Upcoming Community Events



Santa House Open Saturdays Through Christmas

The Santa House on the corner of Center and North St. Marys Street will be open from 11:00­-2:00 each Saturday from now until Christmas. The Santa House is a collaborative effort coordinated by the Chamber and supported by Elk County Real Estate, The Moose Family Center and Elk County Rustic Furniture.

Lions Club Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 11 –  Tickets Available Now

Tickets for the Lions Club Breakfast with Santa are now on sale at the Chamber office. The breakfast is scheduled for December 11th at Gunners, with two sessions at 9:30 and 11:00. Tickets are $3 (children 4 and under will be admitted free). Give the kids a real holiday treat!!

Shoe Sensation Collecting Socks & Laces For The Troops, Now Thru Dec. 31

As of Sunday, November 27, 2016, Shoe Sensation’s Sock for Troops program has collected 3,996 pairs of socks and 585 shoe laces for local veterans and active duty military overseas. The program is receiving tremendous community participation and Shoe Sensation thanks all who have donated so far on behalf of our troops and veterans. Socks for Troops, designed to collect and donate both military approved socks for active duty personnel stationed overseas as well as casual socks for off duty use and local veterans in need, will continue in all 150 Shoe Sensation locations through Christmas Eve and Shoe Sensation is offering a 20% discount on socks purchased for donation to the Socks for Troops program. While new unworn socks purchased elsewhere may be donated, Shoe Sensation has secured a special selection of military approved socks that meet the requirements for active duty which can be purchased to donate to our active duty troops overseas. Anyone who has served in the military or worked outdoors in difficult conditions understands the difference dry, clean socks can make. While the military does provide clothing including socks, extra socks are one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas. Please visit your local Shoe Sensation to donate and for details on where the socks will bedelivered. To find a Shoe Sensation near you, visit www.shoesensation.com and click on locations.

Community Nurses Seeking Hospice Volunteers

Community Nurses, Inc. is in search of caring men and women 18 and over to become Hospice Volunteers. If you’re looking to give back all year long, enjoy being with people, and have some available time, please consider volunteering! Hospice is a very special program of services designed to serve patients who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Volunteers may be asked to sit with the patient to provide respite for the caregiver, or drop in to visit a patient who does not have contact with outside people. Some volunteers also provide assistance with clerical duties and help with events like Camp Flutterbye, ABATE Benefit Run, Butterfly Release or our annual Book Sale. For more information please call Katie Hoy, Volunteer Coordinator at 814­-781-­4722.

PA Wilds Center Seeking Food Truck Vendor

The PA Wilds Center has issued a RFP in search of a food truck vendor at the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center. They are looking for a vendor who can set up a food truck in the parking lot full time during peak season and on weekends in the shoulder season as weather permits. The ideal vendor will be an individual or firm that can provide great customer service, inspired food and beverage offerings, and an ambiance that fits the park and reflects the creativity, hospitality and resourcefulness that define the Pennsylvania Wilds region. The contract would begin in spring of 2017 and proposals are due by Jan. 6, 2017. Read the full details here.


Benefit Comedy Show for the Elk County Humane Society

date & location: Dec. 10 at the Edgewood in St. Marys – doors open at 6:60 PM
description: Don’t miss the fun!! Comedian Bubba Bradley will be performing at the Edgewood in St Marys on Saturday, December 10, to benefit the Elk County Humane Society. Doors open at 6:30 PM; a beef and chicken buffet will be served at 7 PM and the show starts at 8 PM. Cost is $25 per person; must be over 21 (BYOB). For tickets, call 834-9765 or 594-5474

Open House – FirstEnergy Line Workers & Substation Electricians Training

date & location: Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – noon, at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College – 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA 15904 – Richland Campus Auditorium.
description: Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi and use the “Get Invited” link to receive an invitation a few weeks prior to the scheduled event.

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