at The Red Fern in Kersey; cocktails & silent auction at 5 PM, dinner/show at 6:30 PM
description: WRC Senior Services invites the public to their first annual Elk County Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Friday, June 23! Pittsburgh’s foremost dinner theater company, Mystery’s Most Wanted, will take over the Red Fern as they present “Speakeasy, Die Hard”. Come and join the fun! The event also includes a silent auction coordinated with the American Fundraising Company and South Street Botanical Designs. For more information call 814-849-1205 or check the WRC Senior Services Facebook page.

JUNE 26-30

ECCOTA Youth Summer Theater Camp

date, time & location: 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.
description: Campers 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 ECCOTA.com or by calling 814-772-7051 or stopping by the ECCOTA gallery at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.


St. Marys Fireworks Dairy Queen Blizzard Day

date & location: June 27 at St. Marys Dairy Queen
description: 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.


ECCOTA Annual Erie Art Museum Trip

date: July 6
description: All students from grade 3 & up are welcome to register and attend. More information is available at ECCOTA.com or by calling 814-772-7051 or stopping by the ECCOTA gallery at 237 Main St. in Ridgway.


Elk County Cruise In & Kill the Grill BBQ Competition

Date, Time, & Location: July 8 at the Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette PA, starting at 1 PM
Description: Join the Elk County Cruisers for their annual Elk viewing cruise in. All late models and classic cars, trucks, jeeps and motorcycles are invited to the Elk Country Visitor Center for an afternoon of fun. Dash plaques will be awarded until gone. Music in the afternoon, along with the Kill The Grill BBQ Competition for Chicken, Brisket and Ribs and a chicken BBQ after 4.


NWIRC Sales Process Workshop

date, time & location: Aug. 25, 8 am – 3 pm, Community Education Center in St. Marys
description: This workshop will help your company become more proactive, qualify leads more effectively, and stay in alignment with your customers buying process. After this workshop you’ll have a higher probability of success leading to increased revenues and improved profitability. Cost: $250 P/P for a company team of 3 or more; otherwise, $350 per person. Value add: receive 2 hours of virtual post-workshop coaching support. For more information or to register: call 814-898-6888


Bavarian Fall Fest

date & time: Fri. Sept. 15, 11am-10pm; Sat. Sept. 16, 9am-10pm; Sun. Sept. 15  9am-3pm
location: Downtown St. Marys
description: Food, crafts, live entertainment, pancake breakfast, huge basket raffle, folk mass


Quehanna Elk Quest Weekend

date: September 29 – October 1, 2017
description: Explore the Moshannon and Elk State Forests, hike with KTA staff and Board members, view the elk herd in the Benezette area, and complete your weekend adventure at Gunners – a quaint motel/restaurant in historic St Marys, PA. This weekend package trip includes: Two nights lodging as well as two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners. We will take four hikes throughout the three day adventure, visit the Elk Country Visitor Center, and a State Game Lands in the heart of the elk viewing area.
Sign-up here: http://www.kta-hike.org/2017-qeq-rsvp.html


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